I Self Devine

Chaka Mkali, also known as I Self Devine is a musician, MC, community organizer, racial justice trainer, graffiti artist, muralist, program coordinator and director of organizing and community building at Hope Community Center in Minneapolis. As an MC, I Self is known as an integral part of the Atlanta and Twin Cities underground Hip Hop community as ½ of the duo Micranots, ½ of Semi Official, ¼ of the Dynospectrum, and as a soloist. Over the last decade I Self has released over 10 albums of political conscious socially aware music capable of moving the crowd as well as uplift the spirit and sustain the movement.

As a graffiti artist and muralist, Chaka Mkali is recognized as one of the crucial figures in the revitalization of graffiti art in the Twin Cities using the skills developed in the streets, alleyways, walls, and store fronts of Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Atlanta. As The Director of Organizing and Community Building Chaka has developed impressive work with very diverse largely low income teens and young adults that is impacting individual lives and collectively helping to bring change to a challenged community.

Past Shows


Apr
22
nd
2016
7th St Entry
Apr
22
nd
2016
7th St Entry

Get Cryphy

with Plain Ole Bill, Jimmy 2 Times, DJ LAST WORD and more!
Dec
18
th
2015
Turf Club
Dec
18
th
2015
Turf Club

Heiruspecs

with I Self Devine and PHO
Dec
4
th
2015
Target Center
Dec
4
th
2015
Target Center

RHYMESAYERS 20

with Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Aesop Rock and more!
Aug
1
st
2015
7th St Entry
Aug
1
st
2015
7th St Entry

I Self Devine

with Sarah White, Muja Messiah, The Lioness and more!
Apr
12
th
2013
Mainroom
Apr
12
th
2013
Mainroom

Prof

with Mac Lethal, I Self Devine and HAPHDUZN
Mar
30
th
2013
7th St Entry
Mar
30
th
2013
7th St Entry

Micranots

MICRANOTS Performing The Album: OBELISK MOVEMENTS
with I Self Devine, Kool Akiem and SPECIAL SURPRISE GUESTS
Oct
28
th
2012
Mainroom
Sep
7
th
2012
Cabooze Outdoor Plaza
Sep
7
th
2012
Cabooze Outdoor Plaza
May
4
th
2012
7th St Entry
May
4
th
2012
7th St Entry

I Self Devine

with I RULE, MaLLy, Audio Perm and more!
Mar
24
th
2012
7th St Entry
Mar
24
th
2012
7th St Entry

I Self Devine

with SIMONE STEPPA DUJOUR, MIKE THE MARTYR, MANKWE featuring MEDIUM ZACH and more!
Feb
19
th
2012
7th St Entry
Feb
19
th
2012
7th St Entry

I Self Devine

with ill chemistry, Maria Isa, Plain Ole Bill and more!
Jan
22
nd
2012
7th St Entry
Jan
22
nd
2012
7th St Entry

I Self Devine

with Brother Ali, Muja Messiah, Alicia Steele and The Endeavors and more!
Dec
5
th
2011
7th St Entry
Dec
5
th
2011
7th St Entry

Mike Mictlan

with Spyder Baybie Raw Dog & 2% Muck, Kill The Vultures, 2% muck and more!
Jan
28
th
2011
Mainroom
Jan
28
th
2011
Mainroom

Maria Isa, I Self Devine, No Bird Sing and more!

with TEE MOORE, Franz Diego and Special Dark
Sep
9
th
2010
7th St Entry
Sep
9
th
2010
7th St Entry

Muja Messiah

with DJ TURTLENECK and I Self Devine
Jul
17
th
2010
7th St Entry
Jul
17
th
2010
7th St Entry

Mr. Gene Poole

with Musab, EXTREME, DJ PAULY CUTS and more!
Feb
9
th
2010
Mainroom
Feb
9
th
2010
Mainroom

A BENEFIT FOR HAITI

with Brother Ali, FREEWAY & JAKE ONE, Sage Francis and more!

More Shows

Jul
27
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Killer Queen

Jun
1
st
Fine Line

Lost Dog Street Band

with The Hill Country Devil
Aug
13
th
First Avenue

Built To Spill

Oct
7
th
Fine Line

The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell