After his success with "Gangsta's Paradise" from 1995-96, he comes back in summer of 1997 with My Soul, another dope album from Coolio. Many say he is too pop, but regardless, I enjoy him. He has a dope rap voice, and I do like his style, and he has great producers behind him. Sonically, this album is somewhat similar to Gangsta's Paradise, full of great G-Funk beats that are perfect for the ride. Wino and Vic C handle a couple songs, and Romeo, who handled much of Gangsta's.... handled a huge part of this one too. This album is definitely a good party album, for the beats and lyrics on many tracks reflect a fun vibe. "One Mo" (with 40 Thevz) is one for sure, a dope lowrider joint with a bouncy beat and a great vocoder riff in the hook. "Ooh La La" is a bump and grind sex joint with a phat funky beat, and "Throwdown 2000" is a nice party jam with a P-Funk type beat as is "Can I Get Down 1X;" both are also great for a nice 3 wheel motion ride! "Knight Fall" is a bit darker with more serious lyrics and a bit more pessimistic. "Homeboy" features Montell Jordan in the hook, and is awesome. Coolio wants to send some love to the homies, and he wants you to do the same. The beat is relaxing with a nice twangy riff. Coolio wants to keep in touch with his soul on the title track with a nice relaxing guitar ridden beat. C U When U Get There (w/ 40 Thevz) is serious and socially aware. The beat is fantstic with good vocal backing in the hook. Overall, this album is awesome, and fun to listen to. Definitely, this one is a party starter, with a couple more serious tracks.