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Minneapolis-based rapper, singer and writer, Maggie Wander — who is known as Dessa Darling to the world — got her start in spoken word poetry when she was studying philosophy as an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota.
She soon joined the hip-hop scene and found her way to the rap collective, Doomtree, and would later become the CEO of their independent record label.
Dessa now has three full-length albums and has published two books of poetry. She talks with The Takeaway about her latest single, "Quinine," and says when it comes to her work, “the sweet spot lives between beauty, anger and tenderness.”