2016 Soul Train Music Awards - Arrivals

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30 years ago this month MC Lyte released Lyte As A Rock. She was he first solo female hip hop artist to be nominated for a Grammy and the first rap artist to perform at Carnegie Hall.

She is the first female hip hop artist to perform at the White House. This Friday (September 21st) she will perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC to commemorate her 30th anniversary. She will also perform with a live band.

This is the latest in a series of hip hop events at the Kennedy Center since Q-Tip took over as the Artistic Director in 2016. What is your favorite MC Lyte song? What was the first hip hop album you purchased?

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