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MC Lyte and Andra Day Talk Music, Retirement and “Billie Holiday vs the United States” During EBONY’s ‘Women Up’ Fireside Chat

MC Lyte and Andra Day talk to EBONY about life updates, their artistry and divinely led journeys during our recent ‘Women Up’ Fireside Chat. During last night’s ‘Women Up’ Live, EBONY continued in its mission to empower Black women and their respective paths to greatness as MC Lyte and Andra Day blessed the virtual stage. Sharing personal stories around their music careers and responsibilities as artists, the hour-long event provided a masterclass on grace, authenticity and perseverance.
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Feb 14: Brooklyn Black History Maker, MC Lyte

Rapper MC Lyte was born Lana Moorer on October 11, 1971 in Queens and raised in the East Flatbush. She began rapping when she was 12, learning from her brothers Milk and Gizmo of the rap group Audio Two. Her father, Nat Robinson, started the First Priority record label in 1987, and her brothers appeared on her first three albums.
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MC Lyte Remains Fearless

This article previously appeared on Audiomack World. Where does one begin with a hip-hop pioneer like MC Lyte? Since her 1988 debut album, Lyte As a Rock, she has not only broken boundaries for herself but for every female MC who has emerged after. Along with record-setting accolades (the first...