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Born: October 11, 1970
Biography: MC Lyte (born Lana Michelle Moorer; October 11, 1970) is an American rapper who first gained fame in the late 1980s, becoming the first solo female rapper to release a full album with 1988's critically acclaimed Lyte as a Rock. She has long been considered one of hip-hop's pioneer feminists.
Lana Michelle Moorer was born in 1970. Raised in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, she began rapping at the age of 12. She regards Milk D and DJ Giz, the hip hop duo Audio Two, as "totally like [her] brothers", because the three grew up together. Audio Two's father Nat Robinson started a label for them called First Priority. After making the label, Robinson cut a deal with Atlantic with one condition, that Lana would get a record contract with Atlantic as well. [Read MC Lyte’s full bio via Wikipedia]
Discography (Studio Albums):
Lyte as a Rock (1988) | Read More
Eyes on This (1989) | Read More
Act Like You Know (1991)
Ain't No Other (1993) | Read More
Bad As I Wanna B (1996)
Seven & Seven (1998)
Da Undaground Heat, Vol. 1 (2003)