The legendary MC Lyte was born on this day in 1970

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MC Lyte arrives at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 25, 2023, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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Born Lana Michele Moorer, MC Lyte’s impact on hip-hop and culture is immeasurable. As one of the pioneering female MCs, she shattered gender stereotypes and paved the way for women in hip-hop.

Known for her exceptional lyrical prowess, MC Lyte’s songs, such as “Lyte as a Rock,” “Paper Thin,” and “Ruffneck,” became anthems of empowerment and self-assuredness, transcending the music industry.

Her influential work, coupled with her commitment to education and community engagement, has solidified her status as a cultural icon who continues to inspire artists and fans alike.


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