All Hands is the latest album by the collective Doomtree. Left to right: Paper Tiger, Sims, Cecil Otter, P.O.S, Lazerbeak, Mike Mictlan, Dessa. Kelly Loverud/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Dessa performs at a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 24, 2013. Abbey Oldham/Abbey Oldham/NPR hide caption

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Dessa recently performed a studio session at 89.3 The Current. Nate Ryan/The Current hide caption

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Dessa puts a hip-hop spin on old-fashioned songwriting. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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