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Hear Dessa’s ferocious song on “The Hamilton Mixtape”

It’s finally here. Fans of Hamilton, the hip-hop musical that took home 11 Tony awards this year, have been eagerly anticipating companion project The Hamilton Mixtape. When the mixtape’s tracklist went public last month, expectations racheted up even higher, with Chance the Rapper, Ashanti, and Minnesota’s own Dessa announced as collaborators. Now, the whole project is out. Dessa’s contribution is […]

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Minnesota musicians’ message: Vote!

It’s official: election day is upon us. Check out how some local musicians are fulfilling their civic duty and encouraging you to do the same. Jeremy Messersmith It is finished. A photo posted by Jeremy Messersmith (@jeremymessersmith) on Nov 7, 2016 at 6:32am PST Dessa Haaaay, Minneapolis. The wait at the downtown government center was […]

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Dessa, Chance The Rapper featured on the official ‘Hamilton Mixtape’

Writer/rapper/internet hero Lin-Manuel Miranda introduced Hamilton as a “concept album” when he first performed part of it in 2009. Later, the vision became a mixtape, then a musical, and the groundbreaking rap/R&B show — which centers around Alexander Hamilton and key figures in his life — opened at New York City’s Public Theater in 2015 before moving […]

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Dessa, Jeremy Messersmith to play get-out-the-vote concert at Aria

Tomorrow, Nov. 2, Congressman Keith Ellison is hosting a Get Out the Vote Concert at Aria. The goal of the event is to emphasize the importance of the upcoming election, and to remind Minnesotans to get out and vote. Dessa, Jeremy Messersmith, Aby Wolf, Sophia Eris, and DJ Shannon Blowtorch will perform at the event, which will also feature […]

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