Dessa has made a career out of bucking traditional genre designations – from rapping at Lollapalooza to arranging for a 100-voice choir.
She tours internationally as a solo musician and as a member of Doomtree, the innovative Minneapolis hip-hop collective. Her most recent album, Parts of Speech, debuted at #76 on the Billboard charts. In 2016, she contributed a song to Lin-Manuel Miranda's #1 album, The Hamilton Mixtape. Within the past year, she made her orchestral debut with world-renown Minnesota Orchestra; published her first piece in The New York Times Magazine; and signed a book deal with Dutton Books (Penguin Random House.)