Some of you may have seen this over on MNSpeak
already, but the McNally Smith hip-hop program, a 45-credit study in hip-hop business, music, and history which was just formally launched this fall semester, was featured in a recent issue of the New York Times. Things we learned from the paper's profile of the school: The St. Paul private college has a scholarship for music technology studies funded by Ice Cube; of the 14 students enrolled in the new program, only two are female; and Doomtree's Dessa Darling's real name is... Well, we'll let the Times spill the beans for us in that respect.
Click here to read the full article: Students Get Schooled on Hip-Hop at Minn. College
Speaking of Dessa, the Doomtree collective MC has announced that her forthcoming solo album, A Badly Broken Code
, will drop January 22 with a CD-release party at the Fine Line.