I Self Devine of Rhymesayers released Self Destruction in 2005, way before I really even knew what hip-hop was outside of Nelly, Eminem and 50 Cent. A couple of days ago, the Minneapolis emcee unleashed a demo from the session when he recorded the project ten years ago called “This Is That Shit” featuring P.O.S of Doomtree (who just made an appearance on the DopeHouse earlier today).
This new single really is that shit, with Devine kicking off the demo with absolutely disgusting bars, spitting, “I don’t believe in hell and heaven because it’s all in your mind. While on earth, what you make of it, seek and you find.” The two emcees vent their frustrations, and while the bars may be controversial in their subject matter — the two discuss race and religion — the flow, aggression and passion they’re delivered with are commendable.
Listen to “This Is That Shit” below.