MC Lyte Net Worth

MC Lyte Net Worth 2022: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

MC Lyte net worth is
$8 Million

MC Lyte Wiki Biography

Lana Michele Moorer was born on the 11th October 1970, in Brooklyn, New York City USA. She is a hip hop artist better known under the nickname MC Lyte. She was the first solo female rapper, who released the studio album “Lyte as a Rock” (1988). She was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by BET during the Hip Hop Inaugural Ball in 2013. MC Lyte has been accumulating her net worth being active in the music industry since 1986.

So just how rich is this lady? The female pioneer of hip hop, MC Lyte, is known to possess an estimated net worth of $8 million.

To begin with, MC Lyte started rapping being 12 years old. In 1984, she created the song “I Cram to Understand U (Sam)” which was released a few years later. Soon afterwards, MC Lyte signed a contract with Atlantic Records which was a great base for her burgeoning career. MC Lyte then released her debut album “Lyte as a Rock” in 1988, which was listed as one of the 100 Best Rap Albums by The Source, though it peaked only in 50th position on the Billboard R&B albums Top 100. A year later, the rapper released her second studio album “Eyes on This” which peaked in 8th position on the above mentioned chart, the highest position reached by MC Lyte’s studio albums. The following albums peaked at 14th – “Act Like You Know” (1991),16th – “Ain’t No Other” (1993), 11th – “Bad As I Wanna B” (1996), 71st – “Seven & Seven” (1998) and 95th “Da Undaground Heat, Vol. 1” (2003). All these releases contributed significantly to MC Lyte’s net worth.

MC Lyte Net Worth $8 Million

However, it should be noted that two singles “Ruffneck” (1993) and “Ride Wit Me” (2003) were nominated for Grammy Awards in the category of the Best Rap Performance – Solo. More, she has been nominated for three music videos awards, one of which she won. “You Want This” (1995) video with Janet Jackson was nominated for the Soul Train Lady of Soul Music Award as the Music Video of the Year, “I Wanna Be Down” (1995) video featuring Brandy, Yo-Yo and Queen Latifah was nominated for the MTV Video Music Award as the Best Rap Video, and “Keep On, Keepin’ On” (1996) video with Xscape won the Soul Train Lady of Soul Music Award as the Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video. Of course, all these mentioned musical pieces have added financially to the total size of MC Lyte’s net worth.

More, MC Lyte founded the global entertainment company named Sunny Gyrl Inc. in 1997. It focuses on management and the development of artists as well as production. Currently, she serves as the CEO of the above mentioned company. From 2011 to 2013 she held the position of the President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Recording Academy, the institution that nominates and awards the Grammies. In addition to this, she has launched a boutique called Shaitel in Los Angeles. All the above mentioned engagements have also increased the net worth of MC Lyte.

Concerning her private life, MC Lyte claims to be single – in fact rumours have spread that she might be gay, although MC Lyte neither confirms nor denies the rumours, quoting the well known proverb “Never say never”.

Full NameMC Lyte
Net Worth$8 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 11, 1970
Place Of BirthBrooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Height1.63 m
ProfessionRapper, Actor, Disc jockey, Songwriter, Voice Actor, Narrator, Orator
NationalityUnited States of America
NicknamesLana Michele Moorer , Lana M. Moorer , Lana Moorer , Lana 'MC Lyte' Moorer , Lana Moorer a.k.a MC Lyte
NominationsBET Award for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance, MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video, Billboard Music Award for Top Rap Song, Grammy Award for Best Female Rap Solo Performance, Billboard Music Award for Top Rap Artist, Poor Georgie, Keep On, Keepin' On, Pape...
Movies, Hip Hop Honors, Civil Brand, Playas Ball, more
TV ShowsHip Hop Honors, Black in the 80s, Lyric Café, Lafayette, LA, USA, Houston, TX, USA
1Made a song with Beyonce Knowles, Missy Elliott and Free called "Fighting Temptations".
2Honorary member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.
3Lyte has also received a Billboard Artist of the Year Award, been nominated for a Grammy and after having two nominations, won a Soul Train Award (for Video of the Year). *
4She has received two RIAA certified Gold singles and a Platinum single.
5MC Lyte was the first female Hip Hop artist to receive a Gold record (certifying over 500,000 units sold).


