From dancing alongside 2000s-era rising stars to heading her own international tours, dancer, singer and DJ Samantha Duenas—aka SOSUPERSAM—has seen her professional career come full circle. She's had a passion for dancing and singing since the age of three, but was positioned to land in an economics career straight out of college. With the help and encouragement of Childish Gambino, she landed a gig as opening DJ on his tour where she sharpened her skills and realized she could make a living out of this passion. Today, Sam works for herself leading her own international tours, releasing EP's on her own schedule, and hosting a permanently-recurring DJ party known as 143 at Echoplex. We spent the afternoon with Sam in her Los Angeles home to meet her dog Pickles and talk about music and style.

Photography by Jeremy Jude Lee.