From the home of the cornrows, khakis, and cul-de-sacs,
Self Scientific is evidence of more than that.
But at the same time, evidence of more of that,
Coming from the Westside, Leftside of the map.
While the collaboration of MC Chace Infinite and DJ Khalil first rose to prominence with 1998's "Return," this talented Los Angeles duo has frustrated fans for nearly two decades. While both have worked on solo projects (with Khalil's production credits including work with Jay-Z, Eminem, Nas, Kendrick Lamar, and just about a who's who of hip hop) the duo have rarely collaborated together outside of 2001's The Self Science and 2005's Change.
These two tracks provide just a taste of Self Scientific's talent. The first, "Leftside" is a celebration of the group's Los Angeles home and comes courtesy of 2011's Trials of the Blackhearted FreEP (if you like what you hear, I recommend downloading the entire project, which includes features from Big K.R.I.T., Freddie Gibbs, and Talib Kweli).
The second, "Deeper Roots," comes off Designer Roots, an album the two have been promising since 2010 (and has seemingly fallen apart). It's a song that I couldn't stop playing on repeat a couple years back and provides testament to the unrealized potential of the group. Hopefully Fear & Propaganda eventually drops, but I'm not holding my breath.