School of Music Visiting Artist
Yo-Yo debuted on Ice Cube’s 1991 album Amerikkka’s Most Wanted, and released her first solo album Make Way for the Motherlode in 1991, which featured the hit single “You Can’t Play with My Yo Yo.” This was followed by five critically acclaimed albums on East West America/Atlantic: Black Pearl, feat. producer DJ Muggs, You Better Ask Somebody, featuring "the Bonnie and Clyde Theme" with Ice Cube, and Total Control. She performed at the 2008 BET awards with MC Lyte, Salt-n-Pepa and The Lady of Rage. Since 1993, Yo-Yo dubbed her crew the IBWC, or the Intelligent Black Woman's Coalition.
As an actor, Yo-Yo appeared in Boyz n the Hood (1991, dir. Singleton) and Menace II Society (1993, dir. Hughes), in a recurring role on comedian Martin Lawrence’s show Martin, in Missy Elliot’s video for "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)."