Media Personality/Rapper We all know this beautiful Boston native as the first co-host of BET’s 106 & Park. A product of the Roxbury Center for Performing Arts, Free (born Marie Wright) began her journey into the music world via an internship at a Maryland radio station. After attending a casting at BET, Free was chosen to co-host the network’s new video and music show 106 & Park. Over the next five years, her celebrity rose along with the show’s popularity. As an aspiring singer/rapper, she released her own LP, Free’s World, in 2004. Once leaving 106, Free became a radio personality, hosting and co-hosting programs on such stations as New York’s Power 105 and Washington, D.C.’s WPGC. But recently, she’s returned home to BET, hosting the BET Awards Live Stream as well as season three of Lens on Talent.

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106 & Park: Backstage at 106 – Erica Mena On Relationship With Remy Ma

Backstage: Plus, Into the Storm actor Arlen Escarpeta’s survival tips. (8/8/2014)

Tweets of The Week: Lupe Quits Twitter, Again

Plus Wiz Khalifa announces new album, Spike Lee responds to Luke.

BET Awards '12: Remembering Don Cornelius, Dick Clarke & Hal Jackson

Highlights: Some of your favorite TV personalities remember these media greats. (7/1/2012)

The Game: Behind the Scenes with Free

Behind-the-Scenes: Marie "Free" Wright stars on an episode of The Game. (5/22/2012)

Historical Society Purchases 1821 Letter Written by a Slave

The Newport Historical Society has purchased an 1821 letter from a former slave whose story made him one of the city’s most notable free African-American citizens.

Caren Oliver Wins Lens on Talent Fashion

The aspiring fashionista beat out Raeana and Anthony Stephon for $10,000.
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