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MC Lyte’s “Lyte as a Rock” was the first hip-hop album by a solo female rapper

MC Lyte was the first solo rapper to release her own, full-length album, Lyte As A Rock. MC Lyte’s debut album “Lyte as a Rock” was released on September 13, 1988 by First Priority Music/Atlantic Record. The album was produced by Alliance, Audio Two, King of Chill and Prince Paul. Lyte as a Rock peaked at No. 50 on the Billboard US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

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MC Lyte's “Lyte as a Rock” was the first hip-hop album by a solo female rapper

MC Lyte’s Lyte as a Rock tracklist

  1. “Lyte vs. Vanna Whyte”
  2. “Lyte as a Rock”
  3. “I am Woman”
  4. “Mc Lyte Likes Swingin'”
  5. “10% Dis”
  6. “Paper Thin”
  7. “Lyte thee MC”
  8. “I Cram to Understand U (Sam)”
  9. “Kickin’ 4 Brooklyn”
  10. “Don’t Cry, Big Girls”

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