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Dessa and Sims


Mississippi Studios (map) North
Sun., July 21, 8 p.m. 2013 21+

Mississsippi Studios

The only female member of Minneapolis rap collective Doomtree since their first release, False Hopes, Dessa has always stood out from her peers with her poetic, spoken-word rap style. On her latest solo effort, Parts of Speech, she indulges further in the singing and songwriting abilities she often hinted at in her past solo material and work with supergroup Gayngs, but wisely spares any acoustic cheesiness by sticking to her tried-and-true in-house producers Paper Tiger and Lazerbeak. Even the softer songs still manage to hit hard, Dessa's lyrics taking focus when the beats thin out. There's definitely an art-house element to it all, but it should go over well in a live setting with a crowd that's been down with Doomtree since their backpack glory days. MIKE RAMOS

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227

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  • Sun., July 21, 8 p.m. 2013
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