Yoli Zapata

Yoli Zapata

Yoli Zapata

Violence surrounded Zapata when she was growing up. It first touched her mother; helpless to the statistics. Zapata became a number before she could fully comprehend she was a human being. She had to overcome challenges like growing up with single mother, the death of multiple friends, a sibling with special needs, police brutality, and teen parenthood. Zapata used her experiences to break the silence on difficult issues, helping herself and others heal. As a child, it was through hip hop that she was able to understand creative expression. Combining life experiences and the desire to change the world, Zapata has been able to use beats and rhymes as a tool for empowerment. The only femcee in the hip hop group P.U.B.L.I.C. O.F.F.E.N.D.E.R.S. a group recognized for speaking out about all types of oppression. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 6 year old daughter, named after R&B Singer Aaliyah.

Rhymes: R. Kelly ft. Nas “Did You Ever Think? (Remix)”, 2Pac “Can You Get Away”, Lauryn Hill “Doo Wop (That Thing)”, and Aaliyah “One in a Million”

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Songs from this Interview:

R. Kelly ft. Nas “Did You Ever Think? (Remix)”

A Tribe Called Quest “I Left My Wallet in El Segundo (Instrumental)”

Nas “Queens Get The Money”

2Pac “Can You Get Away”

Lauryn Hill “Doo Wop (That Thing)”

Notorious B.I.G. “Suicidal Thoughts”

Group Home “Supa Star (Instrumental)”

Aaliyah “One in a Million”

Big K.R.I.T. “1986”

Kendrick Lamar ft. GLC “Poe Man’s Vice”

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