At the end of their 2015 All Hands tour, famed Minneapolis hip-hop collective Doomtree decided to take a short break, allowing each respective member of the group to work on their own projects. And while Dessa was contributing the killer track “Congratulations” to The Hamilton Mixtape, and Cecil Otter made the electrifying EP Dear Echo, rappers P.O.S and Sims, and beatmakers Lazerbeak and Paper Tiger banded together to form Shredders, an excitable, energetic rogues gallery of breezy underground Minnesota rap.
“Fly As I Dare," with its apocalyptic backing track, sounds irresistibly hyped, with P.O.S’ and Sims’ easy flow and whip-smart delivery elevating the track as the MCs juggle topics ranging from Archer, hanging at the beach and dying alone. It's a stressful world, the MCs warn us, but they're still maintaining their cool and doing the Twin Cities proud.
Today's song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is "Weird Ways" by Strand of Oaks, from the 2019 album Eraserland on Dead Oceans.
Today's song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is "West is my Home II" by Essam, from the 2018 self-released album 12.12.
Today's song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is "Sympacide" by Pion, from the 2018 Sympacide EP on Entreprise.