The ASL Version Of Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’ Is Pretty Fierce, And The Internet Begs For More [Video]

Think rap and ASL don’t mix? Think again — Shelby Mitchusson proves that they are a perfect match in her version of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself.”

Mitchusson, who is an interpreter, posted the video way back in September, 2014, and the Internet is only now catching on, the New York Daily News reported. And boy, has it ever.

Her now-viral version of “Lose Yourself” almost resembles an interpretive dance. She seamlessly combines sign language with her spot-on rhythm, and injects an infectious excitement that gives the Eminem song a whole new life.

[WARNING: The video contains explicit language.]

It is, in fact, just for “ASL interpreting purposes,” not originally intended to be entertaining or go viral across the Internet. In the comments, she actually encourages feedback from deaf people and ASL users and interpreters specifically.

From a professional standpoint, one user lauded Shelby not just for an amazing performance, but an excellent interpretation.

“(I) understood every sign so clearly & contextually!! You NAILED this girl!!!! Good for you!! Keep it up!”

Others called her “Lose Yourself” performance “fierce” and “awesome” and “truly amazing.” And most everyone begged for more videos.

Regardless of the video’s original purpose — and with such an enthusiastic response from people outside the signing community — she’s implied that more songs will follow, Billboard added.

“I have a deep love for interpreting music and would love to share more.”

Everyone better get in their requests in soon. Though she told the Daily News that she’s been “very busy in my personal life,” she is going to upload more videos to YouTube soon.

[Photo Courtesy YouTube Screengrab]

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