Marisol “Pinqy Ring” Velez (MC) is a Latina hip hop artist from Chicago, IL who has dedicated her career to creating social change through music. She has performed in notable venues and has been featured on Moral Courage, DNAInfo, Vocalo, WVON, Power 92, Fake Shore Drive and CANTV.

In 2013, Pinqy Ring was given the cover of The HYPE Magazine and in 2014 won the City of Chicago’s Individual Artist grant. In 2016, Pinqy completed an artist residency with The Ragdale Foundation in which she was their first rapper resident. In 2017, she worked closely with actors at DePaul University as a rap coach for the play “Cinderella: The Remix”.

Marisol was on Next Level Team Cambodia.