SAMMUS: Producer + Rapper

SAMMUS (Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo) is an Ithaca, NY based rap artist, producer, and PhD student in the Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University. Labeled the “rap Aisha Tyler” by MTV Iggy for her intelligent lyrics, Sammus has built a following within the underground hip hop scene and has become one of the faces of black female geeks within the growing nerdcore hip hop movement. Since joining NuBlack Music Group in early 2012, she has opened for such artists as Young Thug, Downtown Boys, Busdriver, MC Chris, Ceschi Ramos, Open Mike Eagle and Awkwafina. Her high-energy politically-charged performance has led to official shows at SxSW, PAX East, and New York Comic-Con among other notable events. Over the past three years she has released three Bandcamp best-selling albums (including a Kickstarter funded Metroid tribute EP), as well a collaborative EP with nerdcore MC Random aka Mega Ran, two remastered video game instrumental EPs with DJ Cutman, and a critically acclaimed beat tape.

Her unique story has led to coverage in such well-known outlets as Noisey, Blavity, The Fader, Impose, Okayplayer, RedBull, Bitch, The Mary Sue, and The Austin Chronicle among others. As noted by the Los Angeles Times, Sammus “has a gift for getting a message across.” Having recently made her Don Giovanni debut (while remaining tied to NuBlack Music Group), she is poised to cement herself as an artist who consistently thinks outside boxes and dances across lines (and does other neat things with geometrical figures).