New Doomtree record, 'No Kings,' coming in November


With all of social media abuzz about Kanye West and Jay-Z's new record, Watch the Throne, which finds the pair kicking back and flaunting their reign over the hip-hop world, it seems like the perfect time to learn that one of the Twin Cities' most commanding crews, Doomtree, is preparing their own new release -- and the title of the record suggests a direct response to the mainstream kingpins' ruling patriarchy. 

No Kings, the second full-length Doomtree record to feature all seven active members, will drop this November.

[jump] Doomtree MC Dessa Darling confirmed as much last night when she sent us a missive from her recording booth (her closet), indicating that the crew is just putting the finishing touches on the vocal tracks now. The members of the crew had been tweeting the phrase "No Kings" all summer long (search for #nokings on Twitter), so it makes sense that those are the words they landed on to describe their latest release.

"To me, #NoKings means acknowledging your sovereignty and accepting no rulers over you, a declaration that you will not be manipulated," Sims tweeted on Monday night. "#NoKings [is] not about you unless you treat people as if you are better than them, manipulate, connive, etc. If you do then it is about you."

"This is Prince's kingdom," added Mictlan. "We never had a king."

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