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Synonyms for emcee

a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers)

act as a master of ceremonies

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Unfortunately, in Kenya most emcees do not take it seriously.Rap is not about beef.
Here, emcees engage in lyrical, poetic battles in front of a live energetic audience.
Val Hoyle will be keynote speaker, Dallas Boggs will be emcee; presentation of awards to African-American high school seniors for academic excellence; www.naacplanecounty.org or webadmin@naacplanecounty.org.
This sentiment is represented in the differentiation between emcees and rappers among hip hop activists and scholars such as American hip hop legend KRS-One.
Some of the best emcees out there today are Native, might I add.
Iranian-American emcee Yashar Zadeh, who goes by the rap name of Yak Ballz and his Israeli-American cohort, Rami Even-Esh, whose rap name is Kosha Dillz, are two rappers making a name for themselves through their conscious lyrics and their efforts at battling stereotypes.
Lloyd Gyles, a 19-year-old, of Red House Crescent, is one of the area's best-known emcees.
Mercury Prize winning Emcee and producer Dizzie is setting the music world alight.
In keeping with the festival's multigenerational vision, the female emcee summit "Beyond the Bling" hosted by hip-hop artist Toni Blackman will light up the 7 Stages Theater in the artsy Little Five Points neighborhood.
I would set up a challenge for all the best emcees and have it be real creative, not regular topics.
"I had an executive at a major label who's been responsible for a lot of successful hip-hop artists tell me that he thought Caushun was one of the most talented emcees he'd ever heard," says Matias, who has produced hits for Toni Braxton, Pink, Angie Stone, and Outkast.
Comic bits were supplied by emcees David Dorfman and David Neumann (filling in for Dan Froot, who was in Los Angeles awaiting the birth of twins).
Dennis James, one of television's first emcees and the host of many hit variety shows and gameshows, including "The Price Is Right" and "Name That Tune," died of cancer June 3 at his desert home.
Abra, or Raymond Abracosa in real life, is among the pioneer battle emcees in FlipTop.
The club opens its stage every week to poets, singers and aspiring emcees. The Mental Graffiti reading was originally hosted and organized by bartender/slam coach/Web designer/writer Krystal Ashe and underground emcee and DJ Anacron.