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Lyte As a Rock


Download links and information about Lyte As a Rock by MC Lyte. This album was released in 1988 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Rap genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 38:52 minutes.

Artist: MC Lyte
Release date: 1988
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Rap
Tracks: 10
Duration: 38:52
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No. Title Length
1. Lyte vs. Vanna Whyte 2:49
2. Lyte As a Rock 4:20
3. I Am Woman 2:49
4. MC Lyte Likes Swingin' 3:20
5. 10% Dis 5:02
6. Paper Thin 5:14
7. Lyte Thee MC 4:17
8. I Cram to Understand U 4:42
9. Kickin' 4 Brooklyn 2:22
10. Don't Cry Big Girls 3:57



MC Lyte burst onto the New York rap scene at age 17 with 1987’s “I Cram to Understand U,” a nuanced portrait of a girl falling in love with a boy who tries in vain to hide his drug addiction from her. The song appeared the following year on Lyte’s debut full-length, Lyte As a Rock, which is chock-full of classic songs. Produced by members of Audio Two and Alliance (other founding groups signed to First Priority Music, Lyte’s fledgling label), songs like “Lyte As a Rock,” “Paper Thin,” and “10% Dis” combine tough and creative beats with Lyte’s hard-hitting rhyme style. Unlike the female rappers who preceded her, Lyte refused to play on the conventions of femininity. She refused to be a novelty, and her authenticity won her the respect of New York's notoriously judgmental hip-hop establishment. Thanks to her integrity, fans didn’t hear Lyte As a Rock as a female rap album—they heard a classic New York rap album. So when Lyte did take a stand for women—on songs like “Don’t Cry Big Girls” and “I Am Woman”—people felt the full force of her message.