Michigan has been a breeding ground for some of the finest in hip-hop for decades. From MC Breed to J Dilla, from rhymes to beats, it’s trite by now to say there’s something in the water in the mitten. The tradition continues with MC SelfSays, coming straight out of Lansing.
While many rappers strive to emulate Scarface on wax, SelfSays probably sounds more like Larry David on tape. The cerebral, neurotic MC puts his personality under a microscope on his breakout Something Out Of Nothing EP that dropped a few years ago and caused many to take notice. Inserting his own particular experiences into a meter that was a bit unorthodox, and coupled with forward-thinking production (Devonwho, Knxwledge, Samiyam, and others), the EP got traction via word of mouth.
Picking up where that project left off, Self recently delivered APRIL, a short collection of newer works. It’s not a full new project but more of a teaser of upcoming tracks, a preview of the new and improved SelfSays. The cut we’re sharing with you today is “Comedy Rap,” a quirky trip down the rabbit hole that finds SS bouncing all around within his cerebral cortex, examining those incongruent thoughts that most dismiss.