Tuesday, 17 September 2013

MC Lyte To Be Honoured At BET Hiphop Awards

Widely recognized as one of hip hop’s greatest female lyricists of all time, MC Lyte will be honoured for her trailblazing contributions to the hip hop genre and community with the iconic “I AM HIP HOP” Award at this year’s “BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013”.

MC Lyte will join the elite club of “I AM HIP HOP” Award recipients, which includes Grandmaster Flash (2006); KRS-One (2007); Russell Simmons (2008); Ice Cube (2009); Salt N’ Pepa (2010); LL Cool J (2011) and Rakim (2012), and she is planning a series of events over the course of the weekend in honour of this great achievement.

Taped at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on Saturday 28 September 2013, the special telecast premieres on BET in Africa on Friday 18 October.

A multi-faceted entertainer, MC Lyte is a noted actress, voice-over artist, radio show co-host, DJ, inspirational speaker, author and entrepreneur.

Her signature style and recognizable voice can be seen and heard in dozens of films, TV shows, commercials, nationally syndicated radio airwaves and even video games.

She’s also appeared in off-Broadway theater and was the first African American female to serve as president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Recording Academy.