Pinqy Ring is a Puerto Rican woman MC, speaker, educator and activist from Chicago. During the span of her career, Pinqy has been featured on several acclaimed stages in Chicago, (including the Taste of Chicago in 2017), and has played in over 15 cities nationwide. She has also represented on international stages, performing in Spain, Cambodia, Cuba, Ghana, Thailand and Vietnam. Pinqy joined La Belle Hip Hop in Belgium as the U.S. representative for their International Women’s Day Festival, and in October she visited Morocco for her second Hip Hop Diplomacy program sponsored by the U.S. State Department.
Pinqy is a two-time recipient of the City of Chicago’s prestigious Individual Artist Program grant, and the awardee of a 2018 Illinois Arts Council grant. She has been featured on the cover of HYPE Magazine, as well as in The Chicago Tribune, ThisIs50, Karen Civil, Fake Shore Drive, PBS and more. Pinqy completed her first U.S. tour, “The Rise of the Phoenix”, in 2017 – traveling to 8 cities for a combination of concerts and youth workshops, partially sponsored by the City of Chicago. She is a proud member of the U.S. State Department’s renowned Next Level Program, performing and teaching internationally as a Hip Hop Cultural Ambassador for the United States.
Pinqy prides herself in her lyrical prowess and ability to rap in both Spanish and English, as well as the courage to fearlessly tell her story and connect with people while doing so. Outside of music, Pinqy is an avid philanthropist. She has been featured on several panels, including A3C Hip Hop Festival in Atlanta, and has spoken at schools, nonprofits and Universities worldwide. A Latina artist on the rise, Pinqy Ring shines bright with the determination to share her story while encouraging others to find their truth, live in it unapologetically and tell it authentically.