Exclusive Access: MC Lyte, French Montana & TDE Visit 106

These MC's bring Hip Hop to the livest audience.

ScHoolin' - Recording artist ScHoolBoy Q backstage ready to hit the 106 stage with the rest of his TDE (Top Dawg Entertainment) fam. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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ScHoolin' - Recording artist ScHoolBoy Q backstage ready to hit the 106 stage with the rest of his TDE (Top Dawg Entertainment) fam. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

The Songstress - Recording artist Sza of TDE backstage before showtime. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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The Songstress - Recording artist Sza of TDE backstage before showtime. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

We In the Building - Recording artists (L - R) Sza, Isaiah Rashad, and ScHoolBoy Q of TDE prepare to enter the 106 stage. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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We In the Building - Recording artists (L - R) Sza, Isaiah Rashad, and ScHoolBoy Q of TDE prepare to enter the 106 stage. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Born and Raised - This shining star was born in St. Louis like Nelly, but raised in New York's close cousin, Maplewood, New Jersey. (Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Sweetness - Beautiful and kind-hearted recording artist Sza backstage at 106. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Candid - Hosts Bow Wow and Keshia Chante go over lines while on 106. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Candid - Hosts Bow Wow and Keshia Chante go over lines while on 106. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Check This Out! - Hosts Bow Wow and Keshia Chante throw to a video, while Isaiah Rashad, Sza and ScHoolBoy Q chill out on the 106 stage. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Check This Out! - Hosts Bow Wow and Keshia Chante throw to a video, while Isaiah Rashad, Sza and ScHoolBoy Q chill out on the 106 stage. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

TDE for the Win - With the new song "Heavenly Father," TDE's  Isaiah Rashad and SZA are looking to follow in ScHoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar's footsteps and take the charts over, but this time with smooth vocals and new school R&B. Congrats on continuing the takeover you two!(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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For Real?!!? - TDE's Isaiah Rashad and Sza are super excited about being on 106. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

"Prescription/Oxymoron" - In the first half of album's longest joint, Q talks about his drug use and the effects it had on him. Then, following a beat switch, the rapper talks about his time pushing.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Teach! - ScHoolBoy Q asks, "What's up?" on 106. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Sound Off - Bow Wow and Keshia Chante with Isaiah Rashad, Sza and ScHoolBoy Q talking about what it feels like to be on 106. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Sound Off - Bow Wow and Keshia Chante with Isaiah Rashad, Sza and ScHoolBoy Q talking about what it feels like to be on 106. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Player - Isaiah Rashad rocks some smooth shoes on 106. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Player - Isaiah Rashad rocks some smooth shoes on 106. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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TDE Shuts Down Pitchfork Festival - This past weekend, some of the TDE fam took over the Pitchfork Festival Stage, all delivering amazing performances. While Kendrick Lamar and ScHoolboy Q ran the stage, the crew's newcomers SZA and Isaiah Rashad really shined performing songs from their latest projects, Z and Cilivia Demo, respectively. Although they are the youngest of the bunch, these rookies proved that they have the right to stand alongside Black Hippy.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET) 

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The Fam - Recording artists (L - R) Isaiah Rashad, Sza and ScHoolBoy Q of TDE (Top Dawg Entertainment).(Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Laughs All Around - Bow Wow and Keshia Chante with TDE's Isaiah Rashad, Sza, and ScHoolBoy Q all cracking up on 106. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Laughs All Around - Bow Wow and Keshia Chante with TDE's Isaiah Rashad, Sza, and ScHoolBoy Q all cracking up on 106. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Meet the Mastermind - Recording artist Isaiah Rashad on 106. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Meet the Mastermind - Recording artist Isaiah Rashad on 106. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Cali Coolin' - Bow Wow and Keshia Chante with the TDE fam (Isaiah Rashad, Sza, and ScHoolBoy Q) laughing it up on 106.(Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Cali Coolin' - Bow Wow and Keshia Chante with the TDE fam (Isaiah Rashad, Sza, and ScHoolBoy Q) laughing it up on 106.(Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

High - Host Keshia Chante rocks some thigh-high boots and a sleek black outfit. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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High - Host Keshia Chante rocks some thigh-high boots and a sleek black outfit. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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TDE - Bow Wow and Keshia Chante chilling with the TDE fam (Isaiah Rashad, Sza and ScHoolBoy Q).  (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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TDE - Bow Wow and Keshia Chante chilling with the TDE fam (Isaiah Rashad, Sza and ScHoolBoy Q).  (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Bohemian Street - A closeup of ScHoolBoy Q's kicks. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Bohemian Street - A closeup of ScHoolBoy Q's kicks. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

