She Is Hip Hop: MC Lyte

Don't miss MC Lyte tonight on 106!

She Is Hip Hop: MC Lyte - MC Lyte is a hip hop legend and has become the second female rap act to receive the I Am Hip Hop Award for her trailblazing musical accomplishments.   Tune into 106 & Park tonight to see what this phenomenal woman has to say about receiving the award and what hip hop means to her at 6P/5C!(Photo: CL/Splash News)

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She Is Hip Hop: MC Lyte - MC Lyte is a hip hop legend and has become the second female rap act to receive the I Am Hip Hop Award for her trailblazing musical accomplishments. Tune into 106 & Park tonight to see what this phenomenal woman has to say about receiving the award and what hip hop means to her at 6P/5C!(Photo: CL/Splash News)

Brooklyn Girl - Lyte As a Rock lyricist MC Lyte was born and raised in none other than Brooklyn, NY, and dove head first into hip hop when she was just 16.  (Photo: Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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Brooklyn Girl - Lyte As a Rock lyricist MC Lyte was born and raised in none other than Brooklyn, NY, and dove head first into hip hop when she was just 16. (Photo: Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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Get Rough - As one of rap's leading femcees, MC Lyte made waves in the '80s, but it wasn't until the '90s that she released her first gold album, Ain't No Other, and dropped her memorable anthem "Ruffneck." (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Hip Hop Honoree - In 2006, Lyte was one of the rap pioneers honored at VH1?s Hip Hop Honors broadcast. She was joined by fellow female MC?s Da Brat, Remy Ma and Lil? Kim and they all performed some of her biggest hits, including, ?Lyte as a Rock, ?Paper Thin? and ?Ruffneck.? (Photo: Scott Gries/Getty Images)

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The Real Voice - As MC Lyte grew up and matured, so did her career. The emcee took on a role as a successful voiceover artist for many brands and networks, including BET. (Photo: Scott Gries/Getty Images)

MC Lyte - Year of Honor: 2013Although her name has Lyte right in it, her weight in the hip hop industry is extremely heavy. She's the first femcee to receive a certified gold single ("Ruffneck"), to release a solo LP (Lyte As a Rock) and to be nominated for a Grammy as a solo act (also with the single "Ruffneck").  Now MC Lyte is the first solo female MC to be I Am Hip Hop Hall of Fame certified. Be sure to check Lyte and many other artists and performances during Hip Hop Awards 2013. Monday, October 15th at 8P/7C.(Photo: WENN)

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Each One Teach One - In an effort to uplift young Black women in entertainment, MC Lyte founded the Hip Hop Sisters Foundation. The organization gives out an annual $100,000 scholarship to a deserving student and keeps education first. (Photo: WENN)

MC Lyte - It would be negligent to talk about female rappers without mentioning MC Lyte. Lyte was one of the most trailblazing rappers of her time, leaving the hip hop community with classics like "Paper Thin," "Lyte as a Rock" and "Ruffneck."   (Photo by Michael Caulfield/Getty Images)

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Why MC Lyte Is Hip Hop - See what MC Lyte says about the state of hip hop: "I say as hip hop lovers we reclaim it and we start to support that hip hop that really satiates us... we really call radio stations and say we want to hear more of our local artists.... We just need to get out there and represent for the music that we love." Don't miss MC Lyte tonight on 106! (Photo: Michael Caulfield/Getty Images for VH1)