MC Lyte Celebrates 27th Anniversary of ‘Lyte As A Rock,’ Talks W.E.A.L.T.H. Experience Retreat

Just when you thought femcee MC Lyte couldn’t get much higher, she blows hip hop heads away with mind blowing achievements and iconic nods. The hip hop OG, who just launched her own MC Lyte mobile app, is celebrating the 27th anniversary of her debut album, Lyte As A Rock. The Source caught up with the first female to release a solo album as she dished on the noteworthy anniversary:

“Celebrating 27 years since my first album hit the world seems amazing!! I can remember when my friend and label mate Eric and I first walked into the studio at First Priority where Milk & Giz were working on tracks. I can recall Milk making the track for “I Cram to Understand U” right before my eyes on that tiny 4 track Tascam. The greatest memories were made with Lyte As A Rock! It was a great experience!”


And now 27 years later she has added sitcom actress, mentor, DJ, philanthropist and lending her voice for a number of different causes. Working with men of color to provide college scholarships every year thru her foundation, Hip Hop Sisters Network and being on the Board of Trustees for Dillard University, Lyte, born Dana Moorer, has kept herself busy and diversified an already amazing list of accomplishments.

Lyte and Denzel
(MC Lyte and Denzel Washington)

Lyte is also working on her upcoming W.E.A.L.T.H Experience retreat with celebrity attendances by Faith Evans, Fantasia, Nicci Gilbert, Kelly Price, Michele Thornton from BET, to name a few. W.E.A.L.T.H stands for Womanhood, Expansion, Assets, Love, Theology and Health.

WEALTH Experience photo

The WEALTH experience is held in the Virgin Islands January 2-5th. The three-day women’s retreat focuses on connecting with like-minded women and peers, reflecting on your goals and renewing your spirit through a host of general sessions, workshops and themed events that will teach you how to master your personal, business, and financial objectives and leave you feeling reunited, rejuvenated and rich with life changing information.

For additional information about the retreat, click here! – Angela Wilson (@SheisAngela)

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