I Self Devine drops another free mixtape, video
The third out of a total of four mixtapes preceding I Self Devine's sophomore album was made available recently, along with another video, directed by Dave Wilson. This is the last free mix available from the Culture Series, as number four will come along with a pre-order of the album The Sound Of Low Class Amerika.
This is Reports From the Field, people.
It's a dark and seedy video that moves at a glacial pace, contrasting a number of recent videos that approach drug use from a purely party perspective. A much more complete angle on the subject, the song deals with "the aesthetic of addiction" from a realist's stance. It focuses on specific imagery ("Resin on fingertips / Slump leanin / Promethazinin' / Jolly Ranchers in a styrofoam") to give a window into the mind of the addicted, while zooming out to show consequences and larger impacts ("Teeth fallin out / Piss blood, hair fallin out / Pigs apprehended / Protective custody where they sent him / No visits"). It's stark while eerily inviting.
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