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Dessa, “A Badly Broken Code”

Dessa, A Badly Broken Code Doomtree Like many spoken-word artists turned rappers, Dessa makes music that can’t be easily pegged as hip hop. Instead, A Badly Broken Code has a wintry, quiet tone reminiscent of mid-90s trip-hop, and she spends … Continue reading

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Dessa’s “Dixon’s Girl”

Dessa drives through the snow with a horde of Minneapolis freaks. I’m not really sold on her album — she does too much singjay harmonizing and not enough spoken-word/rapping — but this clip will do just fine. Directed by Todd … Continue reading

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Dessa’s “A Badly Broken Code”

Earlier this year, I included Minneapolis singer/rapper/poet Dessa on a list of ten dope MCs (not the ten best, as I mistakenly wrote, just ten good ones). I included her on the strength of a few appearances on Doomtree’s self-titled … Continue reading

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Superlists!: Top Ten Femcees

Chuck D., the legendary front man for Public Enemy, recently told Allhiphop.com that he wants to see more women involved in hip hop. “In ‘09, my fighting the power is for women in Hip-Hop, especially groups, producers, songwriters, and label … Continue reading

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