""Camille Yarbrough is hip-hop’s original triple threat. Without her, there may not have been an MC Lyte, Queen Latifah or even Nicki Minaj."
""Her shoulders...are the strong supports for such artists as Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu and others. Although exceedingly complimentary, the appellations, comparisons and string of adjectives miss by a mile the monument that is Camille Yarbrough. Miss Yarbrough is beyond category."
“Yarbrough bares her soul in The Iron Pot Cooker and makes no attemptnto give the ghetto mass-audience appeal.”
“Poetess-soul singer Camille Yarbrough has stylish traces of Nina Simone and Gil Scot Heron.nnHer songs are all thought provoking and the instrumental work of aids and abets.”
“…a hip hop foremother, Yarbrough testifies…in the spirit of Gil Scott-Heron and the Last Poets”
“Yarbrough gives voice to …ghetto archetypes in all their twisted pathologies.nShe is so accurate that there is no question this is a sharp-eyed witness who is telling it likenit is rather than a youthful entertainer Masking his hustle for dead presidents.”
“Everything we love Lauryn for – her independence, her womanism, her daring voice, her willingness to tackle unpopular topics, her effortless shift from rap to song, and back again, and her limitless musical explorations – Camille Yarbrough did a generation ago. Who told her she could be a renaissance woman? She empowered herself.
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The Vision of Dr. King and “The Movement” That Never Stops Nana Camille Yarbrough Essex County College Mary Burch Theater 303 University Ave Newark, New Jersey 07102 973.877.3219 WEDNESDAY, February 17, 2016 11:30 am – 1:00 pm