Sylvia Burgos Toftness was raised in the third-story walk-up of a brick tenement building in the South Bronx. In the early 1970s, she moved to Duluth, Minnesota, where she worked as a television reporter for three years. She then transitioned to public relations, where she remained 40 years, 20 of w ... More >>
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About eight months ago, a strange new Twitter handle began getting mentions from local hip-hop artists."if you live in the twin cities and you like doughnuts and/or anarchy, you need to follow @drrtydonutz now," tweeted Astronautalis a.k.a. Andy Bothwell. From Doomtree, simply: "Dirty Donuts." Bef ... More >>
"Profile photo."Thomas "@iheartmpls" Stinchfield has tapped into the nearly dessicated reservoir of ideas for a "Shit ______ Say" meme eating away at our brains and bandwidth. His inspiration: fans of the Twin Cities' hip-hop collective Doomtree. And he even sprung for a fitted cap and the bandan ... More >>
The latest edition of De Capo's annual Best Music Writing anthology just dropped, and in addition to the 32 essays published in this year's book they have published an extensive list of honorable mentions. One of those mentions, in particular, caught our attention: the essay "Dessa Reflects on He ... More >>
Hunting for Father reveals MC to be daring and visionary
While we await news of Lindsey Vonn's fate, check out some non sports injury-related news we brought you this week.
The Doomtree crew member is gearing up for her solo release.
Way to spill the beans on Dessa's real name, New York Times.
The hip-hop diploma program fleshes out its staff.
2001[not really Doomtree] Building Better Bombs, Bottle Rocket single, 100 black discs limited edition [no label][not really Doomtree] Building Better Bombs, I Will Burn mini CD [no label][not really Doomtree] Cenospecies, In Definition (Peak Records), 2001: "Hip Hop"Note: Here's probably the firs ... More >>
Crack open our Twin Cities Local Music Yearbook and reminisce on an effed-up year
MC/VL hit the sweet spot between rapping with a sense of humor and rapping as a joke
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I got a little steamed this morning reading the following paragraph from Chris Riemenschneider's story about Dessa Darling, MC with local hip-hop collective Doomtree: "The truth is, Darling, 24, didn't grow up a B-girl. She was a smart kid from Minneapolis Southwest High School who graduated from th ... More >>
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The Minnesota poetry slam team girds for battle