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    • MC Lyte - LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Rapper MC Lyte attends the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
    • MC Lyte - LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Rapper MC Lyte attends the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
    • MC Lyte - LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: MC Lyte attends the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
    • MC Lyte - LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Rapper MC Lyte attends the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
    • MC Lyte - LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Rapper MC Lyte attends the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
    • MC Lyte - LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: MC Lyte attends the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
    • MC Lyte - LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Rapper MC Lyte attends the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
    • MC Lyte - LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Rapper MC Lyte attends the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
    • MC Lyte - LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Rapper MC Lyte attends the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
    • MC Lyte - LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Rapper MC Lyte attends the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
    • MC Lyte - LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: MC Lyte attends the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
    • MC Lyte - LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Musician MC Lyte attends the 2013 American Music Awards Radio Room at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
    • MC Lyte - WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 11: MC Lyte and Christian Robinson speak onstage at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 25th Awards Gala on November 11, 2013 in Washington City.
    • MC Lyte - WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 11: MC Lyte speaks onstage at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 25th Awards Gala on November 11, 2013 in Washington City.
    • MC Lyte - WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 11: MC Lyte attends the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 25th Awards Gala on November 11, 2013 in Washington City.
    • MC Lyte - WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 11: MC Lyte attends the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 25th Awards Gala on November 11, 2013 in Washington City.
    • MC Lyte - WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 11: MC Lyte speaks onstage at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 25th Awards Gala on November 11, 2013 in Washington City.
    • MC Lyte - WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 11: MC Lyte attends the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 25th Awards Gala on November 11, 2013 in Washington City.
    • MC Lyte - WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 11: MC Lyte attends the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 25th Awards Gala on November 11, 2013 in Washington City.
    • MC Lyte - WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 11: MC Lyte attends the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 25th Awards Gala on November 11, 2013 in Washington City.
    MC Lyte was one of the first female rappers to point out the sexism and misogyny that often runs rampant in hip-hop, often taking the subject head on lyrically in her songs and helping open the door for such future artists as Queen Latifah and Missy Elliott. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Lyte began rhyming at the age of 12, which eventually led to a single, "I Cram to Understand U," which led ...more


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