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Lana Michele Moorer was born on the 11th October 1970, in Brooklyn, New York City USA. She is a hip hop artist better known under the nickname MC Lyte. She was the first solo female rapper, who released the studio album “Lyte as a Rock” (1988). She was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by BET during the Hip Hop Inaugural Ball in 2013. MC Lyte has been accumulating her net worth being active in the music industry since 1986.

So just how rich is this lady? The female pioneer of hip hop, MC Lyte, is known to possess an estimated net worth of $8 million.

To begin with, MC Lyte started rapping being 12 years old. In 1984, she created the song “I Cram to Understand U (Sam)” which was released a few years later. Soon afterwards, MC Lyte signed a contract with Atlantic Records which was a great base for her burgeoning career. MC Lyte then released her debut album “Lyte as a Rock” in 1988, which was listed as one of the 100 Best Rap Albums by The Source, though it peaked only in 50th position on the Billboard R&B albums Top 100. A year later, the rapper released her second studio album “Eyes on This” which peaked in 8th position on the above mentioned chart, the highest position reached by MC Lyte’s studio albums. The following albums peaked at 14th – “Act Like You Know” (1991),16th – “Ain’t No Other” (1993), 11th – “Bad As I Wanna B” (1996), 71st – “Seven & Seven” (1998) and 95th “Da Undaground Heat, Vol. 1” (2003). All these releases contributed significantly to MC Lyte’s net worth.

MC Lyte Net Worth $8 Million

However, it should be noted that two singles “Ruffneck” (1993) and “Ride Wit Me” (2003) were nominated for Grammy Awards in the category of the Best Rap Performance – Solo. More, she has been nominated for three music videos awards, one of which she won. “You Want This” (1995) video with Janet Jackson was nominated for the Soul Train Lady of Soul Music Award as the Music Video of the Year, “I Wanna Be Down” (1995) video featuring Brandy, Yo-Yo and Queen Latifah was nominated for the MTV Video Music Award as the Best Rap Video, and “Keep On, Keepin’ On” (1996) video with Xscape won the Soul Train Lady of Soul Music Award as the Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video. Of course, all these mentioned musical pieces have added financially to the total size of MC Lyte’s net worth.

More, MC Lyte founded the global entertainment company named Sunny Gyrl Inc. in 1997. It focuses on management and the development of artists as well as production. Currently, she serves as the CEO of the above mentioned company. From 2011 to 2013 she held the position of the President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Recording Academy, the institution that nominates and awards the Grammies. In addition to this, she has launched a boutique called Shaitel in Los Angeles. All the above mentioned engagements have also increased the net worth of MC Lyte.

Concerning her private life, MC Lyte claims to be single – in fact rumours have spread that she might be gay, although MC Lyte neither confirms nor denies the rumours, quoting the well known proverb “Never say never”.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Celebration of American Creativity: In Performance at the White House 2016 TV Series
Centric Celebrates Selma: 50th Anniversary Music Special 2015 TV Movie
MC Lyte ft. Lil Mama & AV: Ball 2014 Video short Performer
The Dempsey Sisters 2013 Taylor Powell
Regular Show in Space 2011 TV Series Demel-ishun
Half & Half 2004-2006 TV Series Kai Owens
Da Jammies 2006 Video short Syrin (voice)
Strong Medicine 2003 TV Series Nikki
Playas Ball 2003 Laquinta (as Lana 'MC Lyte' Moorer)
Platinum 2003 TV Series Camiile Fareal
Holla 2002 TV Series Guest
Civil Brand 2002 Sgt. Cervantes
For Your Love 1998-2002 TV Series Lana
The District 2002 TV Series Karla
Train Ride 2000 Katrina Daniels
Get Real 1999 TV Series Beth Hunter
A Luv Tale 1999 Aklia
In the House 1998 TV Series LuLu
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn 1997 Sista Tu Lumumba
New York Undercover 1995 TV Series Female Rapper
Fly by Night 1992 Akusa

