Hip Hop icon and Kennedy Center Hip-Hop Culture Council Member MC Lyte is presenting I Am Woman: A Celebration of Women in Hip-Hop for its second year.
The event takes place at The Kennedy center on June 4 at 8 p.m. and also includes Rapsody, Kash Doll, Bahamadia, Mama Sol.
“We are super excited about the second installment of I AM Woman - A Celebration of Women In Hip Hop!" Lyte told Rock The Bells. "We’re coming with another authentic Hip Hop line up!! Rapsody, Bahamadia, Kash Doll, Mama Sol and ME!!!"
I Am Woman honors "The genius, diversity and power of female emcees," says The Kennedy Center, and it aims to "Uplift the creative contributions of women across generations."
Tickets to the event can be purchased here.
In related Lyte news, the Brooklyn wordsmith was honored with Grandmaster Flash recently at the RIAA Honors: Pioneers of Hip Hop Ceremony in the nation's capital. Rapsody performed a rendition of Lyte's 1991 hit, "Poor Georgie" and legendary West Coast MC Yo-Yo introduced MC Lyte and declared her "A three-time RIAA certified gold award winner, who the public knew was special since her 1988 debut Lyte As A Rock." Lyte was also honored with the LEGEND Award at the BET Her Awards earlier this year for her work as a groundbreaking Hip-Hop artist, voice-over artist, motivational speaker and entrepreneur.
Lyte is one of Hip Hop's most celebrated MCs, beginning her solo career in 1988 with her acclaimed debut Lyte As a Rock. In addition to a successful recording career that spanned well into the 1990s, she has been a spokesperson for issues that affect women both in and outside of Hip-Hop. She's set to perform at the Rock The Bells Festival on Aug. 5 in Queens, NY.