Lana Michelle Moorer AKA MC Lyte is a hip hop pioneer. Lyte is the first solo female rapper to release a full length album, which was the critically acclaimed, Lyte As A Rock. She was raised in Brooklyn and began rhyming at the early of age of 12. Lyte recorded her first song, “I Cram to Understand U (Sam),” in 1986. Lyte had originally written the song in 1984. The song, about a relationship that fell apart due to the protagonist’s lover’s crack addiction, was released on First Priority Music, run by Nat Robinson the father of the members of Audio Two. Soon after, with the help of Sylvia Rhone, the label formed a distribution deal with Atlantic Records.
Lyte has released many successful albums and guest starred on many television shows. She also has a very successful voice over career(she is the voice you hear on all the EBT(
BET) Award shows. In addition to that she mentors female rapper Lil Mama. She can currently been seen on The Queen Latifah Show as the resident DJ.
MC Lyte was recently honored with the “I Am Hip-Hop Award” for her career achievements and opening doors for female rappers. She was given the award during the BET Hip Hop Awards, which will air on October 15 on BET.
Check Out One My Favorite Lyte Songs:
Happy Burfday Lyte!!