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Born Margaret Wander, Dessa’s first release with Doomtree, False Hopes, introduced a unique sensibility to underground hip-hop: literary, bitter-sweet, and wry. She alternated between a clever, droll persona as an emcee and her earnest, unaffected delivery as a singer with a low, clear alto voice. Her a cappella arrangements delicate and expressive, full of sad, old world harmonies. False Hopes attracted a varied set of…

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  • Brilliant!
  • easily beats down 80% of todays female/male emcees out there. as one guy here said, clearly an english major, way too poetic and intelligent storytelling and wordplaying
  • нормик
  • A Badly Broken Code is damn good album
  • Looking to for 2 tickets to the London shows, either or both, if anyone has any leads :) thanks in advance
  • i love you
  • Talked to her a bit after her show with Why?. She is no less graceful in person than you would expect.
  • Why plaid shirt
  • You can really tell shes an english major- her songs are very allegorical and poetic.
  • I love you, Dessa!

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