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Is Ma$e Open to Battling On URLtv?

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Ayo Beasley… holla at Smack and set this jawn up! Visit for more information From Harlem USA to Anytown, East Jablip, the streets are talking about the beef between Ma$e and Cam’ron.   And while we NEVER want anything to trickle over into real rap rumble, we must admit hearing rap battles on “wax” gives […]

Culture Over Everything: Rapsody Snags Two Grammy Nominations


Can the TRUE hip-hop heads say holla? Visit for more information It looks like 2018 will be beyond superb for powerplayer emcee, Rapsody. The sagacious spitter has been nominated for two Grammy awards thanks to her groundbreaking album, Lalia’s Wisdom. The 9th Wonder produced album has been nominated for Best Rap Album, while one […]

Hip Hop Pioneers, Scholars Link With Smithsonian Institute To Create Hip-Hop Anthology

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Legendary Hip Hop artists are joining forces with the Smithsonian Institute to create an extensive anthology that will serve as a retrospective of the genre, according to media reports. Visit for more information Chuck D, MC Lyte, Questlove and other music artists are collaborating with the Smithsonian to launch a Kickstarter for the project, […]

Lil Kim on Unity: “You Don’t Come in the Game Disrespecting Your Idols”

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Lil Kim is fresh off the release of her latest single “Took Us a Break”, which proves that she hasn’t lost her touch not one bit. There was a rumored Nicki Minaj diss track that she put together with Remy Ma, but we’ll take this instead. Visit for more information The Queen Bee stopped […]

Janelle Monae, Maxwell and MC Lyte Scheduled to Perform at Women’s March on Washington

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Janelle Monae has added her name to a long list of performers scheduled to perform at the Women’s March on Washington this weekend. Visit for more information The event that began as a grassroots Facebook event quickly blossomed into a national movement, following discontent after the 2016 presidential election. However, the official Women’s March […]

Teyana Taylor, Bel Biv DeVoe Walk the 2016 Soul Train Awards Red Carpet

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The 2016 Soul Train Awards took over Las Vegas as stars flocked to the west coast for the awards show. Hosted by the Godmother of Soul, Erykah Badu, who also hosted last year’s extravaganza and who added Executive Producer to her titled, emceed the annual awards show at the Orleans Arena. Visit for more information […]

Happy Birthday MC Lyte: Hip Hop’s Matriarch


Queen Latifah, MIA, Lauryn Hill, Missy Elliot, Nicki Minaj, Lil Kim, Tommy Genesis, Kamaiyah: these are just a few of the women who have been able to stake their claim for greatness in an industry riddled with male dominance and misogynist sexist themes. They have created a lane of their own, empowering women and girls […]

Marvel Comics x Hip-Hop Continues

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Marvel Comics, the premier comic crafter, has unveiled it’s latest homage to the art form of hip-hop. Reworking the artwork of multiple hit rap albums, a host of sketch artists have come together to devise a revised batch album covers. Over 50 covers now featuring familiar imagery from the likes of Dr. Dre, The Notorious B.I.G., Lauryn […]

MC Lyte Headlines Chicago’s West Side Music Festival, Talks New Music and More

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Alongside steaming summer temperatures, festival season in Chicago is blazing; and last weekend was no different. Rap legend MC Lyte headlined the 5th Annual West Side Music Festival on Saturday (August 20.) Hosted by North Lawndale’s Douglas Park, Kelly Price and Hip Hop pioneer Slick Rick the Ruler also performed, after The Voice’s and Chicago native […]

The First Ladies Of Rap: MC Lyte


The First Ladies of Rap and Hip Hop culture are all forward-thinking pioneers whose legacies, both individual and collective, are undeniable. While these women don’t technically require a proper introduction at this stage in their careers as veterans, there’s no better time than Women’s History Month to celebrate the achievements, challenges overcome and contributions each have made over the […]

MC Lyte’s Hip Hop Sisters Foundation Host First W.E.A.L.T.H. Experience

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MC Lyte and her foundation, Hip Hop Sisters, will host the first W.E.A.L.T.H. Experience in South Beach Miami early next year. Visit for more information The W.E.A.L.T.H. Experience is a three-day retreat connecting like-minded business partners and friends for goal reflection and spirit renewal through breakout sessions, workshops and themed events that teach women how […]

MC Lyte Gives Fetty Wap Props For Being A “Feminist” Rapper

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With themes of sexual discrimination and objectification of women often being easier to find in lyrics than not, misogyny is an all too common occurrence in Hip-Hop. Visit for more information This past Friday (November 20) the White House Council on Women and Girls hosted an all-day event focusing on ways to improve the lives of […]

MC LYTE Drops Hip-Hop knowledge on Hot 97!

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It’s been 12 years since we had new music from the legendary MC Lyte and she’s back and stronger than ever! Visit for more information Fresh off her ‘vinyl only’ album release as part of Record Store Day (April 18) LEGEND, MC Lyte shares classic hip-hop stories about her past rap battles, the emerge […]

Her Source: MC Lyte To Save The Status Of Females In Hip Hop

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After 12-years one of the most iconic emcee’s, female emcee to be exact, MC Lyte is returning with her album LEGEND Visit for more information With careful analysis of the current situation of Hip Hop culture, we must consider what a MC Lyte LP means for the state of Hip Hop. What does this […]

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Watch MC Lyte’s New Video, “Check”


Visit for more information The Legend is back at your neck with her new single & video Just a short while ago, we formally announced MC Lyte‘s new album, Legend, which will be released on International Record Store Day (April 18), and will be available for one day only, on vinyl. With said announcement […]

MC Lyte To Release New Album ‘Legend,’ Avail For One Day Only (4.18)

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Visit for more information MC LYTE to release LEGEND LP on April 18–available for 24 hours on vinyl It has been a while since we had an album from Brooklyn’s own MC Lyte–12 years to be exact. Her new album, Legend, will be the vet’s first since 2003’s Da Underground Heat, Vol. 1, and […]


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Always on top of her game, our #WCW goes to MC LYTE who always illustrates, grace, class and beauty! Visit for more information We’ve admired her since day one. Besides serving bars on top of bars to represent for the females—Lyte stays true to herself. MC Lyte has always created new styles, rapped toe-to-toe […]