Dua Saleh (SD)
HIP-HOPLe Grand Canyon
Dua Saleh is a true multihyphenate whose artful blend of poetry, alternative rap, and moody electronic music prompted heavy industry buzz with their debut Nūr EP at the beginning of 2019. Born in Kassala, Sudan and bearing Tunjur heritage, Saleh is gender nonconforming, identifying as nonbinary and addressed with they/them/he/xe pronouns. With a distinctive vocal style wavering between warm melodic singing and nuanced rap grit, Saleh has continued to defy simple categorization and expectation when it comes to both genre or gender.