A Celebration of American Creativity: In Performance at the White House2016TV Series
Centric Celebrates Selma: 50th Anniversary Music Special2015TV Movie
MC Lyte ft. Lil Mama & AV: Ball2014Video shortPerformer
The Dempsey Sisters2013Taylor Powell
Regular Show in Space2011TV SeriesDemel-ishun
Half & Half2004-2006TV SeriesKai Owens
Da Jammies2006Video shortSyrin (voice)
Strong Medicine2003TV SeriesNikki
Playas Ball2003Laquinta (as Lana 'MC Lyte' Moorer)
Platinum2003TV SeriesCamiile Fareal
Holla2002TV SeriesGuest
Civil Brand2002Sgt. Cervantes
For Your Love1998-2002TV SeriesLana
The District2002TV SeriesKarla
Train Ride2000Katrina Daniels
Get Real1999TV SeriesBeth Hunter
A Luv Tale1999Aklia
In the House1998TV SeriesLuLu
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn1997Sista Tu Lumumba
New York Undercover1995TV SeriesFemale Rapper
Fly by Night1992Akusa


Rap Critic Reviews2014TV Series performer - 2 episodes
21 & Over2013writer: "Jukebox" - as L. Moorer
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap2012Documentary performer: "Cold Rock A Party", "My Story" / writer: "Cold Rock A Party" - as Lana Moorer / writer: "My Story"
10 Years2011writer: "Jukebox" - as L. Moorer
Limitless2011/Iwriter: "Jukebox" - as L. Moorer
Dance Central2010Video Game publisher: "Rump Shaker" / writer: "Rump Shaker"
Cold Case2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Hills2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Entourage2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto IV2008Video Game performer: "Cha Cha Cha"
The Fighting Temptations2003as Lana Moorer, "Fighting Temptation" / performer: "Fighting Temptation"
Anne B. Real2003performer: "Boy Like That"
Deliver Us from Eva2003performer: "Ride Wit Me" / writer: "Ride Wit Me"
Blue Crush2002writer: "Jam For The Ladies"
Civil Brand2002performer: "All We Want", "Illegal Penetration", "Death", "Angel Dust" / writer: "All We Want", "Illegal Penetration", "Angel Dust" - as Lana Moorer
Liberté-Oléron2001performer: "Jammin'"
Love & Basketball2000performer: "Lyte As A Rock" / writer: "Lyte As A Rock"
Woo1998performer: "Woo Woo Party Tonight" - as M.C. Lyte / writer: "Woo Woo Party Tonight" - as Lana Moorer
Caught Up1998"I Like" / performer: "I Like" / writer: "I Like" - as Lana Moorer
All That1997TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dangerous Ground1997performer: "Keep On Pushin'"
New York Undercover1997TV Series 1 episode
Sunset Park1996performer: "Keep On Keepin' On" / writer: "Keep On Keepin' On"
Amongst Friends1993performer: "Brooklyn"
Mo' Money1992performer: "Ice Cream Dream" - as MCLyte / writer: "Ice Cream Dream" - as MCLyte


BET Awards 20132013TV Special announcer
2012 Soul Train Awards2012TV Special presenter
BET Awards 20122012TV Special announcer
BET Awards 20112011TV Special announcer
BET Awards 20102010TV Special announcer
BET Awards 20092009TV Special announcer
BET Awards 20082008TV Special announcer


