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Asian American Woman Rapper Makes National Debut on Grammy Telecast

Ruby Ibarra
Ruby Ibarra
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If you watched the Grammy’s last week where Bruno Mars won six Grammy awards, you also watched the national debut of Filipina/American rap artist Ruby Ibarra.

Well, she wasn’t exactly “on” the show. During the Grammy’s she appeared in a MasterCard commercial that featured female singer Sza in a cover of Willie Dixon’s You Can’t Judge A Book. The commercial showcased several independent (read: not mainstream) artists, including Ruby, who almost stole the show.

MasterCard also produced a mini-documentary on the making of the video that provides some of the background of the seven incredible new artists who joined together to share how they followed their passions. As one of the artists says, “We’re the misfits.”

Ellen deGeneres kicks off Mastercard’s #StartSomethingPriceless campaign.

The official music video:

Can’t get enough of the San Francisco-based Ruby Ibarra? Here she is being interviewed by Nikki Sun:

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