MC Lyte Top Visuals

Check out the dope visuals of MC Lyte's career.

Lyte as a Rock - Artist: MC Lyte Year: 1988MC Lyte's debut album was anything but light. The Brooklyn rapper delivered stellar cuts throughout her project, including her title track, "Paper Thin," and the seminal "10% Dis," which remains as one of the hardest dis tracks in hip hop history. Lyte pulled no punches from day one and kept that going from album to album.(Photo: Atlantic Records)

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Lyte as a Rock - Her infamous debut album Lyte as a Rock stamped MC Lyte as a true femcee and hip hop pioneer. The critically acclaimed album saw Lyte become the first solo female rapper to release a full album. LEGENDARY! (Photo: Atlantic Records)

"I Wanna Be Down" Performance at the BET Hip Hop Awards  - Four hip-hop/R&B queens reunited at the BET Hip Hop Awards for an amazing performance of the remix of "I Wanna Be Down." (Photo: Brad Barket/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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"I Wanna Be Down" Performance at the BET Hip Hop Awards  - Four hip-hop/R&B queens reunited at the BET Hip Hop Awards for an amazing performance of the remix of "I Wanna Be Down." (Photo: Brad Barket/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Act Like You Know  - Lyte's third album offered a softer sound than her previous hardcore hip hop albums. "Poor Georgie," a top hit off the album, comes hard with samples from Michael Jackson and The Surpremes. (Photo: Atlantic Records)

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Act Like You Know - Lyte's third album offered a softer sound than her previous hardcore hip hop albums. "Poor Georgie," a top hit off the album, comes hard with samples from Michael Jackson and The Surpremes. (Photo: Atlantic Records)

"Fighting Temptation" - Beyonc?, Free, Missy Elliott and MC Lyte joined up for this catchy collab off the sountrack for The Fighting Temptations. Be careful, because when these desirable ladies team up, you might just get pulled in. (Photo: Columbia)

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"Fighting Temptation" - Beyoncé, Free, Missy Elliott and MC Lyte joined up for this catchy collab off the sountrack for The Fighting Temptations. Be careful, because when these desirable ladies team up, you might just get pulled in. (Photo: Columbia)

"I Wanna Be Down (Remix)"  - Throwback alert! MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, Yo Yo and Brandy joined forces to remix Brandy's dope single "I Wanna Be Down." Everyone looks so young, but it's kind of wild how they barely have aged. (Photo: Atlantic Records)

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"I Wanna Be Down (Remix)" - Throwback alert! MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, Yo Yo and Brandy joined forces to remix Brandy's dope single "I Wanna Be Down." Everyone looks so young, but it's kind of wild how they barely have aged. (Photo: Atlantic Records)

Ruff Neck  - Her hardcore rhymes and rugged style made her stand out from the rest of the pack. And the fact that she was a female emcee also played a huge part in getting MC Lyte noticed. You can't deny her skills and that she's got a flair that's all her own. (Photo: Atlantic Records)

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Ruff Neck - Her hardcore rhymes and rugged style made her stand out from the rest of the pack. And the fact that she was a female emcee also played a huge part in getting MC Lyte noticed. You can't deny her skills and that she's got a flair that's all her own. (Photo: Atlantic Records)