‘Hip-hop is no boy’s game!’ These are the words of headstrong MC Salomé Dos Santos Ataide Magalhaes, better known as Blu Samu. This 23-year-old Portuguese-Belgian performs her poetic songs with infectious swagger, employing a sonic palette that ranges from hip-hop to funk. She initially attempted to make her mark as singer-songwriter, though this was the classic case of a square peg in a round hole. Blu Samu was only able to express herself to her full potential once she started rapping. She released her impressive debut EP last Fall, captivating audiences with her street smart attitude ever since. An artist that should be on everyone’s radar.