Hand picked records important to the history of Soul Strut.
Ranked #147 in the Soul Strut 200
1995 sophomore release from the zany Los Angeles hip hop collective who were a breath of fresh air during the early 90s G-Funk craze. At the time, the album was met with mixed reactions due their more refined, mature approach. Gone were the hyper-comical, adolescent posse raps in favor of more introspective themes about death and drug addiction. Today the album is touted as a cult favorite thanks to the early contributions from legendary rap producer Jay Dee Aka Jay Dilla. Dilla has his thumbprints all over the album especially on the lead off single "Runnin'", the dreamy opener "Bullshit", "Somethin' That Means Somethin'", and arguably the best track "Drop". Labcabincalifornia was hardly a commercial success and stalled any momentum the band had moving forward. They released two albums in the early 00s to little fanfare.