MC Lyte to star in ‘Love Jones the Musical’ stage adaptation of ’90s film

MC Lyte to star in 'Love Jones the Musical' stage adaptation of '90s film

Love Jones the movie is nearing its 20 year anniversary and in commemoration of the romantic comedy’s milestone, the critically acclaimed film has now been adapted for the stage, in Love Jones the Musical. The stage adaptation of the film takes the essence of the film and tells its story through music. The musical is […]

5th annual Westside Music Festival is a shower of love

5th annual Westside Music Festival is a shower of love

The Westside Music Festival shined as brightly as ever. The rain could not stop the show. Upon exiting my car at Douglas Park on the West Side of Chicago, I was able to hear the celebration going on. I got closer and could feel a few drops of rain then an all out shower hit. People […]

Westside Music Festival will feature MC Lyte, Slick Rick and Kelly Price

Westside Music Festival will feature MC Lyte, Slick Rick and Kelly Price

For the past five years, the Westside Music Festival has been a shining example of a community supporting art and culture. The Westside Music Festival was created to fill the void of cultural programming and outlets available to residents on the West Side of Chicago. WSMF helps establish the West Side as a destination for music and summer festival […]

MC Lyte talks W.E.A.L.T.H. retreat and reality TV

MC Lyte talks W.E.A.L.T.H. retreat and reality TV

MC Lyte is an undeniable legend in the hip-hop world. Her career has grown consistently and she has been able to inspire so many through her music and other endeavors. We spoke with Lyte recently to discuss the W.E.A.L.T.H. retreat, one of her most recent projects and her thoughts on reality TV. When we spoke […]

MC Lyte to host W.E.A.L.T.H. Experience retreat

MC Lyte to host W.E.A.L.T.H. Experience retreat

MC Lyte has been able to affect the lives of many young women and men with her foundation. She also works to empower women around the globe. We were able to touch on those subjects and more in this second part of our interview with this hip hop legend. How have you managed to maneuver within […]

MC Lyte talks new album, ‘Legend,’ and why she steers clear of rap beefs

MC Lyte talks new album, 'Legend,' and why she steers clear of rap beefs

Elegance, poise, beauty, intelligence, professional and bars are just a few words to describe Mc Lyte. Over the past 20 years she has remained a relevant and powerful force in hip-hop culture. She consistently adds value to the musical landscape. This year marks the 27th anniversary of her first release Lyte as a Rock. We were able […]

‘Vampire Diaries’ actress Kat Graham explains how women fighting on TV bums her out

'Vampire Diaries' actress Kat Graham explains how women fighting on TV bums her out

[jwplatform 5XbcSKyc] When speaking to an accomplished actress, singer and dancer like the Geneva, Switzerland-born Kat Graham, it’s really a breath of fresh air to encounter a woman in the industry who can articulate with style and grace. Being such a fan of “Vampire Diaries” character Bonnie because of Graham; when we first met approximately […]

Ciara, Brandi, Chaka Khan perform at Essence Black Women in Music, Grammy weekend

Ciara, Brandi, Chaka Khan perform at Essence Black Women in Music, Grammy weekend

The 2015 ESSENCE Black Women in Music took both celebrity attendees and consumers on a journey through four decades of music with performances by Chaka Khan, MC Lyte, Brandy and Lianne La Havas. The event honored Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Jill Scott. Lincoln Motor Company was the presenting sponsor for ESSENCE’s 6th Annual Black […]

Texas Black Expo 2014 events

The 2014 “Texas Black Expo” kicked off the weekend with the “Black Friday” All Black Affair hosted by Biz Markie and Kid Capri at the House of Blues.

Why ‘XXL’s’ list of ’20 greatest female rappers’ fails miserably

XXL has released its “20 Greatest Female Rappers of All Time’ list, and it doesn’t appear that the most popular publication in hip-hop takes its subject all that seriously. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that a greatest female rappers list isn’t afforded the same attention to detail that other hip-hop lists seem to receive; but fans would probably at least hope that a publication with as lofty a reputation as XXL takes the time to put real effort and thought into compiling a showcase for all of the dope female emcees that have shaped the genre.

‘I Wanna Be Down’: Brandy, MC Lyte, Queen Latifah and Yo-Yo reunite

Singer/actress Brandy made an appearance on her old pal Queen Latifah’s talk show this week, and the Queen had a surprise for her guest. During Brandy’s interview, Latifah invited out fellow hip-hop stars MC Lyte and Yo Yo, who appeared on the smash 1994 remix for Brandy’s breakout hit “I Wanna Be Down.”

MC Lyte, Lauryn Hill encourage women at ROCK! Like a Girl

Black Girls Rock and Bondvision Media rocked Washington, D.C., on April 5 with their presentation of ROCK! Like A Girl. Held at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, the show featured nationally and internationally renowned performing artists and emcees, including Jean Grae, Ana Tijoux, Rapsody, Grammy Award-winning violinist Miri Ben-Ari, and DJ Beverly […]

Masterpiece Masterpeace: Common Ground Foundation gala

Hip-hop artist, actor and philanthropist Lonnie Rashid Lynn — Common— held his fourth annual gala and fundraiser on Saturday, March 29th at the Fairmont Chicago Hotel. The sold out signature event celebrated service, community and recognize continued leaders that uphold individuality, creative evolution and inspires youth to become their own masterpiece. The evening was filled […]