Lana Michelle Moorer is popularly known as MC Lyte to all the rap music fans. She is attributed as one of the first female rap artists of the ’80s. Apart from a great musical career, Michelle has also tried her luck in several other ventures such as acting, running a business, and public speaking amongst several other fields. With her career lasting for 30 years and still counting, she is considered one of the longest standing artists with active involvement in the field.
Facts about MC LYTE:
- Her original stage name was Sparkle
- Her debut single came out when she was 16 years old, but she had written this song when she was 14 and had to wait two years before she could release it.
- She won the Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video in 1996 for her song ‘Keep on Keepin’ on’.
- She has also been nominated for various categories.
- She was also nominated for the grammy awards.
Childhood and early life:
MC Lyte was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. Her singing career started when she was 16 and released her album. But she had been rapping at smaller stages since she was 12 years old. She started off her career under the stage name ‘Sparkle’ which she later changed to MC Lyte. Her album ‘Eyes on this’, released in 1989 is widely recognized and often referred to as a rap classic. She also became the first rap artist to perform at the Carnegie Hall. She even published a song in association with Boogie Down Productions, Public Enemy, and Heavy D among several other artists to demonstrate her support for hip hop artists and African-American communities suffering from acts of violence.
She was rumoured to be dating a Veteran and an entrepreneur by the name of John Wyche. She claimed to meet him on match.com. The couple got engaged in 2017 and following it, got married in August of 2017. It was a small ceremony held in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Three years after her marriage, in 2020 she filed for a divorce. She is currently evaluated at about $8 million.