THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016 |
Posted by: Lea Weatherby
The truth is, we can look back at Doomtree sessions any day of the week and still be in complete awe of their performances. The members of the Minneapolis hip-hop collective, consisting of Dessa, Cecil Otter, Sims, P.O.S, Mike Mictlan, Lazerbeak and Paper Tiger, have known and created together for years. Just recently, they celebrated a decade as a collective with a final Doomtree Blowout hosted by Minneapolis' iconic venue, First Avenue. The formerly annual event became nothing short of a holiday in the Twin-Cities, and it's incredibly rare to see such an unshakeable bond between local fans and their hometown artists.
As a collective, Doomtree is ceaseless in terms of their evolution and growth. With an unshakeable faith in one another's abilities, they consistently put out records that are always, however improbable, better than the last. What works so well about Doomtree is that their music isn't a matter of creative co-dependency, it's a matter of choice, respect passion, art and more significantly, friendship. With their proven abilities as solo artists, the Midwest rappers have established a seemingly preternatural sense of one another, one that's so sharply honed, it seems as though the collective is an extension of a single pyche, suddenly materializing into seven hip-hop luminaries the moment they hit the stage.
With #TBT upon us, we'd like to throw it back to this unforgettable SXSW garage gig with Doomtree.