The rest of 2014 is shaping up to be dominated by the Doomtree crew. In addition to the rap collective's highly anticipated new album, the behind-the-scenes coffee-table book coming this month, and tour dates for most of the group -- culminating in the annual wintertime Doomtree Blowout extravaganza ... More >>
The official push for Doomtree's follow-up to 2011's No Kings is underway with ".38 Airweight." A forboding beat by Cecil Otter, Lazerbeak, and Paper Tiger -- originally called "Cheesy Crusty," they told the Current -- pushes the crew's missives into dark territory as they explore 1980s subway vigil ... More >>
Doomtree just added another chapter, literally, to their hip-hop legacy in the Twin Cities. Out August 26, the crew has prepared Doomtree: Every Single Day, a 500-page book filled with up-close photographs, set lists, lyrics, gear, backstage moments, and more of what has made P.O.S., Dessa, Sims, Ce ... More >>
In the coming days, Gimme Noise will profile the 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Zoe Prinds-Flash has already gained the trust of several local artists, and is frequently employed in a behind-the-scenes capacity. She's worked backstage with Doomtree, in the studio ... More >>
To quote Lazerbeak: "Yes, Doomtree is indeed for the children." Last week, the Minneapolis rap team of P.O.S., Dessa, Sims, Mike Mictlan, Cecil Otter, 'beak, and Paper Tiger unveiled three shows at First Avenue for Doomtree's ninth December series of Blowout shows. Their elder fans on down to 18 ye ... More >>
The Doomtree Blowout is one of the annual musical highlights of the cold winter months here in Minnesota. The energetic local rap collective have just announced the dates of their 9th annual Blowout, with the crew set to take over First Avenue on three nights in December. And this year, the hardwork ... More >>
Doomtree Roosevelt High School Auditorium, Minneapolis Friday, April 26, 2013 "Good morning, Roosevelt." With these words, Dessa quieted the chattering group of students and fans inside the south Minneapolis school's auditorium. During one of the first nice days of 2013, a select group of aspiring ... More >>
Looking for some affordable entertainment to kick off the warm weather? Anyone who is already on Doomtree's email list has the answer. The Twin Cities hip-hop crew is assembling for a last-minute show at a location that'll make sense to those following their activities of late. Where might that be, ... More >>
Minneapolis rap group Doomtree will release a full-length documentary detailing their rise titled Team the Best Team on December 11. Just in time for the Blowout VIII shows at First Avenue, and definitely ahead of your holiday giving schedule.This 70-minute film was directed by by Chris Hadland, who ... More >>
Doomtree's annual Blowout series turns eight years young this December. Last year, the workhorse team dropped seven shows in a row. Just announced this afternoon, the Minneapolis hip-hop crew will rock three shows at First Avenue to spray holiday cheer all over your high-priced sneakers and luxury a ... More >>
Without much preamble, Mike Mictlan released his first solo project in four years, fittingly titled SNAXXX!, on the Doomtree Bandcamp page as a free download. It's a grimy affair, largely produced by the dirty beats guru 2% Muck, and it's a promising glimpse of the dark alleys down which Mictlan is ... More >>
See Also:Doomtree's noir-heavy "Beacon" video debutsLocal Frames: New videos from Poliça, Paper Tiger, Sleep Study, and moreBespectacled beatsmith Paper Tiger can be credited with producing a number of Doomtree's rap hits, but he shines without vocal help as well, as proven yet again by his latest ... More >>
See Also:Summit Backyard Bash announces all-local lineupDoomtree beatmaker/producer extraordinaire Lazerbeak is certainly keeping himself busy during these hot summer months. In addition to serving as executive producer on Paper Tiger's two brand new collections, the Summer EP and the bonus 15-track ... 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 >>
As the Doomtree crew are all getting psyched for their sprawling 2-month-long U.S. tour which starts tomorrow night, they dropped a lighthearted, no-frills video for "Bangarang," one of the most rousing tracks on their recent No Kings album. The clip features all the members of the Doomtree colle ... More >>
As if the booming beats found on No Kings weren't enough, Doomtree's producer extraordinaire Lazerbeak has somehow found time to put together a solo instrumental album, Lava Bangers. The new collection of tracks are all culled from an endless array of beats Lazerbeak had stored in his MPC, mixe ... More >>
At last weekend's Doomtree Blowout, we gave fans the chance to score an extra prize and profess their love for the group by participating in a back-to-the-schoolyard-style coloring contest. Yes, a coloring contest -- as in one using crayons, markers, and even some lipstick, with a design centered ... More >>
Photos by Nick WosikaDoomtree Blowout VII: Night SixDecember 9, 2011First Avenue, Minneapolis After five consecutive late-night, high-energy individual performances in the Entry this week, you could have forgiven Doomtree if their sold-out, full-crew set in First Avenue's Mainroom Friday n ... More >>
Photos by Nick WosikaDoomtree Blowout VII: Night SevenDecember 10, 2011First Avenue, MinneapolisSaturday's all-ages performance at First Ave marked the culmination of a week's worth of shows for the Doomtree crew, who showcased both their individual talents with solo shows in the Entry and their ... More >>
Who needs holiday shopping this weekend when you have music to keep you busy?
