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After the pop-rap concessions of Act Like You Know, MC Lyte left Atlantic and returned to the sound of pure street rap on 1993’s Ain’t No Other. She sounded so incensed on the leadoff single, “Ruffneck,” that many fans couldn’t help but feel that the album represented the joyous release of long-repressed rage. Just as Lyte had fit in easily among late-'80s emcees like Rakim, Biz Markie, and Big Daddy Kane, she fit easily within the new generation of jazz-inflected street rap heralded by Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Main Source, and Redman. She completely sinks her teeth into every track on this album, from “Brooklyn” to “Ain’t No Other” and even the slowed-down “I Go On.” In a year when Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg were under a storm of criticism for their use of the word “bitch,” Lyte jumped into the fray and completely upended the gender conversation with songs like “F**k That Motherf**king Bitch” and “Steady F**king.” She came on stronger than almost any other rapper alive. Even extemporizations like “Hard Copy” and “Who’s House” turned out to be some of the album’s best tracks, simply for their spontaneous energy.

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How is this possible??

How am I the first person to write a review for a MC Lyte album? This is a disgrace, MC Lyte was a pioneer of her time. Not to mention she is one of the greatest female rappers of all-time. So anyone who might not know her, buy any of her albums, they are all great. People need to be exposed to real hip-hop.


I highly reccomend you buy this cd with lyrics you have never heard before(Awsome)

ahhh SNAP!!

wow! this album jus took me BAAAACCKKK!! no dout MC Lyte is a pioneer of hip/hop! dang back in the day when i read word up! and black beat!! when rap was still good!!


Born: October 11, 1971 in Queens, New York, NY

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

MC Lyte was one of the first female rappers to point out the sexism and misogyny that often runs rampant in hip-hop, often taking the subject head on lyrically in her songs and helping open the door for such future artists as Queen Latifah and Missy Elliott. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Lyte began rhyming at the age of 12, which eventually led to a single, "I Cram to Understand U," which led to a recording contract with the First Priority label. MC Lyte's debut full-length, Lyte As a Rock, surfaced...
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