This year has been a pivotal year for both Muja Messiah and I Self Divine in regards to their music. This year made it a decade since I Self’s highly celebrated and praised album Self Destruction was released and there was a show at 7th Street Entry to commemorate this milestone. Muja alongside a few other special guests and DJs blessed the stage that night as well. Muja has been up to a few things himself this year, He released his album ‘Angel Blood Soup’ which was executive produced by Mike The Martyr. Muja had a one of a kind release show at Cabooze for this album, it included performances from some of Minneapolis’s finest and a very special performance from Roc Marciano. Muja has also been featured and delivered solid guest verses on songs with Mike Dreams, Kids Like Us and Future Fossils just to name a few.
In addition to all this good music and shows Muja and I Self have been a part of this year, They both expressed interest in collaborating on more music a few months ago when I Self was a guest on ‘The Godcast‘. The podcast that Muja co-hosts with P-Murda. Now their collaboration effort has come to fruition, Muja and I Self released their album ‘9th House‘ yesterday (Thanksgiving Day). The two MC’s happen to share the same zodiac sign (Sagittarius), That is where the theme and many references on this project stem from. The two MCs, along with some of their new favorite producers, have created a universal sound that old and new fans can appreciate. The project features production from J.Hard, M¥K Shevy (Zulu Zuluu) and Orko Eloheim, as well as guest verses from Taylor Johnson aka Proper-T (Zulu Zuluu and Solflower Collective) and Lady Midnight (Vandaam). 9th House is the product of the diverse musical influences and backgrounds of Muja, I Self, the producers and other artists involved with the project. All aspects and components of this project come together effortlessly to make it the cohesive project it is. The two MCs continue to break mold and obliterate stereotypes as they tackle hard hitting topics and impact knowledge with their incomparable flows.
Enter the 9th House below as you listen to the latest music offering from Muja Messiah and I Self Divine. Catch I Self Divine and his Rhymesayers’ brethren’s at their 20th Anniversary Concert on December 4th. But be sure to be at Icehouse on December 9th to see Muja and I Self alongside the 9th ensemble as they put on an amazing show.
Image via Sound Veritè