False Hopes – Dessa
Production by Lazerbeak, Tom Servo, Paper Tiger, and Butcher’s Butcher.
2. Everything Floats ft. Cecil Otter
3. Press On ft. Sims
“As part of the Doomtree collective, Dessa established herself as the girl who can roll with the boys. False Hopes finally showed us just what she’s capable of. Combining her talents for slam poetry, velvety R&B singing, and honest-to-goodness rapping, this five-song EP is a revealing and often dark look at her life and loves. The versatility takes her from the tongue-twisting head-spinner “Mineshaft” to the drowsy, hypnotic “Kites,” without ever losing the flow. If there’s any justice in this world (something she occasionally doubts), Dessa’s eminence as our hip-hop queen will inspire more local women to pick up the mic.”