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Often, when our favorite artists get popular, their come-up gets obscured behind their explosion onto the scene. But the truth is, your favorite artist was hustling long before their “overnight success.” In The Ed Lover Show‘s “Behind The Hip Hop” segment, you get a close look into the hustle of today’s hottest artists and how they worked to make a name for themselves.

Click on the audio player above to hear about Yo-Yo‘s come up, from her first album to how she established herself as a womanist who rapped about positive and productive themes. Find out how Yo-Yo made hip hop history!