BLOG: Love Is All

Hi, my name is Lana Moorer. You may know me by a name in which I came to be called much later in my life—MC LYTE.

Before I hit the planet of Brooklyn, there was a man who was undoubtedly unhappily married who ran away with the babysitter of his children. He was 33 and although she was merely 18 they didn’t allow the 15 year difference to stop their ♥ affair.

They fled from Far Rockaway, Queens where they both lived and headed to the borough of Brooklyn. Two years later that babysitter was knocked up with a baby girl who would one day be known all over the world.

Well, I don’t think I’ve ever told that story quite like that, but it is the truth and nothing but!

My story is like most from the hood. Single mother, latch key kid..and oh did I forget to mention my father went back to his wife and 5 kids? Oh yeah, forgot to mention the one thing that probably changed my life forever.

I’ll never know what I would have turned out like if I had him there, but what I do know is without having a father to help raise me… I’m a force to be reckoned with. I’m strong, independent and feisty!!

Luckily for me, my friend’s who have loving dads have shown me that type of fatherly ♥ I was missing. That’s how beautiful God is…if he sees your not getting the ♥ from one area of your life, he’ll be sure to have it come from another. Thank God…literally : ) -MC LYTE

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  • capcobra

    pierzy..i…thanks for the blogs this week..much love lyte.

    • Pierzy

      Once again, excellent work Ms. Lyte.

      It has truly been a pleasure to read your thoughts all week.

      Thank you.

  • Jamal7Mile


    Goes to show that anyone can prosper, no matter the circumstances. You should know that there are alot of great dads on this very site (STAND UP!!) who will appreciate your story.

    Hope this isn’t the last time you grace us with your prescence. This was one of the greatest weeks on this site I’ve ever been apart of.

    One Love

  • Chris Cash

    I grew up without a father also, and it was hard but today Im kinda glad he wasnt here because, without him being here I became the person I am today, and thats a good thing. I also always wonder what I would have turned out like if I had him here, so co-sign Thank God!!!

    And thanks for the blogs this week Ms. Lyte we all have enjoyed them.

    Dont mess up next week XXL.

  • Silly Willy

    Much love, Lana! You were lucky enough, as a woman, to have your mother. And I believe seeing her struggling must’ve made you so powerful, ambitious and strong. The role model was there.

    Me as a fatherless kid, used to see my mom being the dad and the mom at the same time. I swear I might lose my mind when fatherhood time will come for me, since I didn’t have any example, but my mom showed me that with love, passion and dedication, you can beat all the odds. And now, since I lost my mother 12 years ago, that thought is even more meaningful. On the flipside, I just hope I won’t let love destroy me like it has done my family…

    Love’s gonna get ya !………and my momma loves me….

    Thanks for this wonderful week, Lana! Appreciate it !

  • ty from linden blvd

    never knew that about you…i was always under the impression that your pops was your original manager,and that he helped put you and milk on(by the way aren’t you,milk and giz siblings?)

  • Brown Suga

    Thanks Lyte! I dont know how they will top this next week.

    • Smel

      co-sign completely

  • General

    Thanks Lyte for your thoughts and insight on hip hop and yourself this week…

  • P. Harris

    Thanks for sharing your life with us Lyte… truly enjoyed every blog…

  • Tony Grands

    His loss…..

    Thanks for building, Lyte.

    Good luck & God bless.

  • Ripper


    Milk & Giz are Lyte’s Step Brothers, Nat Robinson (her former manager) isn’t her Biological Dad.

  • shaun conner

    lyte you was always that woman in every man eyes dreams do come true and that is good that your dad was there some people dont have there dad {like me} keep makeing that cappaccino like you always did it show people we can do anything thing in life before i let you go you are a good looking black woman and smart please dont fall down its alot of us that dont know how to get up again thank for your listening ear god is good all the time your fan from 87-88 and now 2009 davenport iowa love you

  • El Tico Loco

    I appreciated how you were able to give us a little insight into the game. You saved the saved the guest bloggers after some talk about hip hop as commodity Michael Jackson Nada hoe talk of last week. Big day one fan over somewhere in my crates I got u, Audio 2, and Alliance on vinyl.


    it’s no fair she is leaving already she didn’t say bye in the post. maybe they going let her rock for another week. ms. lyte ask xxl to let you have this spot you deserve it.

    • BIGNAT

      sorry i meant to put Ms. Moorer

  • yoprince

    bet your father feels like a sucka.

    i mean i can feel going back to your wife but always love and show love to your kids as a man.

    did u ever forgive him and reconnect?