What does “MC” (Emcee) stand for and mean?

What does “MC” mean in Hip-Hop/Rap and What does “MC” stand for?

The term and acronym “MC” (also spelled Emcee or M.C.) is a noun, which was popularized in New York during the ’70s to distinguish the person in control of the microphone rapping over beats provided by the DJ.

MC (Emcee) means master of ceremonies or mic controller.

An MC (Emcee) is an alternative title for a rapper.

Rappers with MC in their artist name includes; Run-D.M.C, MC Ren, MC Hammer, MC Lyte, Young MC, MC Shan, MC Eiht, MC breed and plenty more.

The term “MC” has been used by Jay-Z, Wu-Tang Clan, The Notorious B.I.G., Ice Cube, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Big Sean, Stormzy, and many more rappers.

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