Dessa – False Hopes EP (2005) (FLAC + 320 kbps)
Maggie Wander AKA Dessa/Dessa Darling is a female emcee, singer and poet from Minneapolis Minnesota. She is part of the hip-hop collective Doomtree, which also features P.O.S. among its numbers. False Hopes is Dessa’s first individual release after guesting on a number of tracks on previous Doomtree albums.
Whilst only being a five track EP, Dessa still uses False Hopes to showcase all of her skills. This includes switching between rapid fire, multiple-syllable rapping (Mineshaft) to melodic singing (Kites),both of which are performed solidly and with enough emotion and conviction to compel the listener. As with P.O.S.’ style of blending hip-hop with his punk and rock influences, False Hopes shows Dessa’s similar influences. The beats are primarily drum based and occasionally feature samples, although the backing is overall subdued with the main focus being on the vocal performances.
02. Everything Floats (Feat. Cecil Otter)
03. Press On (Feat. Sims)
FLAC – Florenfile
320 kbps – Florenfile