“Lyricist, Inspirational speaker, DJ, Pioneer, Icon, Veteran ,and Entrepreneur” describe one of the most prolific and well-respected female Hip Hop artists of all time: MC Lyte. She has consistently found ways to reinvent herself musically, while expanding her resume and gaining new fans. Reared in Brooklyn, New York, MC Lyte always has her finger on Hip Hop’s pulse. Many are familiar with her stellar music making skills, but over the course of her extensive career, MC Lyte has ventured out to other avenues that have allowed her to show the world just how talented she truly is. A pioneer in the industry, she opened the door for future female Hip Hop artists by daring to do what had never been done while doing something she loved. MC Lyte is the FIRST rap artist ever to perform at New York’s historic Carnegie Hall, the FIRST female rapper to ever receive a gold single, the FIRST female solo rapper ever nominated for a Grammy and in 2006, MC Lyte became the FIRST solo female rapper to be honored/inducted on VH-1’s HIP HOP HONORS. MC Lyte has graced network television as well as the big screen and she has been the voice behind the VH1 Hip Hop Honors and national campaigns for Wherehouse Music, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Nike.
Checkout our interview with the legendary Mc Lyte !
Moosh & Twist features DeQuincy “Moosh” Coleman McRae and Oliver “Twist” Feighan, both 22, who first bonded in first grade over the love of music and poetry. As independent hip-hop artists, Moosh & Twist have amassed a devoted fan base which has resulted in over 100,000 mixtape downloads and over 17 million YouTube views. In 2014, they debuted their first EP, Living Out Loud, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and #5 on the iTunes Hip-Hop Chart. Moosh & Twist have signed with Entertainment One Music (eOne Music), joining acts like The Game, Joe Budden, Sonny Digital and more, and are prepping their debut album for an early 2016 release. Although busy recording the album, the duo has found time to release music for their fans. The video for the summertime anthem “Let’s Go,” featuring Kalin and Myles, was added to MTV Hits, followed by the video release for “Whoa.”
Moosh & Twist have also released three mix-tapes, The Welcome Mat (2011), The Vestibule (2012) and Back to the Basement (2013). Since the release of The Welcome Mat, Moosh & Twist have appeared continuously on syndicated industry media outlets such as Forbes, XXL Magazine, Respect Mag, Okayplayer, 2dopeboyz, Illroots, HipHopDX, and many more. Moosh & Twist continue to perform for their thousands of fans as headliners, performing at festivals, and opening for acts such as The White Panda, Hoodie Allen, and Wale. Most recently, the duo performed as part of Wireless Festival in the UK, and as part of 2015’s Made In America Festival in their hometown of Philadelphia. Checkout our brand new interview with M&T now !