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Lyricist, inspirational speaker, DJ, pioneer, icon, veteran and entrepreneur
describe one of the most prolific and well-respected female Hip Hop artists of
all time: MC Lyte. She has consistently found ways to reinvent herself
musically, while expanding her resume and gaining new fans. Reared in Brooklyn,
New York, MC Lyte always has her finger on Hip Hop’s pulse. Many are familiar
with her stellar music making skills, but over the course of her extensive
career, MC Lyte has ventured out to other avenues that have allowed her to show
the world just how talented she truly is.
A pioneer in the industry, she
opened the door for future female Hip Hop artists by daring to do what had
never been done while doing something she loved. MC Lyte is the FIRST rap artist
ever to perform at New York’s historic Carnegie Hall, the FIRST female rapper
to ever receive a gold single, the FIRST female solo rapper ever nominated for
a Grammy and in 2006, MC Lyte became the FIRST solo female rapper to be
honored/inducted on VH-1’s HIP HOP HONORS.
MC Lyte has graced network television as well as the big screen and she has
been the voice behind the VH-1’s Hip Hop Honors and national campaigns for
Wherehouse Music, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Nike.
A role model to women and respected by men everywhere, MC Lyte never
compromises who she is and consistently displays that a woman can turn heads
fully clothed! Whenever possible, MC Lyte enjoys traveling across the nation to
use her expertise and story of success to motivate others to take ownership of
the world around them while striving to be the best they can possibly be.
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Author of “UNSTOPPABLE: Igniting the Power Within to Achieve Your Greatest
Potential,” MC Lyte provides keynote addresses at educational institutions,
community centers and corporations around the globe and is also very active in
many social projects, including anti-violence campaigns, HIV / AIDs prevention,
and Rock the Vote. MC Lyte resides in Los Angeles, California, reigns as the
CEO of Sunni Gyrl, Inc. and Hip Hop Sisters Foundation, is a trustee and the
immediate past President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Recording Academy
(Grammy organization), is co-host of the nationally syndicated Cafe Mocha radio
show, and is a proud honorary member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.