If you think it'd be hard to bring all seven prolific members of Doomtree together to record, you'd be right. That's why the Minneapolis hip-hop collective called "all hands" for their first album in three years. Fortunately, All Hands is their most collaborative and socially-minded effort yet, showing off each artist's unique voice and delivery amid a fresh, densely produced sound. Since then, the crew has held firm and is currently touring across the country. On their stop to Seattle, we managed to cram Dessa, Sims, Mike Mictlan, P.O.S, Cecil Otter and producer Paper Tiger into the KEXP studio the latest in our Live Streaming Video series. Get up to the deck now for this high-energy session:
An essayist as well as a rapper, Dessa’s lyricism has always been a pool fed by both hip-hop and those forms of storytelling and poetry meant for the page. The Doomtree affiliated, Minneapolis MC is especially sharp-eyed on her latest single “Fire Drills,” off the soon-to-be-released album Chime.
Immigrants move to a new country for a guarantee: That life can be better in ways that were impossible in the home country. This is certainly true for Meklit Hadero, an Ethiopian-born woman who, through her immigrant experience as well as her talent, became an intriguing artist in the US.
San Francisco’s Moon Duo once again light up the KEXP live room as they launch into their special psychedelic blend of astronomically awesome audio that is bound to elevate your mind into an altered consciousness. Casting some light on their newly released LP, Shadow of the Sun, the duo have built …