The Very Best of MC Lyte [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Rhino's 2001 collection The Very Best of MC Lyte is an excellent summary of MC Lyte's recordings for Atlantic records. The collection balances her career quite nimbly, with four tracks from her 1988 debut Lyte As a Rock, five from 1989's Eyes on This, three from 1991's Act Like You Know, two from Ain't No Other, and one from Bad As I Wanna B, with her guest appearance on Foster/McElroy's "Dr. Soul," and the Bad Boy remix "Cold Rock a Party" rounding out the compilation for good measure. The decreasing returns from each subsequent album signals that MC Lyte's material did dip as the '90s wore on, but this does contain credible highlights from those records, while...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Rhino's 2001 collection The Very Best of MC Lyte is an excellent summary of MC Lyte's recordings for Atlantic records. The collection balances her career quite nimbly, with four tracks from her 1988 debut Lyte As a Rock, five from 1989's Eyes on This, three from 1991's Act Like You Know, two from Ain't No Other, and one from Bad As I Wanna B, with her guest appearance on Foster/McElroy's "Dr. Soul," and the Bad Boy remix "Cold Rock a Party" rounding out the compilation for good measure. The decreasing returns from each subsequent album signals that MC Lyte's material did dip as the '90s wore on, but this does contain credible highlights from those records, while her hardcore golden-age recordings -- "10% Dis," "I Cram to Understand U," "Kickin' 4 Brooklyn," "Cha Cha Cha," "I Am the Lyte," "Shut the Eff Up! (Hoe)" -- still stand as fresh, powerful hip-hop. The first two records still hold their own, but this is a very good sampler and introduction in its own right.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/28/2009
  • Label: Rhino Flashback
  • UPC: 081227985219
  • Catalog Number: 74379
  • Sales rank: 27,912

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 10% Dis (5:02)
  2. 2 I Cram to Understand U (4:44)
  3. 3 Paper Thin (5:14)
  4. 4 Kickin' 4 Brooklyn (2:22)
  5. 5 Dr. Soul - McElroy (4:36)
  6. 6 Cha Cha Cha (3:01)
  7. 7 Cappucino (3:55)
  8. 8 I Am the Lyte (4:02)
  9. 9 Shut the Eff up! (Hoe) (5:48)
  10. 10 Stop, Look, Listen (3:15)
  11. 11 Poor Georgie (4:30)
  12. 12 When in Love (3:58)
  13. 13 Eyes Are the Soul (3:54)
  14. 14 Ruffneck (3:57)
  15. 15 Keep on, Keepin' On - Xscape (4:31)
  16. 16 Cold Rock a Party - Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott (4:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
MC Lyte Primary Artist
Jeff Baxter Acoustic Guitar
LaMarquis Mark Jefferson Bass
Bret "Epic" Mazur Drums
Reggie McBride Bass
Bob Shepard Saxophone
Xscape Track Performer
Myron Glasper Background Vocals
Vanessa Townsell Background Vocals
Torrence Woods Background Vocals
Kandi Burruss Vocals
Tamika Scott Vocals
Technical Credits
MC Lyte Composer
Sam Cooke Composer
Nile Rodgers Composer
Milk Composer
Keith Blake Remastering
Gary Clugston Engineer
Sean "Puffy" Combs Producer
Aqil Davidson Producer
Jermaine Dupri Producer
Epic Soundtracks Producer
Denzil Foster Arranger, Producer
Chris Fuhrman Engineer
Franklin Grant Engineer
Bill Inglot Producer
Marley Marl Composer, Producer, Engineer
Bret "Epic" Mazur Programming
Thomas McElroy Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Markell Riley Composer, Producer
Ivan Doc Rodriguez Engineer
Dan Sheehan Engineer
Phil Tan Engineer
Doug Wilson Engineer
Richard Wolf Composer, Producer
Keston Wright Engineer
Shlomo Sonnenfeld Engineer
Yorum Vazan Engineer
Mikkey Dee Engineer
Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie Producer
Stevie J. Producer
Rashad Smith Composer, Producer
King of Chill Composer, Programming, Producer
Sevie Bates Art Direction
Steve Woolard Discographical Annotation, Annotation
Dee Jay Doc Producer
Shannita Williams-Alleyne Liner Notes
Pat Kraus Remastering
Walter "Mucho" Scott Composer, Producer
Shawn Amos Editorial Coordinator
Daniel Goldmark Editorial Research
Tameka "Tiny" Cottle Contributor
Mario Alberto Rodriguez Engineer
Mikey Dee Engineer
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