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Dessa performs "Good Grief" at an intimate Isthmus Live Session at the Isthmus offices in downtown Madison, Wisconsin on September 15, 2017. more

Isthmus Live Sessions

Mike Mictlan performs "Mid-West-Coast" at an intimate Isthmus Live Session at the Isthmus offices in downtown Madison, Wisconsin on February 13th, 2016. more

Isthmus Live Sessions

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Chad Kamenshine

Members of Minneapolis’ Doomtree holed up in a North Woods cabin to make their last two albums. Hear what they have to say at the Barrymore Theatre on Dec. 5. more

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She may be the lone female member of Minneapolis hip-hop collective Doomtree, but that’s not all that makes Dessa stand out. She’s also a skilled poet with a college degree in philosophy and has released more novels than she has solo albums. more

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"Spoken word" isn't the sexiest term in hip-hop, but it signals a point where the genre's artistry becomes more eclectic and free. American-born, Paris-dwelling artist Saul Williams and Dessa of Minneapolis' Doomtree crew blend rapping, singing and p more

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"I'll play, but it ain't your game and it ain't your rules," raps Sims on "No Way," the track that begins Doomtree's 2011 album "No Kings". "And it ain't your world, and I brought my crew." more

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No clear line separates Doomtree from the solo careers of the seven MCs and producers who make up this Minneapolis hip-hop collective. Doomtree helped make the Twin Cities an underground hip-hop haven. more

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Dessa Darling, one of several rising stars in the Minneapolis-based hip-hop crew Doomtree Collective, isn't just a rad rapper, a soulful vocalist and a sharp-tongued spoken-word artist. She's also an accomplished writer. more

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