Paper Tiger

Producer | DJ

It is 1996. You are in a rusted-out Corolla with a crossfader apoxied to the dashboard. Killsadie, De La Soul, and Lifter Puller are maxing out the speakers. The window does not go down, no AC. He is singing, and smiling like a motherfucker. Welcome to Paper Tiger’s car.

Paper Tiger is Doomtree’s live DJ, our resident graphic designer, and one of our esteemed producers. Paper grew up with music at home, as the son of Minneapolis rocker Johnny Rey. As a teenager, Paper was friend to P.O.S, Cecil Otter, Mike Mictlan and MK Larada. After high school, the four lived in the now [in]famous Doomtree House—a den of creativity, beer cans, stencils, trash, and neighborhood concern.

As a producer, Paper Tiger’s style reveals his varied tastes. Listen for the influences of mid-school rap, electronic music, his friends. His snares snap, and his samples are distinguished by unusual textures and treatments. The music he makes ranges from the beautiful lamentations like Canonade (from his False Hopes release) to club-fire bangers like Game Over with Mike Mictlan, or Low light / Low Life off “Never Better” by P.O.S.

As a graphic artist, Paper keeps the Doomtree website, posters, and flyers on point. Sunglasses, skateboards, sneakers, NYC, Helvetica—all true of Mr. Tiger.

His 7-inch, Cloquet, was released at Blowout 5.

His first full length album “Made Like Us” was releases July 2010.


False Hopes 11: Paper Tiger
Cloquet 7″
Made Like Us
Summer EP
Beat Tape

Paper Tiger's Blog

Sunday Night

Posted on August 31, 2009

Played a show at SOB’s last night. I did 2 DJ sets, and played with the homie F.Stokes.

Camp Lo performed shortly after, and had a surprise guest , Nice & Smooth – Legendary Hip Hop.

I few cats in the crowd yelled “Doomtree!” Why not, thanks for stepping it up New York.


Posted on August 28, 2009

I am Djing tonight at the Parkside Lounge on Houston and B, NYC.

A View From Tour…

Posted on July 31, 2009

The Van

A View from Tour…

Posted on July 30, 2009

A view from tour...

A View From Tour…

Posted on July 27, 2009


A View From tour…

Posted on July 27, 2009

A View From Tour

Coming Soon….

Posted on July 27, 2009


Playing at the Elbo Room tonight.

Posted on July 21, 2009

Looks like a nice place.

Endless Summer…

Posted on July 15, 2009

Caption Test