Put some respect on MC Lyte’s name. This legendary emcee is one of Hip-Hop’s pioneer feminists! Lyte deserves her flowers because she is EASILY one of Hip-Hop’s mothers and everyone knows. Lyrically Lyte is everything in a bag of potato chips. Period.
From her era, a lot of female rappers were overlooked for the most part until rappers like Lyte, Roxanne Shanté, Queen Latifah, Minnie Love, etc etc came onto the scene.
These ladies and so many more are responsible for unapologetically going toe to toe with the men of hip-Hop, & giving them that strict competition. That’s worthy enough of all of the flowers in the world.
Lyte’s work has been sampled in some of the most amazing hip-hop records ever.
Collaborations with MC Lyte are always lit! YOU WANT LYTE ON THE TRACK. 🔥🙌🏾
Albums Released: Lyte as a Rock, Eyes on This.
When Lyte was 17, she released her first single “I Cram to Understand U (Sam).” The song discussed the crack epidemic & its effects on relationships.
MC Lyte released her debut album “Lyte As A Rock” in 1988, being one of the first solo female rappers to do so. Her second album “Eyes on This” was released the next year! She had bops on her hands with “Cha Cha Cha,” & “Cappuccino.”
Albums Released: Act Like You Know, Ain’t No Other, Bad As I Wanna B, Seven & Seven.
With Lyte’s album “Act Like You Know” she had more of a R&B like sound with New Jack Swing flavor compared to her previous hardcore records. One of my favorites from this album is “Poor Georgie.”
Lyte continued to drop gem after gem throughout the 90s, like her song “Ruffneck” for example.
Albums Released: Da Undaground Heat, Vol. 1.
Lyte’s only album in the 2000s, showcased the old school appeal she’s known for.
Albums Released: Legend.
Lyte still releases music to this day, & it is still Fire!
Mc Lyte is everything you should want from a lyricist, & it’s a shame how underrated I feel she is in today’s world of music fans. The REAL knows what’s up though.
Lyte has a role in paving a way for female rappers to be above the men of the rap industry, & actually being better than the majority of them. She’s a queen y’all need to speak more about. Period! -MJ