Rubi Rose Benton (born October 2, 1997) is an American rapper, songwriter, and model from Lexington, Kentucky. She first appeared in the music video for Migos' 2016 single "Bad and Boujee." She then pursued a recording career, first appearing on Playboi Carti's unreleased song, "On Top" in 2018.[1] A number of follow-up singles led up to the release of her debut mixtape, For the Streets (2020) through the label Hitco. She gained wider success in her modeling career upon joining the subscription service OnlyFans earlier that year.[2] Furthermore, Benton made a cameo in Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's music video for their 2020 single "WAP."[3]

Rubi Rose
Benton in 2020
Benton in 2020
Background information
Birth nameRubi Rose Benton
Born (1997-10-02) October 2, 1997 (age 26)
Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • model
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2016–present
Labels

In 2023, Benton signed with Josh Marshall's record label Mogul Vision, an imprint of Interscope Records to release an upcoming debut studio album preceded by the single "Hood Bitch Aesthetic."[4]

Early life edit

Rubi Rose Benton was born on October 2, 1997, in Lexington, Kentucky. She was raised by Mina Ghebrelul, her mother, an Eritrean immigrant, and her father John Benton, who is a lawyer of black and Japanese descent. .[5] She has an older sister named Scarlette and a younger sister named Coral.[6] She lived for one year in Geneva, Switzerland. She moved to Atlanta, Georgia in her junior year of high school. She attended Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia and ran track.[7][8] She studied politics at Georgia State University.[9] She grew up listening to Prince, Michael Jackson, Biggie, Marvin Gaye and Chaka Khan.[10] She is influenced by Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B, Future, Nicki Minaj, and Foxy Brown.[11][12][13]

Career edit

Benton first gained attention from appearing in Migos' music video for their single "Bad and Boujee".[14]

Benton began her musical career in September 2018, with a remix of Playboi Carti's song "On Top". In 2019, she gained further traction with her single "Big Mouth".[15] In 2019, she was signed by A&R Chris Turner to LA Reid's record label Hitco Entertainment.[16] Rose made a cameo appearance in American rapper Cardi B's music video for her single "WAP", released on August 7, 2020.[17]

On December 25, 2020, Benton released her first official mixtape For the Streets, which contained guest appearances from Future and PartyNextDoor.[18] The mixtape saw generally negative reviews and failed to chart.[19] Benton was selected for the 2021 XXL Annual Freshman List.[20]

In 2023, she signed with Josh Marshall onto his label Mogul Vision, which operates as part of Interscope Records. After a hiatus from music, she released her single "Hood Bitch Aesthetic" in October of that year.[21] The following month, she joined rapper Sexyy Red on her "Hottest Hood Princess" Tour.[22]

Discography edit

  • For the Streets (2020)

References edit

  1. ^ "Rubi Rose Songs, Albums, Reviews, Bio & More". AllMusic.
  2. ^ "Rubi Rose Sells Photos of Her Feet and Shocks Fans". XXL.com. October 11, 2023.
  3. ^ Ukiomogbe, Juliana (December 9, 2020). "Mulatto, Rubi Rose, and Sukihana: Meet the Women of "WAP"". Interview Magazine. Retrieved December 2, 2023.
  4. ^ Garcia, Thania (June 29, 2023). "Music Industry Moves: Interscope Geffen Teams With Josh Marshall's Mogul Vision".
  5. ^ "Rubi Rose - Biography". IMDb.
  6. ^ Rose, Rubi (February 18, 2021). "rubi rose q&a ... kinda". Youtube.
  7. ^ Rice, Lillyanne (July 22, 2020). "Inside Rubi Rose's life, Including her parents and boyfriend". TheNetline.
  8. ^ Ukiomogbe, Juliana (December 9, 2020). "Rubi Rose, and Sukihana: Meet the Women of "WAP"". Interview Magazine.
  9. ^ Ransom, Danielle (November 6, 2020). "Atlanta Rapper Rubi Rose Has Popstar Ambitions From Madonna And Industry Insight From Kendrick Lamar". BET.com.
  10. ^ "The Break Presents: Rubi Rose". May 20, 2020.
  11. ^ "Rubi Rose Is The Cardi B-Cosigned Rapper Who's Unapologetically Herself". Nylon. February 23, 2021.
  12. ^ Cline, Georgette (June 16, 2021). "Rubi Rose - 2021 XXL Freshman". XXL Mag.
  13. ^ "The Rise of RUBI ROSE Through the Power of Music". August 20, 2021.
  14. ^ Ukiomogbe, Juliana (December 9, 2020). "Mulatto, Rubi Rose, and Sukihana: Meet the Women of "WAP"". Interview Magazine. Retrieved December 19, 2023.
  15. ^ Inoyo, Vicky (December 29, 2020). "Rubi Rose is rising to the top while making music 'For The Streets' [Interview]". EARMILK.
  16. ^ Ju, Shirley (December 6, 2019). "Rubi Rose On Signing To HitCo, "Big Mouth," DMs & More!". Flaunt Magazine.
  17. ^ Williams, Aaron (August 11, 2020). "Meet The Next Wave Of Female Rappers, Courtesy Of Cardi B's 'WAP'". UPROXX. Retrieved August 12, 2020.
  18. ^ Rose, Jordan (December 24, 2020). "Listen to Rubi Rose's New Project 'For The Streets' f/ Future & PARTYNEXTDOOR". Complex.
  19. ^ "Rubi Rose Enlists Future and PARTYNEXTDOOR for Debut Mixtape 'For The Streets'". Hypebeast. December 27, 2020. Retrieved December 19, 2023.
  20. ^ Rose, Rubi (July 9, 2021). "RUBI ROSE'S 2021 XXL FRESHMAN FREESTYLE". XXL.
  21. ^ Garcia, Thania (June 29, 2023). "Music Industry Moves: Interscope Geffen Teams With Josh Marshall's Mogul Vision". Variety. Retrieved December 19, 2023.
  22. ^ "Rubi Rose to join Sexxy Red's nationwide tour 'Hood Hottest Princess': See dates - GRUNGECAKE™". grungecake.com. November 5, 2023. Retrieved December 19, 2023.

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