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She began her rapping career with her first single, I Cram to Understand U (Sam), which became an underground hit. It was due to the popularity of her single she got noticed by the First Priority label and signed with them to be her record label. She released her first album under a record label, Lyte as a Rock, in 1988. She released her next album, Eyes on This the following year, which featured the #1 single Cha Cha Cha. She then released Act Like You Know in 1991 and Ain't No Other in 1993, the latter giving her a Grammy award nomination and also featured the gold single Ruffneck. After Ain't No Other she took a break from the music world to focus on her organization, Dupe The Moon Productions. When she returned to the music world she decided to switch record labels, signing with Elektra/Asylum. She then made the album Bad as I Wanna B, which featured the gold single Cold Rock a Party, which was a duet with Missy Elliott. Her next album, Seven by Seven, was not as well received as her previous albums, and Lyte decided to part ways with Elektra/Asylum.
Acting and return to music
Lyte took another hiatus from the music world by deciding to focus on an acting career, appearing on such shows as New York Undercover, Moesha, For Your Love, as a judge on Star Search and also providing her voice for commercials. In 2003 she returned to the music world by signing with record label iMusic and releasing a new album, Da Unaground Heat Vol. 1. Her latest album is Back to Lyte, which was released in 2006. On Regular Show, she provided the voice of Demel-Ishun in "Rap It Up", under the pseudonym Lana Michele Maourer, which is very similar to her real name.
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Outside of music she also owns and has served for the following companies: an Executive Vice President of Music Division for DuBose Entertainment from 2008 to 2012, President for the LA Chapter of the Grammy Organization from 2011 to 2013, has served as President and CEO of Sunni Gyrl, Inc. since 1997 and is the founder and CEO of Hip Hop Sisters since 2006. Lyte also supports AIDS research. She is also a vegan and a feminist. Her father is Nat Robinson, a music executive, and she also has two brothers: DJ Gizmo Dee and Milk, who are both musicians. She resides in Los Angeles, California.
- Wikipedia article on MC Lyte
- MC Lyte's official website
- MC Lyte's Facebook
- MC Lyte's Instagram
- MC Lyte's Myspace
- MC Lyte's Twitter
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 http://www.nndb.com/people/157/000046019/
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 https://www.facebook.com/lyteislove
- ↑ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/mc-lyte-mn0000220590/biography
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 https://www.linkedin.com/pub/mc-lyte/34/6a1/192
- ↑ http://www.mclytenow.com/entertainer/
- ↑ http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/mc-lyte-25-things-you-dont-know-about-me--20131410
- ↑ http://archives.citypaper.net/articles/100396/article016.shtml?print=1