Tag Archive for doomtree

‘the combination made my eyes bleed’

Wugazi – 13 Chambers (self-released, 2011) Obviously this album layers Wu-Tang rhymes over Fugazi post-rock to create the ultimate tribute to the early 90’s.  What might not be so obvious before listening to the album is how well these diverse groups fit together.  Like Danger Mouse and Jaydiohead before them, Cecil Otter, Swiss Andy, Plain Ole Bill and Adam Constable… Read more →

Wugazi = Doomtree + Wu-Tang + Fugazi = Awesome

In these days when most are too jaded to even waste their time claiming ‘hip-hop is dead’, the Minneapolis-based Doomtree collective continue to put out exciting releases from P.O.S., Dessa and most recently Simms.  Today they leaked the first track off their Wugazi project.  Joining the likes of Danger Mouse‘s Grey Album and Jaydiohead‘s mixtapes, Sleep Rules Everything Around Me… Read more →

Derailed: Dessa – Badly Broken Code

Every so often I will be posting under the ‘Derailed’ heading. This is for posts that are outside my normal comfort area…indie rock/pop. Dessa is a part of the Doomtree hip-hop collective out of Minneapolis.  As I have mentioned before, this collective is associated with the Rhymesayers label and consists of underground or alternative hip-hop artists that take more influence… Read more →

Derailed: P.O.S @ The Marquis Theater 2/05/10

Every so often I will be posting under the ‘Derailed’ heading. This is for posts that are outside my normal comfort area…indie rock/pop. Last night P.O.S and ‘special guests’ brought their punk-influenced form of hip-hop to Denver’s Marquis Theatre. We missed Denver’s own The Pirate Signal, but got there in time to catch most of Dessa‘s set.  Dessa, along with… Read more →

Derailed: Minneapolis Hip-Hop @ Marquis 2/5

Every so often I will be posting under the ‘Derailed’ heading. This is for posts that are outside my normal comfort area…indie rock/pop When you think of hip-hop hubs, Minneapolis is probably not the first city to come to mind.  But the Twin Cities actually have a pretty exciting scene.  And now with Def Jux changing their direction, the Doomtree… Read more →