MC Lyte – ‘Legend’ LP To Be Released In Conjunction With National Record Day

MC Lyte releasing ‘Legend’ LP tomorrow for 24 hours only.

MC Lyte - 'Legend' LP To Be Released In Conjunction With National Record Day

MC Lyte’s new album, Legend, her first in over eleven-years, merges the classic sound of what made her an international superstar; together with the new, edgy, compelling sounds of the 21st century.  

Growing up and maturing–both personally and artistically–in one era, and attempting to flourish in a subsequent one isn’t a challenge that should be taken lightly. On Legend, however, MC Lyte doesn’t appear to have any jet lag.

Lyte’s buzzing singles from Legend are shining examples. Paired with Lil Mama and young R&B talent AV on “Ball,” MC Lyte shows off an updated flow, bending and twisting rhymes over an uptempo beat most of today’s artists shy away from, every word of every bar both audible and crisply delivered. The chart-topping “Dear John” doubles as the anthem for Lyte’s #EducateOurMen scholarship program–is a stark contrast in tempo but not in execution. Lyte raps alongside Common and pleads with young men troubled with life obstacles to stay the course.

The true jewels, however, are hidden in the depths of Legend’s tracklist. “Last Time” is an automatic standout, somewhat of a woman’s counterpart to “Dear John.” The well-timed record offers sympathy for women emotionally chained down by dysfunctional relationships, and a lyrical light at the end of the tunnel. Similarly, records like “Cravin” and “Wanted” are feel good, summer BBQ records that help illustrate Lyte’s songwriting ability, which has evolved over time, as has her ability to keep her content fresh, unique and impactful. 

Legend features guest appearances from Common, Faith Evans, Lil Mama, Kenny Lattimore, Coko & more and is a showcase of pure lyricism, a perfect combination of what WAS and what IS—and it’s ALL MC Lyte….current but still way ahead of her time. On National Record Store Day, make sure you grab your copy of Legend, the 8th and defining album by MC Lyte.

Legend will be available for one day in Vinyl format only (with digital downloads for album purchasers) at independent record stores nationwide as a part of Record Store Day.

You can purchase MC Lyte’s Legend For One Day Only Starting Now At: 

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