Act Like You Know (MC Lyte album)

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Act Like You Know
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Studio album by MC Lyte
Released September 17, 1991 (1991-09-17)
Recorded 1990–1991
Length 62:18
MC Lyte chronology
Eyes on This
(1989)Eyes on This1989
Act Like You Know
Ain't No Other
(1993)Ain't No Other1993

Act Like You Know is the third album released by MC Lyte. It was released on September 17, 1991, for First Priority Records, distributed by Atlantic Records and featured production from big name producers, Audio Two, The 45 King, Epic Mazur and Richard Wolf. Act Like You Know had a softer, more R&B-like sound than her more hardcore albums, Lyte as a Rock and Eyes on This, and reviews were generally mixed. The album fell in the charts, only peaking at #102 on the Billboard 200 and #14 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, but two singles made it high on the Hot Rap Singles, "When In Love" made it to #3 on the Hot Rap Singles chart, while "Poor Georgie" made it to #1 on the chart and #83 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "When In Love" MC Lyte, Richard Wolf, Bret Mazur 3:58
2. "Eyes Are the Soul" MC Lyte, Richard Wolf, Bret Mazur 3:53
3. "Search 4 the Lyte" MC Lyte, King Of Chill 3:21
4. "Act Like You Know" MC Lyte, Richard Wolf, Bret Mazur 3:50
5. "Mickey Slipper (Interlude)" MC Lyte, Richard Wolf, Bret Mazur 1:36
6. "Poor Georgie" MC Lyte, Dee Jay Doc 4:30
7. "Take It Off" Spoonie Gee, Pal Joey, MC Lyte 4:51
8. "Beyond the Hype" MC Lyte, Richard Wolf, Bret Mazur 4:20
9. "All That" MC Lyte, Dana Eaves, Audio Two 3:10
10. "Big Bad Sister" MC Lyte, The 45 King 3:11
11. "Like that Anna (Interlude)" MC Lyte, Audio Two 0:53
12. "Kamikaze" MC Lyte, 45 King 4:10
13. "Can You Dig It" King Of Chill 3:15
14. "Like a Virgin" MC Lyte, 45 King 4:13
15. "Lola from the Copa" MC Lyte, Audio Two 3:04
16. "2 Young 4 What" MC Lyte, DJ Master Tee 3:32
17. "Absolutely Positively..... Practical Jokes" MC Lyte, 45 King 3:42
18. "Another Dope Intro (Interlude)" MC Lyte, Richard Wolf, Bret Mazur 0:43
19. "K-Rock's the Man" (CD only Bonus Track)   2:05
Total length: 62:18


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (3-star Honorable Mention) [1]


Chart (1991) Peak
US Billboard 200[2] 102
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[3] 14