What has happened to female MCs? It really is a sad commentary on hip hop that we don’t see sisters front and center as we did back in the day. In that heyday when women were making inroads from every direction into Hip Hop’s hallowed, sacred and misogynistic halls, we were blessed with some ruff, rugged and raw sisters! And MC Lyte was the president!
This young girl with the hype pageboy hairdo (I really loved her hair) had a wicked, smooth, spare flow! The Lyte was a laser, focused, spiting only the words that were necessary to get her point across! Her style was agressive but not too aggressive–just enough. Check her again on Cha Cha Cha doing her thing with an 89 swing! The Lyte was shining bright amongst all MCs– male and female!
One wonders how such a tiny lil bit of a girl could bring it so strong in this hyper aggressive, male dominated genre? Well she told you, she’s Lyte….As a Rock!