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The other day I discovered this awesome woman who is a rapper and spoken word artist.

Here she raps in a combination of Tagalog and English about race and identity:



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(As far as I can tell, Ruby doesn't have any of her music for sale yet. But you can follow her on Twitter as [twitter.com profile] rubyibarra or on tumblr at [tumblr.com profile] rubyibarra.)

I have to admit this isn't usually my genre. I discovered Ruby's work when googling for Asian-American rappers for a mix I was making. I didn't find what I needed for the mix, but from what I did find, Ruby was the stand-out artist. I love her poetry and the puns and double-meanings in her words, and I'm wildly impressed by the rhythms she manages to wrap her mouth around. This is worth checking out even if (like me) you're not much into hip hop.

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