MC Lyte is an American rapper who became famous as she was the first solo female rapper to release a full studio album. She has been considered one of hip-hop’s pioneer feminist. To know more about MC Lyte and her net worth in 2018, keep reading the following article.
MC Lyte’s Early Life
Lana Michelle Moorer, commonly by her stage name “MC Lyte” was born on October 11, 1970, in Brooklyn, New York. There is no information about her parents or any other family members. She grew up in Brooklyn, where there is a rich culture of hip-hop and rap music.
Lana did her schooling from Brooklyn but was never interested in studies. Somehow, she managed to graduate from high school. She grew up with Mike D and DJ Giz, who were her brother and best friends, who taught her how to rap. She never went to college, as she wanted to pursue a career in music.
Speaking of Lana’s dating life, there are no records of her dating from life before fame. Currently, she is married to John Wyche, a Marine Corp Veteran, and entrepreneur. The couple met each other on a dating website called ‘Match.com’. After exchanging information online, the duo decided to meet in person. It was a love at first for Lana and soon, they started going out. The couple dated almost for a year before tying a know in Brooklyn last year.
MC Lyte’s Career, Awards & Achievement
Lana began rapping when she was hardly twelve years old. It was the hip-hop duo Audio Two (Mike D and DJ Giz) who made a deal with the Atlantic, they will sign with Atlantic only if Lana gets a contract. Soon, Lana started her music career with a stage name called ‘Sparkle’ at the age of fourteen.
Initially, Lana struggled a lot with her songwriting and music and took almost two years to record her first track. After that, there was no turning back for her, as she started to gain experience and got hang of the hip-hop and rap world. Soon, she released her first studio album called ‘Lyte as a Rock’. She took many sleepless years to write those tracks and it was worth it. The album became very famous and she received a much-needed attention from the music lovers.
Lana’s next two albums were notable too and she received a lot of appreciation for her hard work. Her fourth album ‘Ain’t No other’ was a super hit among the fans, which became her first album to reach the gold status. In total, she has released five studio albums so far and all did very well. Lana also gave a title track for the video game ‘NBA Live 2005’ by EA Sports.
Lana has been featured in numerous television series as herself, including ‘MTV Unplugged’, ‘In Living Color’, ‘Cousin Skeeter’, ‘Moesha’, etc. She has also appeared on the TV shows like ‘Get Real’, ‘In the House’, Half & Half’, ‘The District’, etc. Besides this, she has been part of several documentaries and appeared as a guest artist in few movies.
Lana has her own boutique in Los Angeles which specialises in accessories from belts to sunglasses. She also loves being a DJ and has performed for Michael Jordan at his 50th Birthday party.
Awards & Achievements
Lana has been nominated on numerous occasion for her successful career in the hip-hop and rap music. She has been nominated for Grammy and her biggest achievement would be being one of the honoured artists on Vh1’s annual award show ‘Hip Hop Honors’.
Net Worth of MC Lyte
The estimated net worth of MC Lyte is approximately $10 million. Her main source of income has been her earning from her hip-hop and rap music. Also, she earns quite a hefty income from her other business ventures.
MC Lyte truly made a history by becoming the first female solo rapper to come up a studio album. Of course, her brothers helped her initially, but then she was on her own and made it large, by sheer dedication and hard work. She is a multi-talented lady who made her mark in acting too. Currently, she married and enjoying her life to fullest with her husband.