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Lyte's fourth album, 1993's Ain't No Other, became her first to reach gold status and was notable for her first top 40 pop hit, "Ruffneck".
Two years afterward, Lyte's fifth album, Bad As I Wanna B, featured production from Jermaine Dupri and Sean Combs.
In 2011, she had guest starred in the Regular Show episode "Rap It Up", portraying a member of a hip-hop group also including characters voiced by Tyler, the Creator and Childish Gambino.
In June 2006, MC Lyte was interviewed for the documentary The Rap Report, Part 2.
Its hits were "Keep on, Keepin' On" (which originally appeared on the Sunset Park soundtrack) and "Cold Rock a Party", the latter of which also featured then up-and-coming rapper, songwriter and producer Missy Elliott.
This album was her first with East West Records America and became successful after the aforementioned singles became big hits with "Keep on, Keepin' On" peaking at the top ten and "Cold Rock a Party" peaking at number eleven. Her 1998 follow-up album, Seven & Seven, however, was not as successful.
She also performs a concert of her most famous hits. In February 2006, her diary, as well as a turntable, records, and other assorted ephemera from the early days of hip hop, were donated to the Smithsonian Institution.In 2009, a song titled "Brooklyn" was released, as well as "Craven". In 2018 Lyte played Coral in Justin Simien's Bad Hair and Tiffany in TV ONE production Loved to Death.