Legendary Hip-Hop Artist Yolanda “Yo-Yo” Whitaker appears on ABC News Special “The Real Queens of Hip-Hop: The Women Who Changed the Game.”
ABC News has announced a new special, The Real Queens of Hip-Hop: The Women Who Changed the Game, which takes an intimate look at the evolution and impact of women emcees and rappers.
This brand new special from ABC News features an all-female interview lineup including Yo-Yo, Monie Love, MC Lyte, Da Brat, Roxanne Shanté, Eve Cooper, and more.
The ABC News Special is narrated by Cheryl “Salt” James of the legendary hip-hop duo Salt-N-Pepa.
Yo-Yo is a Grammy-nominated hip hop entertainer, actress, educator, and philanthropist. The cast member of VH1’s popular “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” series is affectionately known as Auntie Yo-Yo.
The founder of the Intelligent Black Woman’s Coalition (IBWC) is best known for her hit single “You Can’t Play with My Yo-Yo”, off her debut album, Make Way for the Motherlode (1991).
She is also known for her recurring role as Sheneneh Jenkins’ rapping bestie, Keylolo, on the ’90s sitcom Martin.
Yo-Yo first appeared on the track “It’s a Man’s World” off Ice Cube‘s 1990 debut studio album AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted.
Yo-Yo, 50, is a proud grandmother and mother of two beautiful, intelligent daughters, Tiffany and Sanai.
The Real Queens of Hip-Hop: The Women Who Changed the Game airs on Monday, October 18, at 10/9c on ABC and can be viewed the next day On Demand and on Hulu.
Watch the trailer below.