In April I met with MC Lyte about a scholarship she wanted to do at Dillard. As we talked and bounced around ideas, one was to do a class to deal with lyrics in the music. So she agreed to co-teach the class which would include several trips on site. Her first visit was last week, and we started off with a campus empowerment program. This legendary MC inspired the students and guests to achieve their goals.
The next day we had our class. I watched her meticulously take notes as the students gave their impressions of our discussions on sex, gender and hip hop. She also wrote down the students' names so she could personally respond to them. She was such a natural in this small group and was very engaging. She is such a great partner for the university and we are thankful to have her.