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Love & Hip Hop Creator Kicks Off Rock the Mic

Mona Scott-Young will take stage at North Carolina Central University for the 2017-18 Rock the Mic Lecture Series and share her secrets on reality TV show success, Wednesday, Sept.. 13, 7 p.m. in the B.N. Duke Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 and event is free and open to the public.
Scott-Young, the CEO of Monami Entertainment, is best known as the executive producer of VH1’s reality television franchise Love & Hip Hop. She began her career as a talent manager in the music industry and helped launch and revitalize the careers for several hip hop and R&B artists, such as Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, 50 Cent, Mariah Carey and Missy Elliott, who she currently manages.
In 2006, Scott-Young joined VH1 to develop a reality television series about rapper Jim Jones, which grew into the first Love & Hip Hop show. Its popularity grew quickly and led to the launching of spin-offs that included Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, K. Michelle: My Life, Leave it to Stevie, and more.
“We are pleased to welcome Ms. Young and know that she will bring a level of excitement to our students and audience,” said Orok Orok, lecture series coordinator and executive director for Student Engagement and Leadership. 
In its third year, The Rock the Mic Lecture Series was developed to bring some of the nation’s top thought-leaders to NCCU to engage students in relevant topics on education, entertainment, politics and social justice. This year’s series is held in collaboration with the University’s Lyceum Series.
Other speakers for the 2017-18 Rock the Mic Lecture Series include:
November 8: Phylicia Rashad, actress, singer and stage director. A Lyceum Series collaboration.
January 16: MLK Edition (speaker to be announced).
February 21: Symone Sanders, democratic strategist and political commentator. Sponsored by Lyceum Series.
March 1: Zane, New York Times best-selling author and publisher. A Lyceum Series collaboration.
The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Student Engagement and Leadership at (919) 530-5436.
Published: Wednesday, September 06, 2017
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