Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Video of the Day: MC Lyte "Paper Thin"
MC Lyte, one of the best rappers ever, the reason that I wanted a Jetta for the longest time, the reason that I only dated chicks with her signature hairstyle, the one and only wordsmith herself. In an age where females have to not only dumb down their lyrics for fame and fortune, and possibly put a snapshot of their ovaries in the liner notes of their album, MC Lyte is sadly a dying breed to say the least. Even though I totally hated that fucking "Rough Neck" song, not because it was particularly bad but because it had women glorifying the image of what a thug was and most of those pussies can't fight anyway. Despite that misstep, I have always had the utmost respect for Lyte, for the path she blazed, her classic music, and the fact that the words "DO NOT SAY SHIT UNTIL YOU WRITE YOUR OWN RHYMES!!!" should be the top Hip Hop Commandment.