Hardbeatnews, BROOKLYN, NY, Mon. June 27, 2005: Hip-hop rapper, MC Lyte, known for hits like “Ruffneck,” “Lyte As A Rock,” “Cappucino,” and “Cold Rock A Party,” was honored this on Saturday, June 25 by Jamaican-American Councilmember, Yvette Clarke.
Clarke presented a New York City Council Proclamation to Lyte, during the rap star’s book signing party at Nubian Heritage Bookstore in Brooklyn, where she read and signed copies of “Just My Take”, a self-published book of poetry and words of inspiration.
Lyte, who currently appears in the UPN ht show Half & Half, was presented the honor in celebration of Black Music History Month.
Born Lana Moorer and raised in Brooklyn, MC Lyte began her rap career at the age of 12. She released her first single “I Cram To Understand U” which served notice that a new star was on the music scene. She became the first female rap artist to achieve gold status with the success of the 1993 hit single “Ruffneck”, which also earned her a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Single.
She has lent her time and energy to various social issues including anti-violence campaigns, voter registration drives and HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns. She is also a lecturer, fashion designer and radio host. – Hardbeatnews.com