Da Undaground Heat, Vol. 1 is the seventh studio album and ninth album released overall by MC Lyte. It was released on March 18, 2003 for iMusic and was produced by Maad Phunk, Gerard Harmon, Fred Crawford, Keith Wilkins and MC Lyte. Da Undaground Heat was MC Lyte first independent album and her first studio release after her departure from EastWest Records five years prior. The album peaked at No. 95 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in the U.S.