Lyte as a Rock

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Lyte as a Rock
MC Lyte - Lyte as a rock.jpg
Studio album by MC Lyte
Released September 13, 1988 (1988-09-13)
Recorded 1987−1988
Genre Golden age hip hop
Length 38:29
Label First Priority Music/Atlantic Records
Producer Alliance, Audio Two, King of Chill, Prince Paul
MC Lyte chronology
Lyte as a Rock
Eyes on This
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (B) link
Rhapsody (favourable) link

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.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer Length
1. "Lyte vs. Vanna Whyte" Alliance 2:47
2. "Lyte as a Rock" Audio Two 4:17
3. "I am Woman" King of Chill 2:45
4. "Mc Lyte Likes Swingin'" Prince Paul 3:17
5. "10% Dis" Audio Two 5:00
6. "Paper Thin" King of Chill 5:14
7. "Lyte thee MC" Alliance 4:13
8. "I Cram to Understand U (Sam)" Audio Two 4:39
9. "Kickin' 4 Brooklyn" Audio Two 2:20
10. "Don't Cry, Big Girls" Audio Two 3:57


Chart (1988) Peak
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[2] 50


  1. ^ Coleman, Brian. Check The Technique: Liner Notes For Hip-Hop Junkies. New York: Villard/Random House, 2007.
  2. ^ "MC Lyte Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard.