5 FIRSTS OF MC LYTE

How well do you really know MC Lyte? Yeah, we bet you remember some of her hits pretty well, but give her even more credit and check out her hip hop achievements that are absolutely unique.

  • MC Lyte was the first woman rapper who ever got a gold single.
  • Lyte became the first solo woman rapper to release a full album. It was 1988’s record Lyte as a Rock.
  • She also achieved the status of being the first woman in hip hop to be nominated for Grammy.
  • MC Lyte was the very first rapper to ever perform at Carnegie Hall in New York.
  • She became the first solo female MC to be honored on VH1 Hip Hop Honors.

Congratulations!

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