|Net Worth:||$8 Million|
|Birthday:||Oct 11, 1970|
|Age:||51 years old|
|Height:||5.3 feet (163cm)|
|Birthplace:||United States of America|
|Occupation:||Rapper, Actress, Entrepreneur|
|Last Updated:||January, 2022|
Lena Michele Moorer, popularly called MC Lyte is a Grammy-nominated American rapper, DJ, entrepreneur, and an astonishing actress who currently has a net worth of 8 million US dollars as of January 2022. She is regarded as one of the artists who evolved female rap in the industry. Along with an emerging and flourishing career in music and rapping, Moorer is also an established entrepreneur and a great actress. She has been presenting herself in the industry for almost 34 years now. The artist has kept her enthusiasm and dedication with her work and is still working hard to make good music.
How Did MC Lyte Become Rich?
Born on October 11, 1970, Moorer was brought up in the East Flatbush part of Brooklyn in New York City. MC Lyte was interested and started her rapping career at the mere age of 12. The then young artist kept her stage name as Sparkle while commencing her career and later changed it to MC Lyte. She had her first recording at the age of 14 which took two years to get released in the market.
The rapper released her first song called “I Cram To Understand U” when she was a 16-year-old girl in the year 1987. She wrote the beautiful song at the age of 12. The talented artist was featured in an Irish music video called I Want Your (Hands On Me). She was the first female rapper to publish a solo full album that was released in 1998 called Lyte as a Rock.
The artist has broken a lot of stereotypes in the field of rapping by calling out sexism and misogynistic behavior in the hip-hop songs released at her time. She was one of the revolutionary singers to bring a change in the content of hip-hop music and rapping. Starting her career in the late ’80s, she’s still winning the public’s heart at the present. As a female hip-hop artist, she is often considered to be one of the first in her genre. She gave classic hits like “I cram to understand u(sam)” in 1987, “Lyte as a rock” in 1988, “Eyes in This” in 1989. Her single “Cha Cha Cha” topped the rap charts and her album “Ain’t No Other” of 1993 was nominated as the best single for the track “Ruffneck” for a Grammy Award. This got her a gold certification of record sales by a female artist for the first time.
Apart from being a fabulous singer, rapper, and songwriter, Moorer has played in movies and shows her acting talent as well. Her first work as an actress was a Broadway theatre role for a play called Club Twelve. She has also been a part of a documentary where she was interviewed to talk about her career as a rapper and her experience at the beginning of her music career. Lyte is an established entrepreneur who has her boutique called “Shaitel” in Los Angeles with a collection of different amazing accessories from belts to sunglasses. The main objective of her store is to blend the mixture of vintage with modern fashion. She also owns her entertainment firm called Sunni Gyrl Inc where they provide management for artists, consultation, production and many other creative solutions.
What Is MC Lyte Net Worth?
The record-breaking artist has excelled in all the fields that she has entered and worked on. While being one of the most renowned female artists of all time in the United States, she is also considered to be one of the 20 richest female rappers with a calculated net worth of 8 million US dollars as of January 2022. Her extremely talented work has paid her off quite well. She has worked in other fields such as acting and entrepreneurship, however, her main source of income is her music and rap albums that were a massive hit.
She has brought Hip-hop culture and rap music to a new direction by breaking all the stereotypes and showing her activism through her music. Her acting career and well-established businesses have also contributed to her earnings. All these fields pay her off quite well for her to be able to live a lavish life.
How MC Lyte Spends Her Money?
Moorer established herself as one of the founding female hip-hop artists with multiple hits and award-winning tracks. The fame and popularity also gave Lyte a handsome amount of wealth.
This has helped her live a comfortable lavish lifestyle. She owns her lavish place to live, and quite a wealthy and healthy lifestyle. With an extravagant place to live, luxurious cars to ride, and exotic vacations to travel, Moorer surely lives an expensive life. She follows a vegan life choice with her care for animals and the world. Her fame as one of the major female hip-hop artists still makes her a desirable artist to work with. She is also a philanthropist and helped found the Hip Hop Sisters Foundation which helps provide scholarships to students in need. Her well-deserved fame and wealth give her all the needed facilities to live a luxurious and pleasant life.
- Moorer had her stage name as “Sparkle” at the beginning of her career.
- MC Lyte is the first-ever female rapper to be nominated for a Grammy Award.
- She was the first-ever rap artist ever to perform at Carnegie Hall.
- Moorer also holds the title of the first-ever artist to earn two gold singles and also a platinum single.
- The artist is also an Honorary member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.
- Moorer has a billboard artist of the year award, nomination for the Grammy, and won a Soul Train Award.
- Lyte started her rapping career when she was just 12 years old. She was great at writing her songs as well.
- Her first officially published song – “I Cram to Understand U (Sam)” was recorded when she was only 16 years of age.
- She also played a minor role in the sitcom called “In the House”.