Lyte as a Rock

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Lyte as a Rock
MC Lyte - Lyte as a rock.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 13, 1988 (1988-09-13)
GenreGolden age hip hop
LabelFirst Priority Music/Atlantic Records
ProducerAlliance, Audio Two, King of Chill, Prince Paul
MC Lyte chronology
Lyte as a Rock
Eyes on This
Singles from Lyte as a Rock
  1. "Paper Thin"
    Released: 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Philadelphia Inquirer4/4 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3.5/5 stars[3]
The Village VoiceB[4]

Lyte as a Rock is the debut album of American rapper MC Lyte. released in 1988. In 1998, the album was listed in The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums. The album is broken down track-by-track by MC Lyte in Brian Coleman's book Check the Technique.[5]

Track listing[edit]

1."Lyte vs. Vanna Whyte"Alliance2:47
2."Lyte as a Rock"Audio Two4:17
3."I am Woman"King of Chill2:45
4."Mc Lyte Likes Swingin'"Prince Paul3:17
5."10% Dis"Audio Two5:00
6."Paper Thin"King of Chill5:14
7."Lyte thee MC"Alliance4:13
8."I Cram to Understand U (Sam)"Audio Two4:39
9."Kickin' 4 Brooklyn"Audio Two2:20
10."Don't Cry, Big Girls"Audio Two3:57


Chart (1988) Peak
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[6] 50

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Theakston, Rob. "Lyte as a Rock – MC Lyte". AllMusic. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  2. ^ Tucker, Ken (May 22, 1988). "Debut album of rapper MC Lyte". The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  3. ^ Harris, Keith (2004). "MC Lyte". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. p. 526. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (July 26, 1988). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved January 9, 2018.
  5. ^ Coleman, Brian. Check The Technique: Liner Notes For Hip-Hop Junkies. New York: Villard/Random House, 2007.
  6. ^ "MC Lyte Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard.