MC Lyte Honors Women for the Second Year at the Kennedy Center on Hip-Hop's 50th Anniversary

As we approach the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop, it's hard to think of women as just contributors to Hip-Hop when really the truth is that Hip-Hop would likely not have become a global force without women.

Even the often-told story of Kool Herc's first hip-hop party in the South Bronx at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue on August 11, 1973, came about as the result of his sister Cindy Campbell's idea to throw a back-to-school party.

Early on, women in Hip-Hop decided they wouldn't be relegated to the background or as support to the men rocking the mic.... Read more


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