Ruby Yo! on The Scene

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Ruby Yo opening up for Big Daddy Kane at The Shrine. March 2013

It’s Ruby Yo!

The googolplex-threat, Ruby Yo does it all: music, acting, comedy, theater. Born and raised on Chicago’s south-side, Ruby Yo fuses her talents to create raw hip-hop music. As a multi-talented, and multi-media artist Ruby doesn’t shy away from giving you a wide range of musical style and sound. You can hear the heavy influence of hip-hop classics like Tupac and Biggie, in her narrative verses on Keeps Killing Me.  Also, she doesn’t forgot her Puerto Rican roots on tracks like Estrella Caida (Fallen Star). Heavy into the arts Ruby studied at Barat College and Columbia College in Chicago, but dropped out and decided to focus on music full-time. Since then she’s been performing at local hip-hop music venues, and has also built a strong acting/directing reputation as one of the founders of UrbanTheater Company (UTC).

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Ruby Yo w/ host Nicki Butler (who clearly didn’t get the smile memo)

In 2012, she dropped her first album “The Rubyx Cube EP”, recently played at SXSW in Austin, TX, and has already had great success with a nomination for Best Soundtrack for the film Lovetown at Beloit International Film.

Check out Ruby Yo’s recent projects, Ruby’s World, Yo!, and “Living Large in a Mini Kind of Way” at 16th Street Theater in Berwyn, now thru 5/11.

Ruby Yo came and hung with The Scene to talk about balancing theater and acting work, giving music her all, and opening for hip-hop legend Big Daddy Kane.


Be sure to tune into “The Scene” with Nicki Butler and Becky Nysted every Tuesday from 7-9pm on 88.1 WCRXFM and streaming live  Are you a local musician? Submit your music and bio to “The Scene”


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