Lana Michele Moorer, better known by her stage name MC Lyte, is a Grammy–nominated American rapper, DJ, actress and entrepreneur.
Considered one of the pioneers of female rap, Lyte first gained fame in the late 1980s, becoming the first solo female rapper to release a full album with 1988's critically acclaimed Lyte as a Rock. She released a total of 8 solo studio albums and an EP with Almost September.
With songs like Cha Cha Cha, Paper Thin, Ruffneck and Poor Georgie she has influenced the work of later female rap figures such as Lil Kim, Da Brat, Missy Elliott, Lauryn Hill and Eve, among others. She has also collaborated with artists like Sinéad O'Connor, Janet Jackson, Brandy, Xscape, P. Diddy, Will Smith and Beyoncé.
MC Lyte was recognized for her career with the VH-1 Hip Hop Honors and BET Hip Hop Awards "I Am Hip Hop" Icon Lifetime Achievement. Also was ranked No. 26 on their list of the 50 best MCs of our timeand No. 6 in the Greatest Rappers Ever survey organized by NME.