Ain't No Other

Ain't No Other

by MC Lyte


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Ain't No Other

Whenever a hardcore rapper becomes more commercial, hip-hop's hardcore is likely to cry "sellout." That's exactly what happened to MC Lyte when she increased her R&B/pop appeal with 1991's Act Like You Know. The album wasn't without grit or integrity and even had some strong sociopolitical numbers, but hip-hop purists can be every bit as rigid as jazz purists -- and they tend to be wary of any attempt to cross over. So in 1993, Lyte ditched the pop elements and emphasized hardcore rap on Ain't No Other. The song that did the most to define the album was "Ruffneck," a catchy, inspired single that found Lyte expressing her preference for ragamuffin street kids from the inner city. "Ruffneck" expressed Lyte's allegiance to hip-hop's hardcore, and she's equally rugged and hard-edged on tunes like "Fuck that Motherfucking Bullshit," "Hard Copy," and "Brooklyn." As a bonus track, First Priority includes a remix of "I Cram to Understand U," the song that had put Lyte on the map in 1987. Not earth-shattering but generally decent, Ain't No Other will appeal to those who prefer Lyte's more hardcore side.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/22/1993
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075679223029
catalogNumber: 92230
Rank: 14840

Album Credits

Performance Credits

MC Lyte   Primary Artist,Vocals
Master   scratching
Ian   Background Vocals
Kink Ez   Background Vocals
Lin Que   Background Vocals
Ali Stacey   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Audio Two   Producer,Engineer
John Klemmer   Sample Source
Pete Christensen   Engineer
Gary Clugston   Engineer
Aqil Davidson   Producer
Tyrone Fyffe   Producer
Franklin Grant   Producer,Engineer
K-Cut   Contributor
Carl Melton   Engineer
Markell Riley   Composer,Producer
Nat Robinson   Executive Producer
Keston Wright   Engineer
Backspin   Producer,Engineer
Scratch   Producer
Walter "Mucho" Scott   Composer,Producer
Funk   Producer
Frank Grant   Composer

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