Get a behind-the-scenes look at how Dessa prepared for her Riot Fest performance.
Dessa is a busy woman. Since the early 2000s, she has put in work as a member of the Minneapolis-based indie hip hop collective Doomtree. And, in addition to being a member of the a cappella group the Boy Sopranos, the singer/rapper has also released three solo albums. Her most recent, 'Parts of Speech,' dropped in June through Doomtree Records. Here's what happened when photographer Catie Laffoon followed Dessa around before her recent performance at Riot Fest in Chicago.