Bebe Riz (born on July 1, 1989 in Pasay City) is a charismatic Filipina rapper that currently resides in Manila. Known for her witty punch lines and unique flow, Bebe Riz collaborates with an extensive amount of musicians locally and internationally. She is capable of adapting to different beats and topics and writes her verses accordingly. Bebe Riz is a lyricist who is known for utilizing a technique coined “multi-syllable rhyming” which is often referred to as one of the more complex ways of rapping a verse.
Raised in Wellington, New Zealand, Bebe Riz started rapping in 2003 after hearing a local artist. Since then, she has been polishing up her art in terms of flow and lyrics. In 2008, Bebe Riz set her sights on the international music scene and started rapping in the English language. Due to her undeniable skills, she was instantly recognized by musicians internationally and was asked to collaborate on a number of tracks. These efforts then garnered her underground fame.
Bebe Riz has currently worked with the 80’s pop rock female icon, Lou Bonnevie, on a positive song titled “Sama Sama Tayo”. She has also worked with some of the most respected and well known local Rap artists such as Pikaso, Young JV, Q-York, Jayflava, Sly Kane and the Filipino-American rapper, Roscoe Umali. Since being back in the Philippines, some of her appearances include performing two years in a row for Earth Day Jam in April 2011 and April 2012, Fete de la Musique in June 2011 and June 2012, the Channel V Red Revolution in February 2012, Wave 89.1 Urban Music Award in March 2012 and the biggest DJ championship known as DMC in June 2012. She has had radio airtime in December 2011 both at Monster RX 93.1 & Wave 89.1. Her last visit at Wave 89.1 on the 29th of June 2012 was to promote her latest single titled ‘Get With Me’ feat. Jug Honeyluv of 4 East Flava/Butta-Flava. Bebe Riz has also been featured on a number of episodes on the local hit music TV show, Urban Myx.
Bebe Riz expresses her experiences, struggles, thoughts and feelings through her music. Her popularity was established via the internet. Due to her skills, charisma and looks, Bebe Riz’s fan base has rapidly and continuously increased. Bebe Riz first got into Hip Hop when she was 8 years old as an Urban dancer. One of the changes she wishes to make in the Philippines is to unite Rap artists and Hip Hop dancers. She does not only want to be discovered for fame and money, Bebe Riz feel strongly in making a difference through the Hip Hop culture. She also wants to change the negative perspective of people in Hip Hop. Her desire captured the attention of both followers and non-followers of Rap music.