The legendary rapper MC Lyte will be recognized at the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards on September 28th.
Lyte will be the eighth recipient of the annual “I Am Hip Hop Award.”
Lyte was the first female rapper to release a solo album and to receive a certified Gold single for “RuffNeck.” She is also the first female solo rapper to be nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap Performance.
MC Lyte has proven that rappers’ voices extend beyond the hip hop community. She founded the Hip Hop Sisters Network to promotes positive images of women of ethnic diversity, bringing leaders together from the world of Hip Hop, the entertainment industry, and the corporate world, according to the organization’s website. The non-profit foundation grants an eligible four-year college student with a full scholarship each year.
I’m not going to lie, I wanted to be MC Lyte back in the day……but who didn’t if you came up in that era?
The show will air on October 15th.