Marilyn Camacho, a.k.a. Ruby Yo, was born and raised on Chicago’s south side as the middle child of her Puerto Rican mother and father. Influenced by the hip-hop culture at a young age by her brother's who were B-Boys and graffiti artists, she always knew that she was a natural performer and would start singing, writing poetry, and acting out scenes she wrote by the age of 10.
While attending a performing arts high school majoring in acting and singing, being greatly influenced by Tupac Shakur and the gang violence in her neighborhood, she soon discovered she had a knack for rapping. She went on to continue her studies in college as an acting and directing major and after 3 years in, she dropped out and decided to focus on music full-time. Since then she’s been performing at local music venues, and has also made a strong name for herself in the Chicago theater scene with UrbanTheater Company.
After a gunfight that could have cost her life, she's re-focused her artistic energy into full force and is now in the studio working on her upcoming mixtape.
Combining theatrics, eclectic production, and Ruby’s energetic rap flow and singing, she is forging herself as a triple threat in the Chicago hip-hop scene.
You can go to www.myspace.com/therubyyo for more music!
Visit her website www.rubyyo.com and get on her email list for when the site drops July 1st!