Be Inspired: The Life of Heavy D2012Documentary short co-producer


WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHerself - Performer
2015 Soul Train Awards2015TV MovieHerself
Steve Harvey2015TV SeriesHerself
The Comedy Underground Series, Vol. 42015TV MovieHerself - DJ
Unsung2011-2015TV Series documentaryHerself / Himself
The Comedy Underground Series, Vol. 32015TV MovieHerself - DJ
Sisterhood of Hip Hop2015TV SeriesHerself
BET Awards 20152015TV MovieHerself - Announcer
Hustlers Convention2015DocumentaryHerself
Black Girls Rock!2015TV MovieHerself
The Real2015TV SeriesHerself
2014 Soul Train Awards2014TV MovieHerself - Announcer
BET Awards 20142014TV SpecialHerself - Announcer
Exhale2014TV SeriesHerself
The Message2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself(2014)
The Queen Latifah Show2013-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
American Music Awards 20132013TV SpecialHerself
2013 Soul Train Awards2013TV SpecialHerself
2013 BET Hip Hop Awards2013TV SpecialHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show2013TV SeriesHerself - Muscial Guest
BET Awards 20132013TV SpecialHerself - Announcer
2012 Soul Train Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
BAD25: The Short Films of Michael Jackson2012TV MovieHerself
BET Awards 20122012TV SpecialHerself - Announcer
Be Inspired: The Life of Heavy D2012Documentary shortHerself
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap2012DocumentaryHerself
Diary of a Decade: The Story of a Movement2012DocumentaryHerself
American Revolutionaries: DMC2011TV MovieHerself
BET Awards 20112011TV SpecialHerself - Announcer
Lopez Tonight2011TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Business as Usual: The Exploitation of Hip Hop2011Documentary
VH1 Divas Salute the Troops2010TV MovieHerself - Performer
My Mic Sounds Nice: The Truth About Women in Hip Hop2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
BET Awards 20102010TV SpecialHerself - Announcer
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHerself
The BET Honors2009TV MovieHerself
What Ever Happened to Hip Hop?2009DocumentaryHerself
BET Awards 20092009TV SpecialHerself - Announcer
Black to the Future2009TV SeriesHerself
Say My Name2009/IDocumentary
Life on the Road with Mr. and Mrs. Brown2009DocumentaryHerself
BET News2008TV SeriesHerself
BET Hip Hop Awards 20082008TV SpecialHerself
5th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors2008TV MovieHerself
Just In with Laura Ingraham2008TV SeriesHerself
Hip Hop vs. America II: Where Did the Love Go?2008TV MovieHerself - Host
BET Awards 20082008TV SpecialHerself - Announcer
The Boot2008TV SeriesHerself - Host
Parallel Paths2007TV SeriesHerself (2007)
Celebrity Rap Superstar2007TV SeriesHerself
The Good, the Bad and the Bling2007DocumentaryHerself
Hip Hop Life2007VideoHerself
BET Awards 20062006TV SpecialHerself
Bring That Year Back 2006: Laugh Now, Cry Later2006TV MovieHimself
Ali Rap2006TV MovieHerself
3rd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2006TV MovieHerself - Honoree
The Drug Years2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Made You Look: Top 25 Moments of BET History2005TV Special documentaryHerself
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List2005TV SeriesHerself
Live 82005TV Special documentaryHerself
Love Lounge2005TV SeriesHerself
Letter to the President2005Video documentaryHerself - Recording Artist
Ego Trip's Race-O-Rama2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Black in the 80s2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
There's a God on the Mic2005DocumentaryHerself
The Art of 16 Bars: Get Ya' Bars Up2005Video documentaryHerself
My Coolest Years2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself - 'B-Boys & B-Girls'
My Wife and Kids2004TV SeriesHerself
Hip-Hop Honors2004TV SpecialHerself - Host
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
From Janet. To Damita Jo: The Videos2004Video documentaryHerself (segment "You Want This")
Female American Rap Stars2004VideoHerself
Def Poetry2004TV Series documentaryHerself
4th Annual BET Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
I Wanna Thank My Mama: The BET Awards*04 Nomination Special2004TV Movie documentaryNominee Commentator
Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Essence Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
I Love the '80s Strikes Back2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Hip Hop Babylon 22003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Soul Train1992-2003TV Series documentaryHerself / Guest
The 17th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
2nd Annual BET Awards2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
The It Factor2002TV Series
42nd Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration2001TV MovieHerself
The Lyricist Lounge Show2000TV SeriesHerself (2000)
Cousin Skeeter1998TV SeriesHerself
All That1997TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
3rd Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards1997TV SpecialHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHerself
Moesha1996TV SeriesHerself
New York Undercover1996TV SeriesHerself
The 9th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Performer
In the Mix1994TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1993TV SeriesHerself
Sesame Street1992TV SeriesHerself
Sisters in the Name of Rap1992TV MovieHerself
In Living Color1992TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
NBA All-Star Stay in School Jam1992TV MovieHimself
Unplugged1991TV Series documentaryHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show1990-1991TV SeriesHerself
The Marsha Warfield Show1990TV SeriesHerself
Star Search1983TV SeriesJudge (2004)

Nominated Awards

2004GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Solo Performance - FemaleFor the song "Ride Wit Me."

Known for movies

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