Misa Hylton has always been a prevalent, yet private presence in Hip-Hop. Now, with nearly three decades of influence under her belt, the legendary fashion stylist is ready to reveal the wild ride that is her life story and legendary career.
In the second segment of Women in Hip-Hop hosted by Jazzie Belle, Hylton details the organic beginnings of her career, being ushered into the industry through her relationship with her then-boyfriend and rising star A&R, Sean “Puffy” Combs while getting her feet wet in fashion styling. Being in “the right place at the right time” garnered the Mount Vernon, New York native opportunities to dress artists like Jodeci, Mary J. Blige, and Lil Kim, and connected her with late music mogul Andre Harrell, who pushed her to prove her passion and build belief in her innovative style decisions.
Despite her early rise to success, Hylton reveals that there were definitely challenges she had to overcome as a woman in the industry: starting young in the industry (only 17 years old at the time of her first gig), learning the ins and outs of entrepreneurship and financial management as she went along, and facing marginalization as a “hip-hop stylist” among her high-fashion peers.
Watch our sit-down interview above where Misa Hylton drops many gems and tells her story.