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Females MC's have gone extinct like the dinosaurs! The original one, what like her 23rd year in the game now, is back and spittin once again. It is such a thrill to see through thick and thin Lyte has remained in the game to some capacity while so many others that have come after her came and vanished. Love or loath Lyte you have to respect her love and passion for the game after all these years in a cut throat 'what-have-you-done-for-me-lately' male dominated industry. To anyone who dosen't know Lyte was the original spit-fire female emcee before the Lil Kim's and Foxy's or Lil Mamma's. She gained noteriety through her LYRICS never submitting to any man and never taking her clothes off to get her message across. If you claim to be a TRUE hip hop fan (old or new) you must know your Hip Hop history. Mc Lyte is a history making legend, still relevant, and still LYTE AS A ROCK!! ROCK ON LYTE!!



Lyte always brings it. She never stopped...This song just proves she isnt goin anywhere. Talent, Beauty, and Longevity, Lyte!

About MC Lyte

MC Lyte was one of the first female rappers to point out the sexism and misogyny that often runs rampant in hip-hop, often taking the subject head on lyrically in her songs and helping open the door for such future artists as Queen Latifah and Missy Elliott. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Lyte began rhyming at the age of 12, which eventually led to a single, "I Cram to Understand U," which led to a recording contract with the First Priority label. MC Lyte's debut full-length, Lyte As a Rock, surfaced in 1988, while a follow-up, Eyes on This, followed a year later. Both discs are considered to be the finest of the rapper's career, especially her sophomore effort, which spawned the hit single "Cha Cha Cha" (peaking at number one on the rap charts) and the anti-violence track "Cappucino." Lyte turned to Bell Biv DeVoe's writers and producers Wolf & Epic for her third release overall, 1991's Act Like You Know, a more soul music-based work than its predecessors and in 1993, issued Ain't No Other (the album's popular single, "Ruffneck," earned a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Single and turned out to be the first gold single ever achieved by a female rap artist).

By the mid-'90s, Lyte had relocated to a new record label, Elektra/Asylum, issuing such further releases as 1996's Bad As I Wanna B, which featured a duet with Missy Elliott on the track "Cold Rock a Party," and 1998's Seven & Seven, which included further guest appearances by Elliott, as well as Giovanni Salah and LL Cool J, the latter of which produced the track "Play Girls Play." In addition to her own albums, MC Lyte has teamed with other artists from time to time, including Atlanta's Xscape on the Soul Train Award-winning "Keep on Keepin' On" (a track that also appeared on the Sunset Park soundtrack and became Lyte's second gold single), and has tried acting, appearing on several TV shows, including such comedies as Moesha and In the House, plus the crime drama New York Undercover. Lyte has also put aside time to become active in several social projects/organizations, including anti-violence campaigns, Rock the Vote, and AIDS benefits. In 2001, Rhino Records issued the 16-track career overview The Very Best of MC Lyte. Lyte then mounted a comeback in 2003 with Da Undaground Heat, Vol. 1. ~ Greg Prato

    Queens, New York, NY
  • BORN
    October 11, 1971

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