Hand picked records important to the history of Soul Strut.
The Roots major label debut Do You Want More?!!!??! unleashed a groundbreaking sub genre of hip hop (an impressive mixture of jazzy live instrumentation crossed with a Native Tongue style verbal delivery). Lead by drummer Questlove and rapper Black Thought, Do You Want More?!!!??! featured a much more refined, expanded sound than their stripped-down 1993 independent debut Organix. The album also features a young Scott Storch on keys before all the boats and hoes. The hip hop purists on Soul Strut hated this band, especially when they explored "poppier" territory with 2004's Tipping Point. The die-hard crate diggers were also quick to critique Questlove's public persona as a drum break and sample spotting vinyl fan boy. This made for some entertaining forum threads over the years as evident in a couple of threads below.