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Rap News Network
12/5/2003 12:46:11 PM
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The Recording Academy announced today the nomination of legendary Hip-Hop artists MC Lyte in the category of Best Female Rap Solo Performance for the 46th Annual GRAMMY Awards. MC Lyte is nominated for the song “Ride Wit Me” from her latest album Da Underground Heat Vol. 1.
Paving the way for female emcees such as Little Kim, Foxy Brown and Missy, MC Lyte continues her mission of success, "I am crazy excited about this nomination. My first nomination was in 1993 with all male artists in the category, and look how far we have come; A category just for the female MC’s. Female MC’s rule,” an excited MC Lyte explained. The legendary female emcee has been breaking ground since 1988 with her First release, “Lyte As A Rock,” followed by “Eyes On This” in 1989, “Act Like You Know” in 1991, and then made history as the 1st female rapper to have a Gold single with “Ruffneck” off of her fourth album, “Ain’t No Other” in 1993, but, it didn’t stop there for the 5’4” mic femme fatale. Lyte would go onto to release two more albums, “Bad As I Wanna Be” (1996), and “Seven & Seven” (1998) before dropping off her latest “Lytro Underground Heat.
Named The 1st Lady of Def Squad, MC Lyte reigns supreme. With a budding acting career, you can find Lyte in movies such as “Civil Brand” starring Mos Def, DaBrat, N’Bushe Wright and many others and “Playa’s Ball” starring Allen Payne and Elise Neal. The legend lives.
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