MC Lyte recently teamed up with Common for her new single “Dear John.” The song has become the new anthem for her scholarship initiative #EducateOURMen sponsored by her Hip Hop Sister foundation. The scholarship program has been helping send dozens of young men of color to HBCU’s around the country for years. Her new song sheds light on the cause while inspiring the next generation of high school students to move on to the next level of education.
VIBE premiered the official visual for “Dear John,” which depicts several prominent African-American figures including Martin Luther King Jr, Frederick Douglass and plenty more. The video also puts a heavy emphasis on what it means to be a father, which is a other issue but let’s just focus on the education for now.
The single is set to be featured on the veteran femcee’s first studio album in over a decade. Look out for her new project to hit stores at the top of 2015.