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Interview | Dessa from Doomtree

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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

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Dessa Interview Pt. 2

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Dessa Interview Pt. 3

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Dessa - "Dixon's Girl"

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Dessa - "Poor Atlas"

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/8787865]