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Ursula Rucker (us)

Ursula Rucker, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is an American spoken word artist. Rucker is known for a diverse repertoire, and for utilizing techniques that catch her listeners' attention. From 1994 on she performed her poetry in public and quickly was invited to collaborate with numerous recording artists, and producers including King Britt, Josh Wink, 4hero, Alix Perez and The Roots. Rucker garnered a reputation for unique poetry techniques and stage presence which were described as "strong, vulnerable, wounded and raging" and quickly became on of the leading figures of US spoken word. She published numerous solo-LPs and appeared on many albums of others.

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