Pinqy Ring on World Cafe
Chicago rapper Pinqy Ring knows you can’t have a music scene without community
The Puerto Rican rapper and educator travels all over the city and the world using hip hop as a way to connect.
- Pinqy Ring, "Dreamers"
- 112, "It's Over Now"
- Big Pun, "100% feat. Tony Sunshine"
- Pinqy Ring, "Victory"
- Pinqy Ring, "Herstory"
Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago is a prestigious place. It’s the second largest school in Illinois. And it’s home to around 5,000 students. It’s also where our latest guest, Pinqy Ring, got her start.
The Puerto Rican rapper and educator is a former Lane Tech student, but nowadays, she teaches hip hop workshops all over the city, and she’s traveled the world as part of the U.S. State Department’s hip hop diplomacy program.
For our Sense of Place series on the Chicago music scene, Pinqy Ring shows us around Humboldt Park and talks about building community through music.