As a member of Doomtree, her Minneapolis-based hip hop collective, Dessa has performed in New Orleans for years. But the singer/rapper/author, as she recently wrote in a feature for New York Times Magazine, saw a whole new side of the city after experiencing it as a tourist.
Dessa, whose debut collection of essays is forthcoming from Dutton Books, will also be performing for the Minneapolis Twins’ home opener on April 3rd. As reported by the Star Tribune, a brass quintet from the Minnesota Orchestra will accompany her as she sings the national anthem. From rapping, journalism, and MLB performances to writing her first book, congratulations to Dessa for her awesome range of accomplishments!