MC Lyte

1971
MC Lyte
MC Lyte, or Lana Michele Moore, was born in Brooklyn, New York on October 11, 1971.
1986
I Cram to Understand U
Lyte recorded her first song "I Cram to Understand U (Sam)," which led to her signing with Atlantic Records.
1988
Lyte as a Rock
MC Lyte becomes the first female solo rapper to release a full album with Lyte as a Rock.
1989
Eyes on This
Lyte releases her sophomore effort, Eyes on This, featuring singles "Cha Cha Cha" and "Cappuccino."
1991
Act Like You Know
The album Act Like You Know is released, and is acclaimed for its new jack swing sound and the hit "Poor Georgie."
1993
Ruffneck
Ain't No Other becomes Lyte's first album to go gold. She also stars in a movie titled Fly by Night. Her song “Ruffneck,” was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap Single making her the first female solo rapper to be nominated for a Grammy
1996
Bad As I Wanna Be
Lyte's album Bad as I Wanna B, released on East West Records, features up and coming rapper Missy Elliott, as well as major producers Sean Combs and Jermaine Dupri.
1997
Sunny Girl Inc
Launches a global entertainment firm, Sunny Girl, Inc., that specializes in artist management and development, consulting, and creative and production services.
1998
Seven and Seven
Lyte's album Seven & Seven is less successful, and she leaves East West Records.
2003
Da Underground Heat
The Underground Heat is recorded independently, and the single "Ride Wit Me" is nominated for a Grammy and a BET Award. MC Lyte also plays a role in the movie Player's Ball.
2005
Half & Half
Lands a recurring role in the UPN sitcom "Half & Half."
2006
Just My Take
MC Lyte performs on the Ebony Black Family Reunion Tour, and releases her first self-published literary work "Just My Take," a book of words of inspiration and poetry for today's Hip-hop generation. MC Lyte also becomes the first female solo rapper to be honored on VH1’s Hip Hop Honors annual award show.
2011
MC Lyte - first African American female president of the LA Chapter of the Recording Academy
She becomes the first African American female president of the LA Chapter of the Recording Academy, aka the Grammy organization.
2013
MC Lyte
Receives a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2013 Hip Hop Inaugural Ball, as well as the BET “I Am Hip Hop” Icon Lifetime Achievement Award.