Act Like You Know [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Though highly respected in rap's hardcore, MC Lyte was never a platinum seller. Atlantic Records no doubt encouraged her to be more commercial on her third album, Act Like You Know -- a generally softer, more melodic, and often R&B-ish effort than either of her first two LPs. But even so, the album is far from a sellout -- Lyte's music still has plenty of bite, substance, and integrity. Like before, she's at her best when telling some type of story instead of simply boasting about her rapping skills. Especially riveting are "Eyes Are the Soul" a poignant reflection on the destruction caused by crack cocaine, "Lola at the Copa" a warning about how a one-night-stand ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Though highly respected in rap's hardcore, MC Lyte was never a platinum seller. Atlantic Records no doubt encouraged her to be more commercial on her third album, Act Like You Know -- a generally softer, more melodic, and often R&B-ish effort than either of her first two LPs. But even so, the album is far from a sellout -- Lyte's music still has plenty of bite, substance, and integrity. Like before, she's at her best when telling some type of story instead of simply boasting about her rapping skills. Especially riveting are "Eyes Are the Soul" a poignant reflection on the destruction caused by crack cocaine, "Lola at the Copa" a warning about how a one-night-stand can lead to AIDS; and "Poor Georgie," which describes a young man's life and death in the fast lane. Lyte's change of direction proved to be short-lived -- with her next album, Ain't No Other, she returned to hardcore rap in a big way.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/17/1991
  • Label: Atlantic Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075679173126
  • Catalog Number: 91731
  • Sales rank: 102,833

Album Credits

Performance Credits
MC Lyte Primary Artist, Vocals
Jeff Baxter Acoustic Guitar
Nick Kirgo Guitar
Bret "Epic" Mazur Drums
Reggie McBride Bass
Bob Shepard Saxophone
Bob Shephard Saxophone
Billy Trudell Background Vocals
Richard Wolf Guitar, Keyboards
Myron Glasper Background Vocals
Vanessa Townsell Background Vocals
Torrence Woods Background Vocals
Dana Eaves Vocals
Technical Credits
Audio Two Producer
Gizmo Engineer
Carlton Batts Mastering
Tracy Chisholm Engineer
Chris Fuhrman Engineer
Pal Joey Composer, Producer
Bret "Epic" Mazur Programming, Producer
Carmen Rizzo Engineer
Ivan Doc Rodriguez Engineer
Dwayne Sumal Engineer
Richard Wolf Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
The 45 King Producer
Yorum Vazan Engineer
Milk Dee Engineer
DJ Master Tee Producer, Engineer
King of Chill Producer, Engineer
Dee Jay Doc Composer, Producer
Dana Eaves Contributor
K-Rock Producer
DJ Master Tee Composer
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