MC Lyte is Still Checking Mics Effortlessly. Just Watch (Video)

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“When you say you love me, it doesn’t matter. It goes to my head as just chit chatter.” Ever since MC Lyte uttered those words on 1988’s “Paper Thin,” the game changed. Lyte burst onto the scene as one of the hardest-spitting MCs around (male or female). She also was at the vanguard of a new era for women in Hip-Hop, becoming the first female MC to release a full album with that year’s Lyte as a Rock.

Twenty-seven years later, not much has changed. Lyte is still capable of going toe to toe with anyone when it’s about those bars. The veteran MC is hard at work on her eighth album, aptly-titled Legend, which will be released on April 18th (including in limited edition vinyl). The album will be her first in twelve years. After stellar releases like “Dear John” with Common last year, Lyte returns with her latest, “Check.” Take a look at the lyric video.

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