Born and raised in Philadelphia, Ursula Rucker is a poet, recording artist, songwriter, activist, and revolutionary Ma’at Mama. In 1994, Rucker broke out performing lead vocal for dancefloor classic “Supernatural” and she recorded a jaw-dropping performance on The Roots’ “The Unlocking.” For nearly 3 decades since, Rucker has excited and inspired listeners around the world. Credits include HBO’s Def Poetry Jam; solo albums Supa Sista (2001), Silver Or Lead (2003), Ma’at Mama (2006), Ruckus Soundsysdom (2008), She Said (2010), and No Stranger Here, (2011) with Shubha Mudgal and Business Class Refugees; and collaborations with The Roots, 4Hero, Jazzanova, Louie Vega, Doodlebug of Digable Planets, and more. Rucker currently has over 300 tracks on the Beatport charts and was selected as a Top vocalist of 2020 by Traxsource. In 2013, Mural Arts commissioned the artist Jetsonorama to create You Go Girl, a building-sized portrait of Rucker and in 2021, her new mural entitled “We Still Here” was dedicated in her own Germantown neighborhood. Recently she has toured with her live performance memoir, My Father’s Daughter. In 2020, she released big/small poems for pockets, a chapbook of haikus, and in 2021, she collaborated with artist Vince Fraser on his exhibit Ase Afro Frequencies which debuted at Artechouse Miami.