Freebie | Paper Tiger featuring Dessa, “Palace”

Minneapolis hip hop collective Doomtree is having a very busy year.  Both P.O.S. and Dessa put out amazing albums and both are part of the Gayngs project. Parts of the crew recently recorded a session for Daytrotter. Then most of the crew are performing this Sunday at Soundset in Minneapolis.  Now another member of the crew is stepping out with a solo debut.  His name is Paper Tiger, who is one of the crews producers and DJs. He is set to drop his debut release called “Made Like Us” on July 27th on Doomtree records. You can hear and download one of the tracks from the album and it features fellow crew member Dessa.

Paper Tiger f. Dessa – “Palace” (Download)


Freebie | Doomtree’s Daytrotter Session

When people think of Minneapolis hip hop, most people’s first word is Rhymesayers. However, that has been changing thanks to the Doomtree collective. The nine member collective, which consists of P.O.S., Dessa, Sims, Cecil Otter, Lazerbeak, Marshall Larada, Mike Mictlan, Paper Tiger &Turbo Nemesis, have been making noise for sometime. Recently P.O.S. and Dessa performed at Turner Hall Ballroom.  Well the site, Daytrotter did an amazing session with most of the Minneapolis collective. You can download it for free from here. The session features performances from Cecil Otter, Sims, Mike Mictlan, and Dessa.

Interview | Dessa from Doomtree

Before I moved to Milwaukee, I lived in Minneapolis for about 9 years. About 6 years ago I did a local music show with three other friends on KFAI, a community station. We came up with this idea to put on a show at the Triple Rock Social Club featuring all local artists and bands. One of those artist was very young talented artist by the name of Dessa from a hip hop crew called Doomtree , which P.O.S was founding member. She totally amazed the crowd and me with her lyrics and music.

Not only she has an amazing flow, but she has amazing singing voice.  Her talents does not just include music, but she is also an accomplish writer. She wrote Sprial Bound, which is collection of stories, poems, and other literary gems. Fast-forward to today, Dessa recently release her debut release “A Badly Broken Code” on Doomtree Records, and she is currently on tour in support of the record. She will be playing Turner Hall Ballroom with crew mate P.O.S. on Saturday, March 20th.

I got a chance to talk to Dessa via phone a couple of weeks back. Take a listen (I apologize for the sound quality. Cell phone interviews can be rough).

Dessa Interview Pt. 1

Dessa Interview Pt. 2

Dessa Interview Pt. 3

Dessa – “Dixon’s Girl”

Dessa – “Poor Atlas”

Video | Dessa “Dixon’s Girl”

As you may know, P.O.S. and Dessa of Mineapolis’ Doomtree collectivewill be coming to Milwaukee on March 20th to Turner Hall Ballroom.  Dessa just released her debut release “A Badly Broken Code” this past Tueesday, and we have been playing the song “Dixon’s Girl”.  Well she recently released the video for the song as well just so you can have a taste before she hits Milwaukee. She will be an artist to watch in 2010! Enjoy.

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Freebie: Doomtree’s Dessa, “Dixon’s Girl”

Dessa Darling

A lot of people been asking about a song we have been playing early this year called “Sadie Hawkins” by a very talented artist by the name of Dessa Darling of the Minneapolis hip hop collective Doomtree. I get questions like: Is she going to put out an album or is she ever going to perform in Milwaukee. Well I got answers for both of those questions. Yes and yes.  Dessa Darling will be releasing a full length album on January 19th called “A Badly Broken Code”, and she will be performing with fellow Doomtree artist P.O.S. March 20th, at Turner Hall Ballroom.  However, if you can’t wait until March to see her, you can catch her in Madison with Kid Sister and fellow Doomtree artist Sims this New Year’s Eve. In the meantime, check out and download a track from her forthcoming album.

Freebie: New P.O.S, “Goodbye”


Doomtree member and founder and Rhymesayer artist P.O.S. has a new album coming out on February 3rd on Rhymesayers. We have been playing the Doomtree song “Dots and Dashes” feat. P.O.S and Dessa here on 88Nine RadioMilwaukee.  Check out the new song “Goodbye” and let me know what you think.

P.O.S – Goodbye from his forthcoming album “Never Better” (download)

He will be going on tour to support “Never  Better” here are the tour dates.

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New Music Wednesday: Eugene, Powderfinger, Doomtree, MGMT

For New Music Wednesday 11/12/08, we’ve got four brand new songs. Eugene, Powderfinger, Doomtree, and MGMT.

Listen to the tracks below and then let us know what you think by voting for your favorite tune. We’ll announce the winner next week.

Eugene – “Calm, Cool, and Collected”
Powderfinger – “Lost and Running”
Doomtree ft. Dessa and P.O.S. – “Dots and Dashes”
MGMT – “Kids”