Rapsody Discusses Impact of Trip to Africa and More

Rapsody elaborates on how a trip to Africa had an impact on her life and her recent album, The Idea of Beautiful, with Ambrosia for Heads.


MC Lyte’s Foundation Offers $100,000 Hip-Hop Scholarship to One Student

Yesterday, MC Lyte and her foundation, Hip Hop Sisters Foundation, announced plans to offer an $100,000 hip hop scholarship, the First Wave Scholarship, for one student to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  The Foundation’s advisory board, which includes Russell Simmons and Salt of Salt-N-Pepa, plan to provide more detailed information about the scholarship today at Simmons’ Rush Communications location in New York City.

They will be joined by UW-Madison’s VP and Chief Diversity Officer, Damon Williams, during the press conference.

This is what MC Lyte had to say about this scholarship:

“For years I’ve dreamed of having the ability to help our community and now finally the day has arrived.

HHSF is about changing lives and truly encouraging several generations that have been and are influenced by Hip-Hop culture. It is my life’s mission to see those who believe, actually see their dreams come to fruition.

Helping the younger generation see their strengths and potential is what my goals are for this foundation. This scholarship partnership with UW-Madison is just the beginning for what HHSF has in store.”

The scholarship will finance the entire cost of obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree at UW-Madison.

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is October 1. The winner will be announced at this year’s Soul Train Music Awards.  To learn more about the application process, click here.

Eve Shares Her Experiences during The Uniquely YOU Summit

Eve recently attended The Uniquely YOU Summit as a part of the Becoming Who You Are! Series, which was held at the African American Museum in Philadelphia.

During her time there, Eve spoke about some of her challenging experiences, her motivation, her ideas on love and relationships and more.

The goal of The Uniquely YOU Summit is to turn the Becoming Who You Are! Series into a 12-month program that will monthly give girls access to remarkable women of color whose personal journey will help teens navigate through the treacherous waters of adolescence, and provide trustworthy and truthful imagery of brown women.

Mia X Discusses New Cookbook, Works on New Music, and More

Mamma Mia’s in the kitchen.  As a running series on Allhiphop.com, Mia X spotlights delicious recipes along with advice based on her grandmother’s cooking and way of doling out wisdom.  She has now decided to turn that series into a cookbook with a DVD accompaniment.  Check out Mia X’s discussing her new venture, along with a preview of her new music, above.  I’m so ready for her to get back in the studio!

If you haven’t already peeped one of Mia X’s recipes, check one out here.