Take Five with The Alternate Side: Doomtree

by Kara Manning
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The Twin Cities hip hop scene has local luminaries like Atmosphere and Har Mar Superstar, but the rap collective Doomtree claims a strong mix of that region's most notable MCs and producers.

The six-man, one-woman crew released its second "official" album, No Kings, last fall, which they call their first truly collaborative effort. They'll kick off a UK and European tour on May 5 in Italy and will return to the States for more gigs this summer, including Lollapalooza in August. Several of Doomtree's many members — rappers Mike Mictlan (Mike Marquez), Cecil Otter (Kyle Smith), Dessa (Maggie Wander), P.O.S. (Stefon Alexander), Sims (Andrew Sims) and producers/DJs Lazerbeak (John Samuels) amd Paper Tiger (John Samuels) — will also branch out on solo tours.

Recently the septet visited Studio A for a live session and conversation with host Alisa Ali, and our cameras were rolling. Check out the interview and in-studio videos at The Alternate Side.

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