HI LYTES

2008 Lyte joins Magic Johnson for the annual HIV awareness campaign.
 
2008 MC Lyte moderates Kimora Lee's WEEN event at the Hammerstein Ballroom.
 
2008 MC Lyte co-hosts the second installment of BET's Hip Hop VS America.
 
2008 MC Lyte announces the 8th Annual BET AWARDS for the 2nd consecutive year.
 
2008 MC Lyte lends her voice for a New BET show entitled THE BOOT.

2008 Lyte signs on to be a signature voice for the branding of the STARZ network.

2008 MC LYTE releases 6 song EP with her group ALMOST SEPTEMBER.

2008 MC LYTE & ALMOST SEPTEMBER GRACE THE FRONT PAGE OF MYSPACE.COM.

2008 National Voice-over for both TIDE and AT&T continues.

2008 ESSENCE Festival performance in McDonald's suite.

2008 Lyte performs at the APPLE store in Santa Monica.
 
2007 MC LYTE leads an all-star cast for MTV's CELEBRITY RAP SUPERSTAR series, where she was a mentor to actress Shar Jackson.  Because of her experience, expertise and excellent coaching skills, they won the inaugural title!
 
2007 MC LYTE stars as part of the first annual VH-1 HIP HOP HONORS Nationwide tour, with The Roots and Big Daddy Kane. Selling out several major markets. As usual, MC LYTE rocks the crowd and holds her own as the only female rapper on this tour!
 
2007 MC LYTE is featured in the first ever “THE CRAFT” Miller Genuine Draft/Vibe magazine spread along with Fabolous. (DEC. 2007 ISSUE)
 
2007 MC LYTE stars in the AT&T Nationwide Voice-over commercial campaign.
 
2007 MC LYTE writes and reads her own poignant sentiments on "THE CURRENT STATE OF HIP HOP"; A letter to the people, as a part of the live broadcasting of BET's 2nd Annual HIP HOP awards.
 

2007 MC LYTE headlines the annual EBONY (magazine) Black Family Reunion summer tour series, along with several other national acts.

 

2007 saw MC LYTE again join RUSSELL SIMMONS & DR. BEN CHAVIS’ Hip Summit Action Network Nationwide tour.

 

In 2007, MC LYTE served as keynote speaker (along w DICK GREGORY) at the NAACP southern region conference in Little Rock, Ark.

 

Also, 2007 saw MC LYTE appear on CNN LIVE SATURDAY.

 

2006 MC LYTE becomes the FIRST female solo rapper to be honored on the renowned VH1 HIP HOP HONORS!!!

 

In 2006 MC LYTE donated the original manuscript from her first book, “JUST MY TAKE”, to the Smithsonian Institute’s HIP HOP time capsule exhibit.

 

In 2006 MC LYTE officially released her self-published literary work, “JUST MY TAKE”, words of inspiration & poetry for today’s Hip Hop generation.

 

2006 saw LYTE perform on the EBONY BLACK FAMILY REUNION TOUR w Dougie Fresh, Slick Rick, Whodini & a host of others.

 

Also, 2006 brought on the new relationship between MC LYTE & two non profit charity organizations, ARP, the aids responsibility project, Lyte hosted the ARP/Toronto, World AIDS conf. event.  This along with W.O.W., another grassroots AIDS awareness org.

These affiliations continue the many years of LYTE & community awareness/involvement.

 

In 2005 the evolution continued… legendary rap artist, MC LYTE (Lana Moorer) continues to evolve as an entertainer with a recurring role on UPN’s popular primetime sitcom “Half & Half” as “Ky” the record company President.

 

2005 also saw the unveiling of The Lana Moorer Collection featuring household items specially designed and inspired by MC LYTE.

 

2004 MC LYTE was also nominated for a BET Award for “Ride Wit Me” and performed live during the BET Award Tribute to Hip Hop.

 

In 2003 MC LYTE along with her partner/manager Fred Crawford created “SGI/CMM”, an independent joint venture record label to release “DA Undaground Heat Vol. 1, hosted by Jamie Foxx.  This project is distributed through Imusic/artistdirect/BMG…

 

The first single from this critically acclaimed CD, “RIDE WIT ME” has garnered this rap legend her second career GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATION (Best Female Rap Solo Performance) against Missy Elliot, Queen Latifah, Lil’ Kim and Da Brat.

“THE LYTE IS STILL ON!!!”

 

 

TV/FILM

 

 

ü     Recurring role on UPN’s ”Half & Half”  2003-2006

 

ü     Hosted the VH-1 2nd Annual HIP HOP HONORS Awards GOLD CARPET/pre-show 2005

 

ü     Co-hosted VH-1 1st Annual HIP HOP HONORS Awards with Vivica A. Fox – 2004

 

ü     Recurring Celebrity Judge on CBS Network program “Star Search” hosted by Arsenio Hall – 2004

 

ü     Celebrity Judge on Showtime Network Series“The Next” – 2003/2004

 

ü     Guest star on LIFETIME series “Strong Medicine” – December 2003

 

ü     Appeared on VH1’s “I Love the 80’s”

 

ü     Featured Role in Lyon’s Gate Pictures critically acclaimed film “Civil Brand” Theatre Release – Summer 2003

 

ü     Presented at Soul Train Music Awards – 2003

 

 

 

 

Key Performances/Hosting

 

ü     Performing/appearing Pantene “Total  You” Tour, March – May 2005

 

ü     Performing/appearing during NBA All Star Weekend 2005, Denver, Colorado

 

ü     Performed during NBA All Star Weekend 2004, Los Angeles, at Club NBA

 

ü     Performed/appeared on Pantene “Total You” Tour with Nikki Giovanni and Donna Richardson  - February – May 2004

 

ü     Hosted tour in South Africa with performing acts, Ludacris, Trina & Kelly Rowland, – Dec. 2003

 

ü     Performed Ring Intro song for Laila Ali’s Championship fight in Biloxi, MS – August 2003

 

 

ü     ESPY Awards 2003 show opener with Aerosmith, Busta Rhymes, Chuck D and Pfife (TRIBE CALLED QUEST)

 

ü     Headliner for NBA “Rhythm and Rims” Tour, Summer 2003 with “Cee Lo” from “Goodie Mob”

 

 

ü     Performed during NBA All Star Weekend 2003, Atlanta at Club NBA with Bow Wow, Eric Sermon, etc.

 

ü     Performed on Soul Train, Jenny Jones, and Showtime at The Apollo

 

 

 

 

APPEARANCES

 

ü     Single “My Main Aim” lead single on EA Sports NBA Live 2005

 

ü     Single “Ride With Me” featured on EA Sports Street Basketball Video game – 2003

 

ü     Single “Ride With Me” featured on score of feature film “Deliver Us From Eva” – 2003

 

ü     Featured on Moby’s last CD “18” with Angie Stone – “Jam For The Ladies” – 2003.   “Jam For The Ladies is featured on the movie soundtrack to “Blue Crush”

 

ü     Featured on hit single “Fight Temptation” with Beyonce, Missy and Free (106 & Park) from featured film “Fighting Temptations

 

ü     Featured performance/video appearance on Timbaland/Magoo & Missy Elliott    Cop That Disc – Blackground/Universal

 

ü     Featured appearance in Erykah Badu’s “Ode To Hip Hop” – “Brown Sugar” soundtrack – Motown/Universal

 

 

*** Widely sampled by various artists i.e. Missy Elliot, Timbaland, Puffy, Jay-Z and others in 2003.

 

 


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