MC Lyte is an American rapper, actress, DJ, and entrepreneur who has a net worth of $8 million. She is the first solo female rapper to release a full album. Lyte is probably best known for his debut album Lyte as a Rock. Her real name is Lana Michele Moorer.
As a rock musician, Lyte has touched the heart of rock music lovers through her songs like Cha Cha Cha, Ruffneck, Paper Thin, Keep On Keepin’ On, and so on. She has released numerous studio albums, including Lyte as a Rock, Eyes on This, Act Like You Know, and so forth. The British music journalism website, NME, ranked her No.6 in the Greatest Rappers Ever survey.
As an actress, she is famous for her role in films like Train Ride, Civil Brand, Playas Ball, Sylvie’s Love, Girls Trip, and so on. She is the owner of a boutique called Shaitel, which deals with belts to sunglasses.
MC Lyte: At a Glance
|Real Name||Lana Michele Moorer|
|Date of Birth||11 October 1970|
|Birth Place||Brooklyn, New York, U.S.|
|Height||5ft 4in (1.63m)|
|Spouse||John Wyche (m. 2017)|
|Profession||Rapper, Actress, Entrepreneur|
|Net Worth||$8 million|
Lana Michele Moorer was born in Brooklyn, New York, on 11 October 1970. She grew up in this city. Lyte has two brothers. At the age of twelve, she started rapping. Sparkle was her original stage name. At 14, she started recording the music track. Lyte was associated with the famous hip-hop artist Milk Dee, Nat Robinson, and DJ Giz. Lana attended Hunter College in New York City, New York.
As mentioned, Lyte started her music career early in his life. At the age of 17, she released her maiden single I Cram to Understand U. She further appeared in music videos of her popular songs. In 1988, Lyte released her first studio album, Lyte as a Rock. She became the first female rapper to release a full album.
Since 1987, she has released eight studio albums so far. Besides, she released a collaborated album called The Almost September EP. In 1996, she won the Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video Award for her, Keep On Keepin’ On, single.
Lyte is not only a rapper but also an actress. She appeared in films like Fly by Night, A Luv Tale, Train Ride, Patt Cake$, Love to Death, Sylvie’s Love, and so forth. Besides, she appeared in many Broadway theatre plays.
Lana Michele is also an owner of a boutique that sells belts to sunglasses. She is a versatile wonder woman. She has ranked #10 in the 20 Richest Female Rappers in the world list.
MC Lyte earns $1.37 million a year. She gets revenue of $115k per month and $26k per week. Her daily income is above $3k. Lyte earns $156 per hour.
Yes, MC Lyte married the Marine Corp Veteran and entrepreneur, John Wyche, in August 2017. They married at a beach resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Nicki Minaj is the wealthiest female rapper having a net worth of $100 million. However, MC Lyte is holding the No.10 position in this list having $8 million net worth.
Sharon Green is the first female rapper. She was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, in 1962. However, Lyte is a first solo female rapper to release a full album.