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Throwback Tuesdays: MC Lyte "Cappucino"

MC Lyte will probably always remain one of the most underrated MC's of all time. Of any gender--not just because she's female but rather hip-hop enthusiasts tend to forget about her too easily. But what a lot of critics and award shows never acknowledged was that during the '80's and early '90's, Lyte was one of the best story rappers in the genre. On par, or better, than Slick Rick, Nas, Too $hort, Kool G. Rap and anybody else who laid claim to being a story rapper.

She was fresh back in the day and this is easily one of my favorite tracks from her long list of throwback classics. And with the exception of Nas, unlike most of the artists on that list above,

Lyte can still freestyle and flow with the best of em.

--Jonathan Cunningham