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MC Lyte

American rapper, DJ, and entrepreneur. Considered one of the pioneers of female rap, MC Lyte first gained fame in the late 1980s, becoming the first female rapper to release a full solo album with 1988's critically acclaimed Lyte as a Rock. The album spawned the singles "10% Dis" and "Paper Thin". In 1989, she was one of several rappers on the single "Self Destruction", as a member of the supergroup Stop the Violence Movement; which was the inaugural number-one single on the Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart.

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