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MC Lyte          

Queen of Hip-Hop who Supports Worthy Projects, Events and Fundraisers such as AIDS Awareness, Anti-Violence and Rock-the-Vote.

MC LYTE - a legend in the world of music and entertainment – is a pioneering artist and a formidable actress of television and film. Her most recent acting credits include a series regular on last year’s New York Undercover pilot (a reboot of the original Dick Wolf series), and she has recurred on S.W.A.T. (CBS), Power (Starz), and Queen of the South (USA). Lyte's film roles include acclaimed Sundance Winner Patti Cakes, the Universal hit Girls Trip; Bad Hair, from Director Justin Simien; and the upcoming features Loved To Death, and Sylvie, with Tessa Thompson and Eva Longoria. Her newest venture has her taking on the role of show Creator & Executive Producer alongside Lynn Richardson & Bentley Evans for UMC’s sitcom, “Partners In Rhyme.” MC LYTE is also an iconic Rapper and DJ. Her groundbreaking music career spans 30 years - this Hip Hop LEGEND was the first female rapper ever to be nominated for a Grammy Award, the first rap artist to perform at Carnegie Hall, and the first female artist to earn a gold single. A true leader in the music industry, MC LYTE has also performed at the Kennedy Center Honors and the White House for President Barack Obama. In addition to a busy on-screen career, Lyte's production company, Sunni Gyrl, Inc., has several television and film projects — both scripted and unscripted — in various stages of development. Her voice work is also well known and admired, representing dozens of Fortune 500 companies as well as being the voice of the BET Awards and the NAACP Image Awards. As an author, motivational speaker, and philanthropist, MC LYTE has written books and speaks globally on many inspiring topics from her vast knowledge of the entertainment and hip-hop industries to entrepreneurialism and economic empowerment. Her charity, “Hip Hop Sisters Foundation,” has presented over $1,000,000 in scholarships.

Speech Topics

Speaking Topics

  • Commencement / Graduation Inspiration for Youth, Teens, and College Graduates
  • Making Your Mark in Entertainment: Voice Over, Acting, MCing, DJing, and Inspiring Others
  • Hip Hop History: What We Wanted Then, Now and for the Future
  • Hip Hop Pedagogy: MC Lyte’s Perspective on Hip Hop in the Classroom
  • Men, Women, Boys and Girls: Redefining Hip Hop Culture with Respect and Dignity
  • Redefining the Essence of Women and Girls through Empowerment and Unity
  • Self Esteem, Self Respect, and Self Love
  • Unstoppable: Achieving Your Greatest Potential
  • Unstoppable: Making Your Legacy Last
  • Women in Hip Hop: Female Influence Then and Now
  • Women, Wealth & Relationships (panel with other celebrities and foundation board members)


MC Lyte Honored At ADCOLOR Awards - Look to the Stars
For the first time in New York City, ADCOLOR celebrated a collection of the best and brightest in the advertising, marketing, PR, media and entertainment ...
MC Lyte to Be Honored With I Am Hip Hop Award | News | BET
Lifetime achievement to be recognized at Hip Hop Awards.

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