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rap Critic Reviews 2014 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
21 & Over 2013 writer: "Jukebox" - as L. Moorer
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap 2012 Documentary performer: "Cold Rock A Party", "My Story" / writer: "Cold Rock A Party" - as Lana Moorer / writer: "My Story"
10 Years 2011 writer: "Jukebox" - as L. Moorer
Limitless 2011/I writer: "Jukebox" - as L. Moorer
Dance Central 2010 Video Game publisher: "Rump Shaker" / writer: "Rump Shaker"
Cold Case 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Hills 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Entourage 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008 Video Game performer: "Cha Cha Cha"
The Fighting Temptations 2003 as Lana Moorer, "Fighting Temptation" / performer: "Fighting Temptation"
Anne B. Real 2003 performer: "Boy Like That"
Deliver Us from Eva 2003 performer: "Ride Wit Me" / writer: "Ride Wit Me"
Blue Crush 2002 writer: "Jam For The Ladies"
Civil Brand 2002 performer: "All We Want", "Illegal Penetration", "Death", "Angel Dust" / writer: "All We Want", "Illegal Penetration", "Angel Dust" - as Lana Moorer
Liberté-Oléron 2001 performer: "Jammin'"
Love & Basketball 2000 performer: "Lyte As A Rock" / writer: "Lyte As A Rock"
Woo 1998 performer: "Woo Woo Party Tonight" - as M.C. Lyte / writer: "Woo Woo Party Tonight" - as Lana Moorer
Caught Up 1998 "I Like" / performer: "I Like" / writer: "I Like" - as Lana Moorer
All That 1997 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dangerous Ground 1997 performer: "Keep On Pushin'"
New York Undercover 1997 TV Series 1 episode
Sunset Park 1996 performer: "Keep On Keepin' On" / writer: "Keep On Keepin' On"
Amongst Friends 1993 performer: "Brooklyn"
Mo' Money 1992 performer: "Ice Cream Dream" - as MCLyte / writer: "Ice Cream Dream" - as MCLyte

