Mc Lyte interview 2021
Mc Lyte is one of the main people that motivated me to do what I do with the blog and podcast. I find her to be an inspiration. She is a Hip hop ICON and a trailblazer. She has been an inspiration to me through out my life. Not just for her music… she exudes female power and excellence. She is a role model. For example, look at her TWITTER HERE. She uses her status and celebrity to motivate and help other people.
And, she makes herself accessible. She doesn’t hide behind her celebrity. It’s just so inspiring to see someone use their power for good (for lack of a better term.) I emailed her about three weeks ago and to my complete and utter surprise, her manager emailed me back. I was able to ask her a couple questions, so I tried to make them count.
Me: You’re passionate about empowering people to take charge of their lives and their finances. If you had the chance to give your eighteen-year-old self three pieces of business/ financial advice, what would they be?
Mc Lyte: Save more, spend less. Everything for sale doesn’t mean you need to buy it. Get life insurance, a trust and disability.
Me: You came up during the Golden Era. You were shoulder to shoulder with heavy hitters like Kane and Slick Rick. How did you not only stand your ground, but also create a path for female MCs to come and stay grounded in the process?
Mc Lyte: Thank you. Having a stable foundation growing up prepared me for the business. There was lots of pavement already laid by great female MCs like Sha-Rock, Shante, Salt n Pepa and many more. I certainly was inspired by them all yet when I got on the mic, I rhymed about the topics that were real to me and that made the lyrics authentic.
She used her response to shout out other female MC’s. I’m a firm believer in giving credit where it is due and picking up a fallen sister. Solidarity is important to me and clearly it is important to her as well.
Her lyrics are always thoughtful and she tells a story with her music. From Poor Georgie to Paper thin and even Cold rock a party, there is purpose behind what she writes. She has always shown us how to be aware of your opportunity to make a difference with your words and to choose your words wisely.
In my eyes, Paper thin is the original hot girl anthem. It’s a story of female empowerment and taking back control without being overly sexual or crass to achieve it. I consider myself to be a very strong woman. I know what I want and I do not settle for less and I firmly believe that women like Mc Lyte taught me this power.
I can’t thank Mc Lyte enough for always being herself. Never being pressured into creating content that she didn’t stand behind 100% and carving a path for the women of Hip hop to come.
She was a huge part of my formative years and I am so thankful that I was able to get her perspective on a couple of things. The interview may be brief, but it means the world to me.
I don’t think that I have to tell you how to find her, but just in case… here are her social and streaming links
My promise to you
This is just the beginning for Nevernaire Underground Hip hop blog. I fully intend on taking this to the top. There is a reason that I do not charge the artists that I work with for promo. I genuinely love Hip hop and I want to shine light on the talent in the shadows. I want to continue to bring more amazing, Indie Hip hop artists to your attention and to pepper in more and more cool shit like this along the way.
So stay tuned… because I’m on a mission to create amazing content that keeps you wanting to come back for more. There are more dope celeb interviews to come.
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