Remember your troubles
Listen to RSE Radio's incredible special on I Self Devine from Saturday (only up until August 13), including interviews and rare tracks (from KFAI's audio archive). Then read my article on the rapper in today's paper, "Your Bad Self." Then buy this CD, which hit stores yesterday. Listen to "Ice Cold" now. And if you missed him opening for Common, see him perform Saturday at the Fine Line in Minneapolis.
Get to know your Self: Learn more about Hope Community, Inc., the low-income housing center where Self works. Here's the artist's biography at Rhymesayers. Here's a new profile in the Star Tribune, and one in Pulse of the Twin Cities. Brother Ali praised Self in City Pages last year. I Self Devine was a key voice in this 2004 oral history of Minneapolis hip hop. And he spoke to me in this 2000 interview about the Micranots. Here's my 2003 interview with Ant, Self's producer, and a more recent profile in the Star Tribune. (Ant also made a rare DJ appearance with Slug and Murs at the Rhymesayers Tenth Anniversary.) More Scholtes articles on TC hip hop and the old school.