MC Lyte Interview

Read 'MC Lyte: Still Rockin' With the Best'

Lana Moorer, better known as MC Lyte, is a Hip-Hop legend.

Straight up.

Having developed her career for over twenty years, the Brooklyn native has cemented her reputation as not only one of the pioneering female emcees but also a street anthropologist of sorts. Her intricate storytelling and undeniable presence within the game even earned her the honor of being the first female artist to be recognized by VH1’s Hip Hop Honors. Never afraid to speak her mind, Lyte’s outspoken approach has gained her nothing but respect and admiration from both peers within the industry and listeners alike. Between her Executive Vice-President position at DuBose Music Group and a number of new musical and creative projects, quitting the game is certainly the last thing on her mind; as always, she is still rockin’ with the best…

To read the full interview on Allhiphop.com, please click HERE.

Wyclef Jean Appeal following Haiti Earthquake

Wyclef Jean

Wyclef Jean has given a statement after a major earthquake, measuring 7.0 on the richter scale, hit his homeland Haiti. 3 Million people are reported to have been affected by the disaster and casualities are expected to be high. Official representatives for the Haitian consul in New York fear that it could be several days before anybody truly can gauge the scale of the devastation.

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Humanitarian and Hip Hop musician Wyclef stated yesterday:

“Haiti today faced a natural disaster of unprecedented proportion, an earthquake unlike anything the country has ever experienced.

The magnitude 7.0 earthquake – and several very strong aftershocks – struck only 10 miles from Port-au-Prince.

I cannot stress enough what a human disaster this is, and idle hands will only make this tragedy worse. The over 2 million people in Port-au-Prince tonight face catastrophe alone. We must act now.

President Obama has already said that the U.S. stands ‘ready to assist’ the Haitian people. The U.S. Military is the only group trained and prepared to offer that assistance immediately. They must do so as soon as possible. The international community must also rise to the occasion and help the Haitian people in every way possible.”

Wyclef’s charity Yele Haiti are currently asking those interested to please do one of two things: Either text “Yele” to 501501, which will automatically donate $5 to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund (the amount will be charged to your mobile phone bill), or for those outside the US please visit Yele.org and click on DONATE.

Video: CBS News

Our hearts go out to those affected by the earthquake, hopefully between us all we can truly make a difference and relieve some of the suffering.

Please go to yele.org and DONATE now

For more information on Yele Haiti you can either visit yele.org or read my recent Wyclef interview, where he explained some of the ideals and goals of the charity in depth.