Minneapolis hip-hop collective Doomtree has been among AQ’s main passion arteries for ages. We’re extremely proud to feature them in our latest Antiquiet Session, the first of many more to come this year.
The beloved rhymespitter veterans stepped into position under the El Rey lights in Hollywood last October for an intimate exercise with Antiquiet before their sold-out show that night. With mischievous grins and determined eyes, they weaved their parts with a casual precision, volleying verses and leaning hard on the intensity of their tremendous 2015 release All Hands. The five spitfire lyrical monsters – P.O.S., Dessa, Sims, Cecil Otter and Mike Mictlan – buoyed by the beat-backdrop sounds of Lazerbeak and Paper Tiger, brought an airtight narrative of passion, positivity and perseverance as they interwove onstage. Rotating placement with verse prominence, the collective drove home razor-sharp cadences and monster choruses as we tried not to lose our shit with excitement while taping.
The Doomtree energy blend is an exhilarating reminder that rap is so much more than materialistic fuckboy radio rhymes. Check out the crushing All Hands opener Final Boss, as well as .38 Airweight and Heavy Rescue, kicking off 2016 the way Antiquiet intends to follow through with: All parts in place, and working as they should.
If you’re new to Doomtree, level up your damned self by acquiring All Hands. The title nods to the nautical rally cry, “All hands on deck,” and the album stands as the most collaborative and cohesive project the crew has yet produced. The production from Cecil Otter, Lazerbeak, Paper Tiger, and P.O.S twists through 13 booming tracks, building the raw and epic soundscapes that the group has become well known for. This is the sound of old friends fine-tuning their craft, both together and individually, for over a decade, and it shows.