Ruby Ibarra

The Crocodile Presents:

Ruby Ibarra

Gabriel Teodros, Kimmortal, DJ Nphared

Wed, January 17, 2018

7:00 pm

The Crocodile

Seattle, WA

$15 Adv.

This event is all ages

Ruby Ibarra
Ruby Ibarra
Born in the Philippines, Ruby spent the first 4 years of her life in Tacloban City before her family eventually settled in San Lorenzo, California. Submerged in the melting pot of the Bay Area, Ruby's adolescent years introduced her to a wide array of cultures, experiences, and most importantly: hip hop, which resonated at every corner of her neighborhood.

Known for her sharp lyricism and rhythmic multi-syllabic flows, Ruby attributes her musical identity to being a child during the 90s-- constantly hearing Tupac, Eminem, and Wu Tang Clan play on the radio and television, she instantly knew rap was the best way she could express herself. Witnessing the "golden era" of hip hop during her formative years, she has never forgotten the sounds that she was initially introduced to and quickly fell in love with.

As a teenager, Ruby began crafting her own rhymes until she began to develop her own style and became comfortable with sharing her story. She quickly picked up music production shortly therafter and eventually started performing publicly, starting in the college and local venue circuits.

In 2010, Ruby began releasing multiple videos on Youtube, which created a buzz after several of those videos were featured on XXL Magazine and Worldstar Hip Hop. Her videos, Game Up and Dosey Doe, each amassed over 100,000 views, eventually garnering the attention of DJ Kay Slay, who gave her the nickname, "Hip Hop."

On December 12, 2012, Ruby released her debut mixtape, Lost in Translation, hosted by DJ Kay Slay, which premiered that same night on Shade 45 Satellite Radio in New York City. Since its release, Lost in Translation has accumulated over 50,000 Soundcloud streams and nearly 100,000 digital downloads.

Ruby's unmatched talent and work ethic has allowed her to be featured on Buzzfeed, NPR, and Huffington Post, while having the opportunity to perform on large stages such as Rock the Bells Festival, Paid Dues Festival, and Araneta Coliseum. Additionally, in 2016, she had three independent videos each gain over 1,000,000 views in less than one week.

Through these efforts, Ruby has been able to showcase to the world her intricate lyricism and powerful messages. She is currently working on her debut album set for release in early 2017.
Gabriel Teodros
Gabriel Teodros
Gabriel Teodros is a musician and writer from South Seattle who first made a mark with the group Abyssinian Creole, and reached an international audience with his critically-acclaimed solo debut Lovework. He has since set stages on fire all across the US, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Ethiopia and South Africa; often in combination with workshops on creative writing, music, history and media literacy.
His most recent album, Evidence Of Things Not Seen, is a James Baldwin-inspired portrait of right now that was created with Auckland, New Zealand-based producer SoulChef. It has been described by critics as Teodros' strongest album yet, after a decade of notable releases that also include Colored People's Time Machine, Children Of The Dragon, and CopperWire's Earthbound (a space opera of a hip hop ride set in the year 2089, recorded with fellow Ethiopian-American artists Meklit and Burntface).

In 2015, Teodros made his speculative fiction debut with a story published in Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements, and in 2016 he graduated from the Clarion West Writers Workshop for Speculative Fiction. His writing has also been published by The Feminist Wire and Okayafrica.
Venue Information:
The Crocodile
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121