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Monday, July 15, 2013

Fighting Words From Minnesota Rapper Dessa

Dessa's latest album is "Parts of Speech." (Doomtree)

Dessa’s latest album is “Parts of Speech.” (Doomtree)

Stephen Thompson, NPR Music writer and editor, brings us a new single from Minnesota rapper Dessa.

“Fighting Fish,” from her new album Parts of Speech, includes lyrics about Greek philosophy and emotional turmoil.

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  • Eartoground

    I don’t like this new song at all. Some of her other older songs are a lot better like the Chaconne and Dixon’s Girl. It sounds like she’s trying too hard now, and in an awkward stage of her melding of hip-hop and poetic lyricism and singing. In all truth, I think she does ballads better than hip-hop, and that the rap elements woven in work better when she keeps it down-tempo. This is a bit wannabe.

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