Every flashy money-making rapper brags about it in songs. Every mafioso gets theirs kissed out of respect and honor. Each shines its own shine; bright, unique and magnificent. A flashy pink diamond don of her time has come knocking on the music industry’s door. Armed with intelligence, word ridden rhymes, a sick style and Latina flavor, Pinqy Ring is a veritable five foot force to be reckoned with.
Born and raised in Chicago, Marisol Vélez always had a flair for writing. She first shook hands with the mic at the age of 15 during her Sophomore year at Lane Tech High School, when her love for learning Hip Hop songs turned into a curiosity to try it for herself. By her Senior year she became the first female student to rap at her school’s talent show, and the ovations were standing. She vowed she would allow herself to feel the rush of constructing music and performing her own songs for the rest of her life. A wreck of a car accident in 2004 left Pinqy in a coma with a contusion on her brain, broken teeth and several scars. When she came-to, however, her feet hit the ground to run fast with her rap dream held tightly in hand. The tragedy provided incredible inspiration, and today she remains alive and breathing the air of Hip Hop dreams and aspirations. Her hand has been shaking every opportunity presented ever since, like an ambassador.
Being an Honors graduate from the University of Illinois at Chicago, a poet, a proud Puerto Rican, a journalist, an educator and a philanthropist has put Ms. Ring in her own league of urban song writers. Nothing is deadlier than an educated emcee, and this woman’s quick wit, sense of humor, passion, ambition and Spanglish word-play will knock you out!
Pinqy prides herself in being a crowd-pleasing performer; No hype man, no gimmicks, no nonsense. In a male dominated field, Pinq has proven in pink pumps that she can out run the boys in their own race, effortlessly. Her aspiration is to inspire the youth of Chicago to find who they truly are, and that is a story that must be told. Pinqy Ring isn’t a made man, but she definitely made herself into a woman of musical taste and class. Building an empire based on hard work and real music, Ms. Ring is an inspiration to women who refuse to settle for less.
Her diamond is shining and there’s no denying: This rapper, poet, writer, student, teacher and jack-of-all trades clad in hot-pink shades is next in fame!
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