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MC Lyte presents a celebration of women in hip hop at the Kennedy Center

7NewsDC — With a career spanning more than three decades, MC Lyte is a true music legend. She's the first female rapper ever nominated for a Grammy, and this Friday she's helping celebrate other hip hop icon at the Kennedy Center. Learn more about I Am Woman: A Celebration of Women in Hip Hop.
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MC Lyte Was "Very Distraught" After Choosing To End Her Marriage Of Three Years

"It's hard in the beginning but you realize to have happiness doesn't mean you have to remain together and it doesn't mean that you are a failure because the marriage failed." In 2020, MC Lyte surprised fans by filing for divorce from her husband of three years, John Wyche. More than a year and a half later, as she continues to wait for her divorce to be finalized, the star is opening up about how hard it’s been to go through the emotional process.
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Feb 14: Brooklyn Black History Maker, MC Lyte

Rapper MC Lyte was born Lana Moorer on October 11, 1971 in Queens and raised in the East Flatbush. She began rapping when she was 12, learning from her brothers Milk and Gizmo of the rap group Audio Two. Her father, Nat Robinson, started the First Priority record label in 1987, and her brothers appeared on her first three albums.
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2022 NAACP Image Awards: 5 Things to Know About This Year’s Announcer MC Lyte

The 53rd Annual NAACP Image Awards is set to take place on February 26, 2022. The ceremony is sure to be an event you won’t want to miss, promising to bring viewers a night filled with some of the biggest and brightest in Hollywood as we honor some of the most outstanding performances of the year throughout several categories, including music, television, podcast, and more.
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MC Lyte on her new role as executive producer on “Partners in Rhyme”

Legendary rapper MC Lyte is known for her iconic lyrics as an MC. As the first woman to release a full hip-hop album in the late 80s, she is a pioneer in the genre. She has enjoyed longevity, branching out into acting, voiceovers, entrepreneurship, and more. She adds Executive Producer to her list of credits with her new sitcom, “Partners in Rhyme” on AMC Networks’ ALLBLK streaming service.
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MC Lyte on Her New Role as Executive Producer on “Partners in Rhyme”

Legendary rapper MC Lyte is known for her iconic lyrics as an MC. As the first woman to release a full hip-hop album in the late 80s, she is a pioneer in the genre. She has enjoyed longevity, branching out into acting, voiceovers, entrepreneurship, and more. She adds Executive Producer to her list of credits with her new sitcom, “Partners in Rhyme” on AMC Networks’ ALLBLK streaming service.
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LL COOL J Gets New Statue In His Hometown Of Queens As MC Lyte, Royce Da 5'9, Grandmaster Caz & More Show Love

Queens, NY – James Todd Smith — better known as LL COOL J — has evolved from a skinny little kid from Queens to a voracious MC at Def Jam Recordings to a brute force in all areas of entertainment. A talented actor, he made his first film appearance in the 1985 Hip Hop classic Krush Groove along future legends Kurtis Blow, Run-DMC, Russell Simmons, Rick Rubin, percussionist Sheila E., The Fat Boys, Beastie Boys and many others.
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MC Lyte says she wouldn’t make it in rap today because she wears pants

MC Lyte doesn’t think she would make it in today’s rap game — because she likes to wear pants on stage. The hip hop legend — who in 1988 became the first female MC to release an album, “Lyte as a Rock” — told Page Six recently that today’s super-sexual rappers seem more interested in showing off their bodies than expressing their thoughts.
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‘Partners in Rhyme’: Hip-hop legend MC Lyte talks new sitcom series

Music and family are both at the center of MC Lyte’s new sitcom, “Partners in Rhyme.” The hip-hop veteran, and Brooklyn native, spoke with the PIX11 Morning News and shared all the details about the new series. Plus, the multifaceted talent told us if she’s working on any new music or if she’ll be emceeing […]
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Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, MC Lyte, Big Freedia & More Inducted Into Ebony Power 100 Class of 2021

Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, MC Lyte, Trae Tha Truth, Questlove, Big Freedia, Erica Campbell and Recording Academy chairman Harvey Mason Jr. were among the honorees accepting their formal induction into Ebony magazine’s Power 100 Class of 2021 at an event held Saturday evening (Oct. 23) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The event marked the culmination of the iconic magazine’s 75th anniversary year celebration.
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MC Lyte set to flex her acting chops in new comedy series ‘Partners In Rhyme’

Veteran rapper MC Lyte is forging her way deeper into Hollywood and will star in as well as executive produce the upcoming television series “Partners In Rhyme.” The new series will air on AMC Network’s streaming service UMC and Lyte just revealed that they have cast Precious Way as her co-lead after a nationwide call at this year’s American Black Film Festival.
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MC Lyte, Michelle Ebony Hardy, & More AllBlk Creators On The Contributions Of Black Women To TV

AllBlk hosted the “Developing and Creating While Black” panel during the AMC streamer’s TCA presentation on Tuesday, featuring MC Lyte (Partners in Rhyme), Michelle Ebony Hardy and Katrina Y. Nelson (Lace), Kaye Singleton (Covenant), and AllBlk’s VP Development and Production, Nikki Love. They discussing the contributions of Black women to TV and supporting Black talent in their respective projects. “We started working on Lace back in 2012 when there weren’t that many Black women in lead roles, especially in dramas,” Nelson said. “We have women in comedy but not in drama. So, just to be able to see someone that looks like us...
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VIDEO: MC Lyte, Lil Kim, Monie Love & Rapsody Celebrate Queen Latifah

2021’s BET Awards were a celebration of Black women from start to finish. The 3+ hour show was hosted by Taraji P. Henson and featured performances and appearances by Issa Rae, Megan Thee Stallion, Andra Day and more. It also revealed to the world that Cardi B was expecting her second child with Offset, during a performance by Migos.
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Lil’ Kim, MC Lyte, and More Honor Queen Latifah With BET Lifetime Achievement Award

A moment of pure joy hit the 2021 BET Awards on Sunday night, as Rapsody, Monie Love, and MC Lyte performed a medley of Queen Latifah’s most iconic hits and Lil’ Kim performed “U.N.I.T.Y” gloriously dressed as what a Prada bag might look like if it had bangs. Afterward, Queen Latifah herself was presented with a Lifetime Achievement BET Award, and she gave an emotional acceptance speech where she celebrated women, and also, her dad who was on stage alongside her. ““I’ve always celebrated women, because I was raised by a strong Black woman, and raised by a father who loves women,” she said. “We can’t live without each other. I wanted to celebrate us because I know together we stand stronger than when we tear each other apart.” She ended her speech with a quick “Happy Pride!” And then we all cried again.
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