DESDAMONA is an international, award-winning artist; who has taken her distinct lyrics, sound and artistic stylings to audiences from Minnesota to Hawaii, from Puerto Rico to Germany; gracing some of Hip Hop and poetry’s most illustrious stages. Desdamona is recognized as a Minnesota Hip Hop Pioneer. Although she came onto the Minneapolis scene in 1997 and wasn't the first to grab the mic, she paved the way for ladies who rock the mic in the Twin Cities and was the first female MC widely known for not only rockin' mics but as a promoter, community organizer and teaching artist.