MC Lyte Similar Artists

Kool Moe Dee - 100% match to MC Lyte

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mohandas DeWese, 8 August 1962, Harlem, New York, USA. Once of original rap pioneers Treacherous Three, Kool Moe Dee carved a solo career bracing his old school style against the more urbane concerns of the new wave. He originally started rapping in his native Harlem by grabbing the mic at house parties, soon hooking up with his Treacherous colleagues L.A. Sunshine and Speci Read more

Heavy D & The Boyz - 79% match to MC Lyte

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Kid 'N Play - 79% match to MC Lyte

Genres: Comedy Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Among rap’s most innocuous outfits, Kid ‘N Play came to light in 1988 through an album that to date represents their best work; and typified their happy-go-lucky, cartoon style. So much so that the group was offered their own cartoon series, following their appearance in House Party (Kid ‘N Play’s Funhouse is a spin-off from the film, including actual dialog Read more

Whodini - 78% match to MC Lyte

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Brooklyn, New York-based rappers who, from their formation in 1982, pioneered the commercial rap/rock crossover, while many also cite their earliest recordings as precursors to the ‘New Jack Swing’ movement. Whodini are rappers Jalil Hutchins (30 November 1963) and Ecstasy (b. John Fletcher, 7 June 1964), backed from 1986 by talented old school DJ, Grandmaster Dee Read more

Da Brat - 69% match to MC Lyte

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Shawntae Harris, 14 April 1974, Chicago, Illinois, USA. A forerunner of the new breed of female hip-hop artists Lil’ Kim and Foxy Brown, the foul-mouthed Da Brat became the most successful female rapper of all time in 1994 with her platinum-selling debut Funkdafied.Harris’ first musical experience was as a drummer in her church choir, but he Read more

Audio Two - 63% match to MC Lyte

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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The sons of First Priority label boss Nat Robinson, and brothers of US rapper MC Lyte, Milk Dee and DJ Gizmo Dee certainly began their careers in 1988 with a pedigree. Though occasionally falling foul of the political correctness lobby, there was much to admire in their descriptions of Brooklyn inner-city life, with a good eye for detail, particularly on breakthrough singles &# Read more

MC Shan - 63% match to MC Lyte

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Stetsasonic - 62% match to MC Lyte

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Among rap’s elder statesmen with origins in 1981, Brooklyn’s Stetsasonic were hugely influential on a number of fronts. They were one of the few bands of their generation to promote the use of live instruments, and there was simply no hip-hop comparison to their onstage power. Via their ‘A.F.R.I.C.A.’ 45 (1985) they helped usher in a new wave of black consci Read more

Doug E. Fresh & the Get Fresh Crew - 60% match to MC Lyte

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Douglas E. Davis, 17 September 1966, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, though he grew up in the Bronx and Harlem districts of New York, USA. Self-proclaimed as The Original Human Beatbox, i.e. being able to imitate the sound of a rhythm machine, Fresh broke through in 1985 with the release of one of rap’s classic tracks, ‘The Show’. Joined by partner MC Ricky D (aka Read more

Schoolly D - 57% match to MC Lyte

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jesse B. Weaver Jnr., Baltimore, Philadelphia, USA. Posturing street rapper who, together with his DJ Code Money (b. Lance Allen, USA), was an early pioneer of gangsta rap, a format that featured an abundance of violence and vendettas, and the glorification of the MC’s personal armoury. Allied to the usual sexual declamation, it was a limited world view but a partially Read more

Marley Marl - 50% match to MC Lyte

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Marlon Williams, 30 September 1962, Queens, New York, USA. Widely revered for his considerable production skills, notably for his cousin MC Shan, Big Daddy Kane, Masta Ace, Roxanne Shanté and Biz Markie, Marl’s work is inhabited by a spirit of accessible, old school gusto. He has been widely congratulated for his innovative sampling techniques, using the SP1200 o Read more

Big Daddy Kane - 46% match to MC Lyte

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Antonio M. Hardy, 10 September 1968, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Self-styled ‘black gentleman vampire’, whose KANE moniker is an acronym for King Asiatic Nobody’s Equal. Kane followed his cousin into hip-hop by rapping in front of a beatbox for his first shows on Long Island, New York. Aided by his DJ Mr Cee, he has released several albums of laconic, fully reali Read more

Queen Latifah - 46% match to MC Lyte

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Digital Underground - 42% match to MC Lyte

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This rap crew was among the genre’s most faithful advocates of the style of funk created by the likes of Parliament and Funkadelic. The unit was formed in the mid-80s in Oakland, California by Shock-G (Gregory E. Jacobs, 25 August 1963, USA; keyboards/vocals) and Chopmaster J (samples/percussion). Other key members included DJ Fuze (b. David Elliot, 8 October 1970, Syra Read more

Foxy Brown - 42% match to MC Lyte

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Inga Marchand, 6 September 1979, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Marchand grew up with another future female rap star, Lil’ Kim, in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Naming herself after the eponymous Pam Grier character in the cult blaxploitation movie, Brown’s rapid rise to fame began when, at the age of 15, she won a talent contest in Brooklyn. She was invited by Tr Read more


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