The songwriter, DJ, model, actress, motivational speaker and entrepreneur “MC Lyte” turns 51 on Monday.
Happy Birthday MC Lyte
Today, Oct. 11, is the birthday of pioneering legendary rapper Lana Michelle Moorer, better known as MC Lyte! She is now 51.
The Brooklyn veteran made history when she became the first solo female rapper to release an album with the 1988 classic Lyte As A Rock. Over the years, Lyte has enjoyed one of hip-hop's most celebrated careers releasing albums and acting on many television shows. Lyte branched out into acting and hosting by appearing on shows like In Living Color, Moesha and New York Undercover, making cameos as herself and portraying characters.
Lyte was the first female rapper signed to a major label at the age of 17. Mc Lyte’s 1988 debut album “Lyte as a Rock” was the first hip-hop album by a solo female rapper. MC Lyte was also the first female rapper to receive a gold single with her 1993 record “Ruffneck” selling over 500,000 copies. The song was the lead single from her fourth studio album, Ain’t No Other (1993).
Happy Birthday, MC Lyte!
For more from MC Lyte, be sure to peep her classics below.