Rapper Yolanda Whittaker, famously known as Yo-Yo, is a Grammy-nominated rapper and actress from Compton. She is best known for her 1991 hit "You Can't Play With My Yo-Yo," from her debut album Make Way for the Motherlode. An Ice Cube protégé, Yo-Yo brought feminine fever to the hip hop scene in a way that balanced the strength of a woman with the hard edge of a gangsta rapper. She has also had a successful acting career in film and TV, as she has appeared in Boyz n tha Hood, Menace II Society and Martin. In 2008, Yo-Yo gave a highly-anticipated performance of "You Can't Play With My Yo-Yo" at the BET Hip Hop Awards. She also shared the stage with fellow legendary rappers MC Lyte, The Lady of Rage and Salt-N-Pepa.

The Latest on Yo-Yo

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Lift Every Voice: Extra Voices: Yo-Yo Hears the Voice of God

Yo-Yo has a very enlightening conversation with God. (4/24/2015)

Born Again: When Artists Flip Notorious B.I.G. Songs

Remembering Biggie Smalls with these reworked tracks.

Music Stars Who Launched Their Careers With Scene-Stealing Features

Nas, Snoop Dogg, Foxy Brown and other superstar cameos.

Hip Hop Awards: Brandy, Yo Yo, MC Lyte and Queen Latifah Are Still Down

Performance: Brandy and company take us back. (10/14/2014)

The Show: Yo-Yo

Grammy-nominated rapstress Yo-Yo not only has the chops to rhyme with the best of them, she's a dope performer as well. Take a look at some of the West Coast MC's best moments on stage.

Girlfight: When Female Rappers Beef

Breakout the sneakers and vaseline because these female MCs are ready for war.
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