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Dessa on Writing Hip Hop Lyrics


Rapper and poet Dessa joined me over the phone for Composer Quest Episode 21, in the midst of her nationwide tour (SXSW, New Orleans, Nashville, etc.). I was honored to talk with Dessa about her creative process of writing and arranging hip hop songs. In this episode, we get a glimpse behind the scenes of Castor, the Twin, which features more tender jazz arrangements of her original beat-based songs produced by the Doomtree crew.

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Episode Soundtrack

For more of Dessa’s music, visit doomtree.net/dessa. You should also say hi to her on Facebook and Twitter.

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