Marilyn “Ruby Yo” Camacho

Ruby Yo

Ruby Yo

Marilyn Camacho, also known as Ruby Yo!, is a Puerto Rican emcee, singer, songwriter, and actress raised on Chicago’s south side’s of Pilsen and Gage Park. She is the middle child of 8 children, and started singing, writing poetry, and acting out scenes she wrote by the age of 10. While attending a performing arts high school as a drama/music major, she listened heavily to hip-hop, wrote verses, spit them to her friends and discovered she had a knack for rapping. She went on to continue her theatrical studies in college but dropped out and decided to focus on music full-time. Since, she’s established herself as a known actress/director with her company, UrbanTheater Company (UTC), while still working on music, and performing. She played at SXSW this past year and just released her first official musical offering, The Rubyx Cube EP. The concept album shows her diversity as an artist, as she sings and rhymes over a cool mix of 80′s influenced hip-hop, pop rock, R&B, and spanish rock.

Rhymes: Queen Latifah “U.N.I.T.Y.”, Nas “One Mic”, and Lauryn Hill “When It Hurts So Bad”

Reasons:

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[audio https://archive.org/download/RhymesReasons-RubyYo/RhymesReasons-RubyYoFinal.mp3]

More Info on Ruby Yo:

RubyYo.com

@TheRubyYo

Ruby Yo’s Facebook Page

Ruby Yo on ReverbNation

Songs from this Interview:

Queen Latifah “U.N.I.T.Y.”

Ice-T “Colors”

Queen Latifah ft. Monie Love “Ladies First”

Yo-Yo “Stompin’ to the ’90’s”

Kid Frost “Ain’t No Sunshine”

Frankie Cutlass ft. the Evil Twinz “Puerto Rico”

Nas “One Mic”

2Pac “Me and My Girlfriend”

Nas ft. Bravehearts “Oochie Wally”

Lauryn Hill “Doo-Wop (That Thing)”

Lauryn Hill “Lost Ones”

Lauryn Hill “When It Hurts So Bad”

Lauryn Hill “So Much Things to Say”

Lauryn Hill “Just Like the Water”

Sage Morgan-Hubbard

Sage Morgan-Hubbard

Sage Xaxua Morgan-Hubbard is the new Academic Outreach Coordinator in the School of Fine Arts at Columbia College Chicago currently housed in the Dance Department. She was the cipher organizer for Words, Beats & Life’s Midwest Hip Hop Teach-In “Remixing the Art of Social Change” and the Outreach Director of Young Chicago Authors. She earned her MA in Performance Studies at Northwestern University and is a graduate of Brown University where she studied “Performance Studies: Socially Conscious Art of the Everyday” and Ethnic Studies. Sage is a poet, activist and teacher from Washington, D.C. She is the founder of WORD! spoken word artists and activists, a former DC poetry slam coach and one of the original members of Spoken Resistance and the performance group Sol y Soul.

Rhymes: Public Enemy “Fight the Power,”  Queen Latifah “U.N.I.T.Y.,” and Arrested Development “People Everyday.”

Reasons:

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More Info on Sage:

Words, Beats & Life Inc.

SOL y SOUL

Songs from this Interview:

Public Enemy “Fight the Power”

Digable Planets “Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)”

Salt-N-Pepa ft. En Vouge “Whatta Man”

Queen Latifah “U.N.I.T.Y.”

Kendrick Lamar “HiiiPOWER”

Arrested Development “Mr. Wendal”

Nas “I Know I Can”

Unspoken Heard “Live at Home”

Digable Planets “Where I’m From”

Termnalogy “Watch How It Goes Down”

Pep Love “Pacific Heights”

Blackalicious “Make You Feel That Way”

Arrested Development “People Everyday”

King Kapisi ft. Che Fu “U Can’t Resist Us”

Invincible “Sledgehammer!”

Miz Korona ft. Moe Dirdee “Playground”