The Break Presents: Ruby Ibarra

Breakout: “Mad Izm”

Also Check: “Dosey Doe”

And: “The Meaning” ft. Jin

Name: Ruby Ibarra

Age: 24

Reppin’: San Lorenzo, CA

My style and/or skills have been compared to: Raekwon, Lupe Fiasco

My standout records and/or moments have been: I’ve been fortunate enough to be featured on noted web-based publications such as WorldStar Hip Hop (garnering over 200k views), Bossip, Myx.TV as well as MTV & VH1′s blogs, and shared the stage with Grind Time Now at Rock the Bells 2011 in the Bay Area.

I’m gonna change the game by: Creating music with both substance and lyrical technique. I want to bring back raw, gritty hip-hop that was about spitting your illest verses and being the best on the mic. I also plan on using this platform to educate and tell the stories that’s been left untold by the media.

I’d Like to Work With: It would be an absolute dream to work with RZA, Eminem, Lauryn Hill, Lupe Fiasco, DJ Premier, and J. Cole

My goal in hip-hop is: To continue being honest in my writing while continuing to challenge myself lyrically. I also want my music to be heard on a grander scale.

I’m gonna be the next: Artist to look out for in the game.

To check out more of my music go to: YouTube, Bandcamp, Twitter

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  • lesotho

    she is nice!

  • mike4282

    She is bananas with the flow. I would LOVE it if she could sign to shady records. She’s like a mini female Royce da 5’9.

  • evergreen

    She’s dope!!!

  • Dteck

    She should work with RZA or Em . Period. Ghostface would love her

  • datdudezeal

    She’s nice

  • Anthony “Spade” Parrish

    I hope she gets to see this…
    aight, she’s nice. She wouldn’t be on the website if she wasn’t. So…the first verse on the “mad izm” track was good but honestly I almost went to check out another artist because she didn’t grab my attention out the gate with something like the second verse on that same song. So I’m saying that the second verse was FIRE…but…she could have split that up and tagged part of it onto the first verse then went to the hook and blended it into the the second verse, which would’ve really been the middle of the original second verse, so that it would mesh better and give it a cohesive sound. Not that you don’t know what you’re doing…just an idea(no sarcasm intended). Also the “dosey doe” track is decent and I’m giving you props because many people are too embarassed to show their heart is hip hop. They’d rather stick to what the public is listening to right now… so I like that aspect of it…but…I’d rather you have not done that hook yourself…maybe a man on the hook(and knock them out when they realize your a girl), or even the auto tune and scratch it up all lil’… and I appreciate the heart of the song but right now I think that you’re WAY TOO ADVANCED to be making songs like this, REALLY. The song with Jin (your verses are hot, nice vocab and at parts your flow is right on) is a step in the right direction. Definitely. Not because you have Jin on it or whatever other reason you could possibly think of…simply because, I feel, you sound more like you’re being yourself. Even when you were spittin that quad ontop of quad syllable shit (might’ve of been five) you sound like “BITCH I DO THIS” and that fighter in you came out. On the other songs, it sounds like you felt like you had to “make a song” not just spit your shit and say what you have on your mind. Think about Eminem. He just says what he says. He doesn’t ever really “make a song”. like “my name is” could be interpreted as a “let’s get high” flow with a simple ass commercialized hook that blew the fuck up. So I’m just encouraging you to keep doing what you’re doing but don’t feel like you have to “make a song” just flow and find a good hook for it. Kanye said it right “Cuz when you try hard, that’s when you die hard”

  • youngclaudius

    no gimmicks. pure talent. obviously intelligent. guaranteed future trending topic on twitter.

  • Mark

    She’s dope.

  • Jermz

    She’s Filipino, from the bay, and has a east coast style…
    Already a fan!

  • Chris

    OH SHIT… SHE GOT BARS! I really can hear her doin a track with Wu Tang or Em

  • Patience The Virtuous

    I’ve seen Ruby rock a dope live set, her lyricism n consistent flow is very different. We need more female emcees to rise out the Bay Area and i feel she’s well on her way. Props to another fellow Filipino too.

  • Alyssa

    WOOOW!!! She holdin it down for the females. Do yo thang shorty!

  • Brian

    Not only does Ruby got mad flow, she can even kills it while beatboxing.