Legendary Entertainer, Actress and Author Keynote Address Sunday at 2:00
At the tender age of 17, Brooklyn native MC Lyte first appeared on the scene with her debut album Lyte As A Rock. Her voice is distinctive and unforgettable. Since that time, her numerous achievements have helped her rise to hip hop “LEGEND” status. MC Lyte has a host of impressive “firsts” to her credit. She was the first rap artist to ever perform hip hop at New York’s historic Carnegie Hall and the first female to perform hip hop at the White House. The list goes on, from being the first solo female rapper nominated for a Grammy to being the first female rapper to receive a gold single.
Ever dedicated to her love of hip hop, MC Lyte continues to raise the bar and reinvent herself musically while expanding her resume and fan base. The talented Lyte is a well-respected entrepreneur, voice over talent, actress, public speaker, and philanthropist. Blessed with a gift for words, Lyte hosted BET/Centric’s hit TV talk show “Morning Cup” and she was heard weekly for six years as co-host of Sirius/XM’s “Café Mocha.” Her love for acting landed her roles on network television and the big screen and she’s also been the voice of the VH1 Hip Hop Honors and the BET Awards for the past decade. A role model to women and respected by men everywhere, MC Lyte never compromises who she is and consistently displays that a woman can turn heads fully clothed!
A trailblazer in the industry, MC Lyte is a powerful role model for women and represents beauty and strength. She has twelve albums, including her critically acclaimed album, LEGEND, and her latest release, SpotLYTE. This year, Lyte also launched her successful beauty brand, Lipsynk Cosmetics, providing daring looks that are tasteful and easy to achieve...without breaking the bank and enabling every woman to fully express her inner style, creativity and self-confidence.
Immediately following her Main Stage Appearance on Sunday at 2:00, you’ll have an opportunity to meet MC Lyte as she signs copies of her latest release with Co-Author and Financial Expert Lynn Richardson, Your Man Your Money!