Sam Lao (b. 1989) from Dallas, Texas. Sam Lao is a Dallas based multidisciplinary artist. She is an artist, alchemist, outlier, rapper, singer and all around amazing talent. Although an artist from birth - mainly drawing, painting and sculpting, she only recently began creating music. She studied graphic design at the University of Texas – Arlington and Lao uses the skills she learned in school to craft the visuals for her album covers, merchandise, music videos and fine art. Despite being new to the music game, Sam Lao made a huge stir in the city of Dallas. Her debut EP, West Pantego, has received rave reviews from both Dallas and national media. The Dallas Observer gave Sam 6 Dallas Observer Music Awards nominations between last year and this year, including "Best New Act", "Best Rap/Hip-Hop Artist" and "Best Female Vocalist".