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MC Lyte
Hip Hop Legend, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist

One of the most prolific and well-respected female Hip Hop artists of all time, MC Lyte opened the door for other female artists in the industry. She is the first rap artist ever to perform at New York’s Carnegie Hall; the first female rapper to receive a gold single; the first female solo rapper to be nominated for a Grammy; and the first solo female rapper to be honored on VH-1’s HIP HOP HONORS. She is also notably the first African-American female to serve as President of the Los Angeles chapter of the Recording Academy (Grammy Organization).  

Reared in Brooklyn, New York, MC Lyte has graced television and movie screens and has been the voice behind national campaigns for Wherehouse Music, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Nike. She is also the host of Morning Cup on Centric and co-host of the nationally syndicated Cafe Mocha radio show.

Author of “UNSTOPPABLE:  Igniting the Power Within to Achieve Your Greatest Potential,” MC Lyte is active in many social projects, including anti-violence campaigns, HIV/AIDs prevention, and Rock the Vote.  She is the CEO of Sunni Gyrl, Inc. and Hip Hop Sisters Foundation, a trustee of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Recording Academy and honorary member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. She recently unveiled her latest album, LEGEND.

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