New Music Report: Dessa

March 3rd, 2010 by Rolling Stone Leave a reply »

Christian Hoard’s “Christian Rock” new music pick this week is a 28-year-old prose/poetry writer from Minneapolis with a philosophy degree called Dessa (real name: Margret Wander), who’s also a member of the rap collective Doomtree. Her debut A Badly Broken Code reminds Hoard of fellow Minnesota MC Slug. The beats are punchy and straight-forward, and so is Dessa. One of the best cuts is “The Bullpen,” where she rhymes about putting up with really annoying behavior from men. She suffers from a touch of “underground rapper syndrome” (symptoms: sounding serious too often), but her rapping and singing are solid and her love songs are strong and nuanced. She may be wordy, but she doesn’t waste syllables.

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