MC Lyte Sets the Game Straight on ‘Legend’ [ALBUM REVIEW]
Posted on May 6, 2015
MC Lyte is back (yesssss). The hip-hop legend is coming to snatch today’s rappers by their edges and let them know who the real queen of lyricism is.
On Legend, Lyte made the album super exclusive by releasing it with a modified “surprise release”, somewhat reminiscent of what Beyoncé and D’Angelo have done, but in her case, the album was only available for download one day with the option for in-person purchases at listening parties and concerts. The album itself is a creative, soulful, real, conscious, and classic body of work, boasting an impressive slate of features that highlights industry heavyweights and gives exposure to lesser known artists. But most importantly, Legend is crafted around giving Lyte room to just flow.
I took the liberty of reviewing it track-by-track. You’re welcome.