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MC Lyte On Curating “Women In Hip-Hop” for ESSENCE, Her New Acting Role & Giving Back
GRAMMY-nominated rap pioneer MC Lyte is a busy woman. She took a quick minute backstage at the 25th ESSENCE Fest this weekend to talk about her latest projects, including curating “Women In Hip-Hop” for the festival, which featured royalty of rap including Trina, Rapsody, Yo-Yo, and more.
Lyte talked about what ESSENCE means to her, as something that didn't exist when she was growing up. "Being able to celebrate Black culture at this magnitude means everything because we’ve never had anything like this," she said. "ESSENCE Music Festival is truly one of a kind.”
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She also talked about her upcoming role on “New York Undercover,” where she plays a detective, and detailed some of her recent philanthropic work supporting students with her international non-profit foundation Hip-Hop Sisters.