All Love - Hosts Bow Wow and Keshia Chante share tips with each during a break on 106. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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All Love - Hosts Bow Wow and Keshia Chante share tips with each during a break on 106. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Swag for Days - Recording artist French Montana backstage before hitting the 106 stage. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Swag for Days - Recording artist French Montana backstage before hitting the 106 stage. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

French Montana - Bringing the heat to 106 & Party is French Montana. He knows exactly how to get hype and stay hype!   (Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Spotlight - A shot of recording artist French Montana before he hits the 106 stage. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Get It, Got It? - Hosts Keshia Chante and Bow Wow let the livest audience know what new music they should be getting. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Get It, Got It? - Hosts Keshia Chante and Bow Wow let the livest audience know what new music they should be getting. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Enter the Prince - Recording artist French Montana gets off of his throne to show the livest audience some love. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Enter the Prince - Recording artist French Montana gets off of his throne to show the livest audience some love. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Happy Times - Bow Wow, Keshia Chante and French Montana laughing on 106. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Happy Times - Bow Wow, Keshia Chante and French Montana laughing on 106. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Up, in the Sky! - French Montana looks into the crowd on 106. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Up, in the Sky! - French Montana looks into the crowd on 106. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Chopping It Up - Bow Wow, Keshia Chante and French Montana talk the Hip Hop Awards on 106. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Chopping It Up - Bow Wow, Keshia Chante and French Montana talk the Hip Hop Awards on 106. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Golden - Bow Wow, Keshia Chante and French Montana all sport a shade of gold on 106. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Golden - Bow Wow, Keshia Chante and French Montana all sport a shade of gold on 106. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

5. Converse All Star "Chuck Taylor" - Including this on the list is like wearing deodorant when you step out: it's what we're supposed to do. Not everyone does it, and it's easy to overlook them, but the reality is these might very well be the greatest sneaker in human history. The West Coast is known for making these one of their trademark sneakers, but think about the global impact of this shoe. People of all backgrounds have worn these. Your parents have worn them, their parents have worn them, your boss has a pair (or had a pair). It's impossible to avoid these. And the hip hop community has of course found different ways to wear these, from matching them with flannels and Dickies to pairing them with a tuxedo, we've managed to always add a creative spin on such a timeless shoe. For those going to prom right now, wear these with your tux. You won't regret it.   ...

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Classic Cool - Bow Wow's chucks are fresh to death!(Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Speech! - French Montana gives a little thanks for the win of his Hip Hop Award. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Speech! - French Montana gives a little thanks for the win of his Hip Hop Award. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Bringing the Bangers - French Montana wins the Hip Hop Award for Best Club Banger. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Bringing the Bangers - French Montana wins the Hip Hop Award for Best Club Banger. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

"Ain't Worried..." - Bow Wow, Keshia Chante and French Montana on the set of 106. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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"Ain't Worried..." - Bow Wow, Keshia Chante and French Montana on the set of 106. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Shining Lyte - MC Lyte has been putting down for hip hop for over 20 years. As an emcee she helped redefine what it means to not only be a female emcee, but an emcee in general, in ways most artists could never achieve. Check out her show moments from the last year.  (Photo by Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Flawless - MC Lyte looks flawless backstage at 106 as she shows the youngins just how it's done. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Walking Heavy - MC Lyte brings her undeniable hip hop energy to 106. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Walking Heavy - MC Lyte brings her undeniable hip hop energy to 106. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Hip Hop Arrives - MC Lyte graces 106 with her presence. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Hip Hop Arrives - MC Lyte graces 106 with her presence. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Hail Mary - Keshia Chante rocks some spiritually inspired jewels on 106.   (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Hail Mary - Keshia Chante rocks some spiritually inspired jewels on 106.   (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Gotta Get Ruff Neck - Bow Wow and Keshia Chante talk to MC Lyte about new projects on 106.  (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Gotta Get Ruff Neck - Bow Wow and Keshia Chante talk to MC Lyte about new projects on 106.  (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Keep on Dancing - Host Bow Wow busts out in a dance move on 106. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Keep on Dancing - Host Bow Wow busts out in a dance move on 106. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)