MC Lyte to Receive BET’s I Am Hip Hop Award
When informed of the honor, MC Lyte replied, “I love how that sounds. Let’s make it happen.”
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Lyte (né Lana Michelle Moorer) first gained notoriety with her 1988 debut album, ‘Lyte as a Rock.’ During her rap career, she recorded several No. 1 rap hits including ‘Paper Thin,’ ‘Cha Cha Cha’ and ‘Ruffneck,’ which garnered her a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Performance in 1993.
“I’ve accomplished a bit, but I’m still dead smack in the middle of wanting to do so much more,” said Lyte. “For example, with that scholarship, more money needs to be raised for books, for food, for travel.”
Lyte is also developing a BET docu-drama titled Hip Hop Sisters featuring Lyte, Yo Yo, Monie Love, Lady of Rage and Lil Mama.
Hosted by Snoop Dogg, the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards will be taped on Sept. 28 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. The awards will air Oct. 15 at 8PM ET on BET.