Ho ho ho, Merry No Kingsmas! Doomtree are dominating the dialog of the Twin Cities this week as they tear through seven back-to-back nights at the 7th St. Entry and First Avenue Mainroom. In honor of their historical residency and the strength of their latest full-crew album, No Kings, we opene ... More >>
Pick up a copy of this year's Winter Guide issue of City Pages and you'll notice that Doomtree is not only featured on the cover and in an interview about their new album, No Kings, but that they've invaded our entire damn publication. Many of our Winter Guide tidbits and listings are availa ... More >>
Well. We figured Doomtree would have something up their sleeves to celebrate the release of their forthcoming full-crew full-length, No Kings, which drops on November 22. But this is practically obscene.
Photo by Nick WosikaWith 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, Doomtr ... More >>
Photo by Erik HessThe seven-headed monster known as Doomtree has a lot of feet in a lot of doors. Not only are they one of the metro's indie-rap heavyweights, they are also a record label, book publisher, and producers of various multi-media. The collective has grown from Hopkins high schoo ... More >>
About a month ago, Ryan Olson announced that Doomtree would be doing an album (or so) of Gayngs "regrinds" to be called Affiliyated. I wrongly operated under the assumption that the album would be a rap-friendly-ized version of Relayted, everyone in Doomtree would predictably kill it, and everything ... More >>
As per usual, the Doomtree crew are staying busy during these frigid months.
Photo by Jon BehmP.O.S. at last year's Doomtree BlowoutFresh off their first family-wide North American tour, Doomtree is back home and ready to pour their hearts and souls all over the Mainroom stage to a sold-out crowd and come back tomorrow night for a second round. We're so excited, we put to ... More >>
B FRESH PHOTOGRAPHYMictlan & POS in NY@CityPages caught up with @Doomtree on their WINGS TEETH tour in Brooklyn, 21 cities into their first-ever all-crew tour. In our exclusive "#TourTweets," find out who got their first tattoo on tothe road, who is the most homesick, and who was missing hi ... More >>
photo by: Aliison AllenComing September 28th: a first solo record from the former Plastic Constellations guitarist-turned Doomtree backbone Lazerbeak, as well as a November tour across America with the very same crew. We've got a song and dates for you.
Producer's solo debut features "stuff too weird for a rap beat"
There doesn't appear to be a complete list of set times available anywhere, so we compiled this list by visiting each artist's website/Facebook page and filling in as many holes as we could. There are still a few times up in the air -- please post additional info in the comments.And in the mean t ... More >>
Photo by Ben ClarkFree Energy at SXSW 2010Yet another outdoor summer festival has announced its lineup, making this one of the busiest weeks for show news that we've seen in a long, long time. Thank you summer. We've been waiting for you.Thanks to Reviler for directing our attention to the Grand ... More >>
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The hip-hop crew's annual extravaganza showcased their diverse pool of talent.
From the bottom of the bottle to the top of the throne.
Follow along on Twitter for your chance to win.
Way to spill the beans on Dessa's real name, New York Times.
The hip-hop collective is going analog.
T-minus 3 months and counting.
The top 10 local records sold last week at the Fetus.
Pharcyde and MF Doom? Looks like the 500 pound gorilla of hip hop festivals put on some weight over the winter.
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 >>