I Self Devine's new record features a slew of hip-hop power players to complement an emcee who is gaining major ground locally and nationally for his whip-smart and poignant raps. In his debut for The Current, I Self Devine talks Soundset, origins, his wide-range of influences from disco to his mother, graffiti and more.
As an activist in the nonprofit community, Chaka Mkali's experiences are immediately recognizable from the moment his new record The Sound Of Low Class Amerika takes off. His thoughts on modern society and injustice hit hard but always offer a sense of hope and redemption.
Songs performed: "Diamond Movement," "Up Aboves" and "Exist To Remain"
- I Self Devine