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
BET Awards 2013 2013 TV Special announcer
2012 Soul Train Awards 2012 TV Special presenter
BET Awards 2012 2012 TV Special announcer
BET Awards 2011 2011 TV Special announcer
BET Awards 2010 2010 TV Special announcer
BET Awards 2009 2009 TV Special announcer
BET Awards 2008 2008 TV Special announcer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Be Inspired: The Life of Heavy D 2012 Documentary short co-producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WGN Morning News 2016 TV Series Herself - Performer
2015 Soul Train Awards 2015 TV Movie Herself
Steve Harvey 2015 TV Series Herself
The Comedy Underground Series, Vol. 4 2015 TV Movie Herself - DJ
Unsung 2011-2015 TV Series documentary Herself / Himself
The Comedy Underground Series, Vol. 3 2015 TV Movie Herself - DJ
Sisterhood of Hip Hop 2015 TV Series Herself
BET Awards 2015 2015 TV Movie Herself - Announcer
Hustlers Convention 2015 Documentary Herself
Black Girls Rock! 2015 TV Movie Herself
The Real 2015 TV Series Herself
2014 Soul Train Awards 2014 TV Movie Herself - Announcer
BET Awards 2014 2014 TV Special Herself - Announcer
Exhale 2014 TV Series Herself
The Message 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself(2014)
The Queen Latifah Show 2013-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
American Music Awards 2013 2013 TV Special Herself
2013 Soul Train Awards 2013 TV Special Herself
2013 BET Hip Hop Awards 2013 TV Special Herself
The Arsenio Hall Show 2013 TV Series Herself - Muscial Guest
BET Awards 2013 2013 TV Special Herself - Announcer
2012 Soul Train Awards 2012 TV Special Herself
BAD25: The Short Films of Michael Jackson 2012 TV Movie Herself
BET Awards 2012 2012 TV Special Herself - Announcer
Be Inspired: The Life of Heavy D 2012 Documentary short Herself
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap 2012 Documentary Herself
Diary of a Decade: The Story of a Movement 2012 Documentary Herself
American Revolutionaries: DMC 2011 TV Movie Herself
BET Awards 2011 2011 TV Special Herself - Announcer
Lopez Tonight 2011 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Business as Usual: The Exploitation of Hip Hop 2011 Documentary
VH1 Divas Salute the Troops 2010 TV Movie Herself - Performer
My Mic Sounds Nice: The Truth About Women in Hip Hop 2010 TV Movie documentary Herself
BET Awards 2010 2010 TV Special Herself - Announcer
The Mo'Nique Show 2010 TV Series Herself
The BET Honors 2009 TV Movie Herself
What Ever Happened to Hip Hop? 2009 Documentary Herself
BET Awards 2009 2009 TV Special Herself - Announcer
Black to the Future 2009 TV Series Herself
Say My Name 2009/I Documentary
Life on the Road with Mr. and Mrs. Brown 2009 Documentary Herself
BET News 2008 TV Series Herself
BET Hip Hop Awards 2008 2008 TV Special Herself
5th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2008 TV Movie Herself
Just In with Laura Ingraham 2008 TV Series Herself
Hip Hop vs. America II: Where Did the Love Go? 2008 TV Movie Herself - Host
BET Awards 2008 2008 TV Special Herself - Announcer
The Boot 2008 TV Series Herself - Host
Parallel Paths 2007 TV Series Herself (2007)
Celebrity Rap Superstar 2007 TV Series Herself
The Good, the Bad and the Bling 2007 Documentary Herself
Hip Hop Life 2007 Video Herself
BET Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Herself
Bring That Year Back 2006: Laugh Now, Cry Later 2006 TV Movie Himself
Ali Rap 2006 TV Movie Herself
3rd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors 2006 TV Movie Herself - Honoree
The Drug Years 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Made You Look: Top 25 Moments of BET History 2005 TV Special documentary Herself
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List 2005 TV Series Herself
Live 8 2005 TV Special documentary Herself
Love Lounge 2005 TV Series Herself
Letter to the President 2005 Video documentary Herself - Recording Artist
Ego Trip's Race-O-Rama 2005 TV Series documentary Herself
Black in the 80s 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
There's a God on the Mic 2005 Documentary Herself
The Art of 16 Bars: Get Ya' Bars Up 2005 Video documentary Herself
My Coolest Years 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself - 'B-Boys & B-Girls'
My Wife and Kids 2004 TV Series Herself
Hip-Hop Honors 2004 TV Special Herself - Host
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
From Janet. To Damita Jo: The Videos 2004 Video documentary Herself (segment "You Want This")
Female American Rap Stars 2004 Video Herself
Def Poetry 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
4th Annual BET Awards 2004 TV Special Herself
I Wanna Thank My Mama: The BET Awards*04 Nomination Special 2004 TV Movie documentary Nominee Commentator
Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
Essence Awards 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
I Love the '80s Strikes Back 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Hip Hop Babylon 2 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
Soul Train 1992-2003 TV Series documentary Herself / Guest
The 17th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2003 TV Special Herself
2nd Annual BET Awards 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
The It Factor 2002 TV Series
42nd Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration 2001 TV Movie Herself
The Lyricist Lounge Show 2000 TV Series Herself (2000)
Cousin Skeeter 1998 TV Series Herself
All That 1997 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
3rd Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 1997 TV Special Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997 TV Series Herself
Moesha 1996 TV Series Herself
New York Undercover 1996 TV Series Herself
The 9th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1995 TV Special Herself - Performer
In the Mix 1994 TV Series Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1993 TV Series Herself
Sesame Street 1992 TV Series Herself
Sisters in the Name of Rap 1992 TV Movie Herself
In Living Color 1992 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
NBA All-Star Stay in School Jam 1992 TV Movie Himself
Unplugged 1991 TV Series documentary Herself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1990-1991 TV Series Herself
The Marsha Warfield Show 1990 TV Series Herself
Star Search 1983 TV Series Judge (2004)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Solo Performance - Female For the song "Ride Wit Me."


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#Fact
1 Made a song with Beyonce Knowles, Missy Elliott and Free called "Fighting Temptations".
2 Honorary member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.
3 Lyte has also received a Billboard Artist of the Year Award, been nominated for a Grammy and after having two nominations, won a Soul Train Award (for Video of the Year). *
4 She has received two RIAA certified Gold singles and a Platinum single.
5 MC Lyte was the first female Hip Hop artist to receive a Gold record (certifying over 500,000 units sold).


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