While there were a few female MCs before her, MC Lyte, who dropped her debut, LYTE AS A ROCK, in 1988, was one of the first female rappers to impact the movement artistically and commercially. Her brash, skillful style earned her considerable respect from the male-dominated rap community, but Lyte took dead aim at that very community's chauvinism and misogyny. Though she made a few less-than-successful attempts at crossover stardom, her standing as one of hip-hop's iconic figures has never been questioned. In addition to music, Lyte has had a solid acting career and has done considerable work in the fight against AIDS and HIV.
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