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Biografia

  • Data de nascimento

    11 Outubro 1970 (idade 46)

  • Local de nascimento

    Brooklyn, New York, New York, Estados Unidos

MC Lyte - born Lana Michele Moorer - began rapping at the age of 12 and began her career in 1986. The release of her first single, "I Cram to Understand U (Sam)", was produced by her older brothers. This song, about a lying boyfriend’s crack cocaine addiction, became a modest R&B hit and led to her recording contract with First Priority Music. Her debut album, Lyte As a Rock, was released in 1988, and featured the previously mentioned single and another rap single entitled "10% Dis"; which targeted her rival at the time, rapper Antoinette.
Her second album, Eyes on This was released in 1989. It spawned Lyte's first #1 Rap Tracks single "Cha Cha Cha" and another hit titled "Cappuccino", which is a metaphysical story weaved around a bad cappuccino experience, he song's video was directed by Ric Menello, who also helmed the The Beastie Boys's, "Fight for Your Right" music video.
Lyte turned to producers Wolf & Epic (of Bell Biv Devoe fame) for her third release, 1991's Act Like You Know, which spawned another #1 Rap Track titled "Poor Georgie" and two smaller hits "When in Love" and "Eyes are the Soul". In 1993, she released the album Ain't No Other. The album spawned yet another #1 Rap Track, "Ruffneck", which earned her a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Single and was the first ever gold single by a solo female rap artist (Salt-N-Pepa had had several gold and platinum singles earlier). Another minor single titled "I Go On" also came from this album.
Then she signed Elektra/Asylum and issuing released 1996's Bad As I Wanna B, which featured a duet with Missy Elliott on the track "Cold Rock a Party," which became another #1 Rap Track for her, and reached #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.This would be her only album certfied at least gold in the US (selling at least 500,000 copies). She contributed to the Sunset Park soundtrack with "Keep On, Keepin' On", which was her biggest pop hit, reaching #10 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2001, Rhino Entertainment released The Very Best of MC Lyte. The artist mounted a comeback in 2003 with Da Undaground Heat, Vol. 1 with production team Maad Funk.
In 2003 MC Lyte released her first ialbum on her own label, SGI/CMM, along with manager/partner Fred Crawford. The album, entitled "Da Underground Heat Vol. 1 hosted by Jamie Foxx", went on to garner her yet another Grammy nomination and Bet Award nomination as well, although it failed to go gold. The leading single, "Ride With Me", became the title track for a show called HOLLA hosted by Cheryl Underwood and also became one of the title songs for EA Sports NBA video game of 2003. The song also appeared in a popular LL COOL J feature entitled "Deliver us from Eva".

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