MC Lyte’s new track, “Dear John” f/ Common & 10Beats, is the anthem for #EducateOURMen, which is the signature scholarship initiative of MC Lyte’s Hip Hop Sisters Foundation, which has presented two $100,000 university scholarships during the Soul Train Music Awards Red Carpet Pre-Show each year since the organization’s founding. This year, the foundation will present dozens of scholarships earmarked to send men to HBCU’s. Russell Simmons, Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jada Pinkett Smith and Faith Evans are just of the few celebrities who support the foundation’s movement (


Since moving to the Miami area, I have had the pleasure of meeting this sweet soul with an incredible voice. Inez has something special and I can’t wait to see her go far. The first time I heard this song, it hit something inside of me, I got chills…I cried (it counts even though I’m a softee anyway, haha). The ending is my favorite part. It takes me back to a time where I cant’t recall ever being yet it makes me feel like I’m there…does that makes sense? Hmmm maybe not but it takes me there and when I feel it, it makes perfect sense. I remember seeing them perform for the first time with the full band (before I had only seen Inez and her guitar), I heard the lead guitarist Jayan sing and I could only wish for more. I love that it’s so unexpected from the guy on guitar with his dread locs covering up his face letting us know he’s in the zone. Dear Jayan, sing more, thanks. I’m not going to get into how I’m soooo upset that I missed this Sofar performance seeing as how I’m in the area but I’m working on letting it go, sigh. Since then, I’m grateful to have had the Kazoots experience at The Stage, my tuesday night chill spot. Go check Kazoots out if you ever have the opportunity, you will not regret it. Support your local artists and artists in general :-) Peace, Love & Light


-Passion W.


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