Down With The Kings welcomes hip hop diva Yo-Yo to the program. She has the distinction of being the first female west coast rapper to receive a Grammy nomination and maintained being a tremendous advocate for female empowerment despite her popularity and success. She was a protege of Ice Cube and first made her appearance on “It’s a Man’s World on his 1990 album, AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted`. Cube returned the favor by appearing on “You Can’t Play with My Yo-Yo,” which was on Yo-Yo’s 1991 debut album, Make Way for the Motherlode.
She is also the founder and spokesperson for the Intelligent Black Women’s Coalition (IBWC), a call to arms to women everywhere committed to the education and survival of young black women. Its central aim is to challenge sexism within rap and to provide a space for the voice of female rappers. She has promoted the efforts of the IBWC in her music and continually encourages other women rappers to do the same.
She founded YoYo’s School Of Hip Hop with the aim of changing the lives of youth through love, academics and performing arts, developing fearlessness, self-discipline, confidence and team work.
This legendary hip-hop artist will reflect on her 24 year career in the game, the impact that Ice Cube has had on her career and the difference being made on the lives of young people through the Yo-Yo School of Hip-Hop.
All that and more on the next episode of Down With The Kings exclusively on Maximum FM Hip Hop
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