Tx musician and visible artist Sam Lao made her debut in 2013. Inspired by past due-’90s pop aswell as Queen and Prince, the Dallas-based vocalist/rapper came with a complete aesthetic vision, concentrating on artwork and music movies to accompany her mixture of atmospheric digital, hip-hop, and R&B. Her initial EP, Western world Pantego, was released in the summertime of 2013. A dizzying mixture of noises and ideas just like function by M.We.A., Noname, SZA, and Iamsu!, Western world Pantego supplied the springboard that arrived Lao slots starting for Jessie Ware and executing at SXSW. Afterward, Lao started focus on her standard full-length debut, however the project will be dropped after a disagreement using the album’s manufacturer. A local group — including Blue, The Misfit and Picnictyme — helped Lao begin anew in 2015. The ensuing work, SPCTRM, found its way to 2016, the same season she agreed upon with London-based DefDisco. Led with the empowering one “Pineapple,” SPCTRM would help Lao sweep that year’s Dallas Observer Music Honours. Furthermore to winning Greatest Hip-Hop/Rap and Greatest Feminine Vocalist, SPCTRM earned Best Record and “Pineapple” nabbed Greatest Music Video and Greatest Song.