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Each weekday in February, Go 95.3 looks back at an important figure in black history.

Today we feature MC Lyte the groundbreaking MC who has given hip-hop multiple classic records transcending generations. Initially emerging in the late-80s as an affiliate of Audio Two, Lyte quickly made a name for herself with jams like “Paper Thin” and the landmark Antionette diss “10% diss.” Lyte continued to change with the times and have hits in the 90s such as “Poor Georgie” and the Grammy-nominated “Ruff Neck.” Lyte also opened the door for many women in rap, including being one of the first to collaborate with Missy Elliott. Today Lyte’s mostly been seen in the acting world, but her live show is still killer, including headlining First Avenue for the 4th annual Twin Cities Celebration of Hip-Hop.

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