Alexis “Lex Dime” Forth
Recording Artist/Songwriter, Activist, Speaker
A Jersey girl by birth, but a Philadelphia native at heart. Born on October 29th,1985 in an era when hip-hop was making its way into mainstream. Hip Hop is what you are going to get from Lex Dime as she wrecks the microphone with her lyrics and rhymes that will have you bopping to the beat and feeling enlightened at the same time. Her creative lyrical patterns and the power behind her voice will have you standing at attention. Mrs. Forth has received the stamp of approval when the legendary woman of hip-hop, MC Lyte gave her praise when she said, “Lex Dime is one of the finest MC’s on the face of the planet. She is giving it to you real. Please acknowledge that she has arrived”.
The love of hip-hop is what kept Lex Dime in the studio instead of being swallowed up by the streets. The love of hip-hop is what laid the foundation for her to be the voice to many “Lost Girls” in her community. It’s what enables her to create The Lost Girls Campaign for young women to be reminded that they are Beautiful, Powerful and Worthy. Lex Dime is allowing her art of storytelling and inspiring workshops to be the vehicle to drive the young women in distress on the road to reviving the woman within to rise. Lex Dime and The Lost Girls Campaign has made its appearances throughout the Philadelphia school system and her official Music Video on YouTube, Lost Girls, featuring Suzann Christine has reached over 120K views and counting, and it has been widely known to have made an impact on young women around the world. The Lost Girls record has been spinning with DJ Amir “Boom Philly” 103.9 FM who introduced Lex on radio as the Greatest Story Teller of Our Time”. Lex Dime feels that as an artist, your message must be powerful. Many people create movements around an album, but she wants to create it around a song that would have several layers to it.
Mrs. Forth has matriculated her studies at Livingstone College located in Salisbury, North Carolina where she has earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration in 2009. On March 4 2007, she was initiated into the Alpha Xi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated at Livingstone College. Even in college, she would always participate in numerous student activities events to display her lyricist abilities. She took up the mantle of HIV/AIDS awareness and became an advocate and educator on the subject, while creating a song titled “Take Control” Lex Dime continues to use her music as a product of influence and encouragement.
Lex Dime has had the opportunity of performing at the very first Black Girls Rock event alongside her mentor MC Lyte. With the distribution of five mix tapes: Paragon”, “Paragon Fullyloaded”, hosted by DJ Diamond Kutz; “Back to the Future: 80’s Baby”, hosted by West Philly’s own DJ Aktive, whom Lex credits as a very instrumental person in her career, “Str8 Dime”, hosted by the Hip Hop Legend, MC Lyte and “Tester”, hosted by BBinc Choc 215 Real Exposure Show. All Mix Tapes have been sold out. In 2016 Lex released her first mainsteam single “Heavy” which is available on all music platforms. She has been featured in the July 2017 Issue of Bronze Magazine. Featured on Philly Heart of the City radio with Malik L. Boyd; Talk to Me Tuesday podcast with Jocelyn; PQ Radio 1 with the Purple Queen, The Morning Break show with Heaven Ms. Boss; What’s your Point of View TV Show with Amanda Has Joy; HiiPower Radio Show with DJ Nitro; Industry High NYC party-101.9 radio with Jess Perez and many more. You can find a host of Lex Dime music on YouTube by subscribing to her Lex Dime channel. Her music can also be heard on Sound Cloud, iTunes, Tidal, Pandora and Google Play. With her empowering book “Thank You for your Story” New Single “Mommy Wake Up” featuring Deja Blue and T.A.K.E.N EP executive produced by Grammy Award Winning Carvin Haggins, there is more to this woman in hip-hop phenomena; be a part of the movement and let’s promote the art of storytelling.
Alexis “Lex Dime” Forth when asked about the campaign theme song "LOST GIRLS"
I wrote this record to put focus on the hard truth of things happening to young women everyday and the fact that we can't just sit back and allow this to keep happening. My goal for the song is to open up dialogue about these serious issues so that girls who have experienced these situations will understand that they are not alone. Back in the day, it wasn’t cool to speak on issues you’ve gone through, but I learned from holding it all in, you carry that burden with you your whole life.