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The first solo female rapper ever to release an album, 1988's Lyte as a Rock, chats about her current role as founder of the nonprofit Hip-Hop Sisters Network. “Many years ago, a young lady named Lex Diamond, an MC out of Philly, brought up a good point. And that was, all MCs want to give advice, while new artists coming on the scene are faced with having to answer questions, but don’t really know where to find those answers, and often have no way to connect with the right MCs,” MC Lyte tells NexxLegacy host Charles Madison. So I started a platform that allows established artists the ability to funnel down information to the new artists coming into the game and in need of guidance. That’s Hip-Hop Sisters the artistry side. The foundation side, I teamed up with Lynne Richardson, the COO of Russell Simmons’ hip-hop Summit Action Network, because we both felt there was a need in the community. We want to equip these kids with the best knowledge for making the best decisions when faced with crucial career choices.”
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