Fil-Am women rappers: When younger sisters turn out better than you
NEW YORK — “You have to set a good example,” my mom used to tell me. “Whatever you do, your sisters will follow.”
I am the oldest of four girls. We are all grown up now. I am 44. Carla, the youngest, is 34. I don’t know if my sisters cared about what I did when we were younger or if they looked up to me. But I definitely felt the pressure.
Last March, during International Women’s Day, Filipina American rappers from the West Coast, Ruby Ibarra, Rocky Rivera, Klassy, and spoken word artist Faith Santilla, released the music video of the song “Us.”
The song was released with Ruby Ibarra’s autobiographical album, Circa ’91 in October 2017.
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