Philadelphia's poet and performance artist Ursula Rucker enchants audiences with her diverse repertoire, captivating vocals and poetic verse. Ursula sees herself as an ambassador of culture, socio-political issues, truth, and love.
Critics compare Ursula to writers like Sonia Sanchez and Nikki Giovanni, and her work as part of a movement, particularly in hip-hop and urban music.
She has performed her work at many venues, universities, and festivals including Montreaux Jazz Festival, Winter Music Conference, Theatre of the Living Arts, Painted Bride Art Center, and World Cafe's Live, toured extensively, and as an activist, headlined in Australia's FREEDOM Festival 2005. Beyond the 5 solo albums Supa Sista, Silver or Lead, ma'am mama, Ruckus Soundsysdom, and SHE SAID, she has worked on countless projects and collaborations like The Roots, 4 HERO, URB, VIBE, XXL, Panache, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Straight No Chaser to name a few.