YoYo is a rapper and actress whose music is notable for its feminist messages. Raised in the South Central district of Los Angeles, her big break came when she appeared on Ice Cube’s 1990 debut, AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted, duetting on “It’s A Man’s World,” representing her gender in admirable style. Her own long-playing debut introduced her combative attitude, with frequent interjections from Ice Cube’s Da Lench Mob posse. YoYo’s insight was later confirmed by her leading role in the formation of the Intelligent Black Women’s Coalition. Her 1992 album Black Pearl is among her best known. As an actress, she is perhaps most famous for her role as Keylolo on the 90s sitcom Martin. In 2013, she began running a musical academy called the YoYo School of Hip Hop. YoYo is currently the co-host of the #1 nationally syndicated radio show for women of color, Café Mocha, alongside Emmy Award Winner Loni Love and broadcast veteran Angelique Perrin. The show is heard in over 35 markets across the United States and on SiriusXM Channel 141.

Archive Sessions and Events Featuring YoYo

Apr 262019

An Evening With Contact High

Join us for an evening celebrating the visual legacy and power of Hip-Hop.

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