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Monday, July 15, 2013

Fighting Words From Minnesota Rapper Dessa

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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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