MC Lyte releasingÂ ‘Legend’ LPÂ tomorrow for 24 hours only.
MC Lyteâ€™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. Â
Growing up and maturingâ€“both personally and artisticallyâ€“in one era, and attempting to flourish in a subsequent one isnâ€™t a challenge that should be taken lightly. On Legend, however, MC Lyte doesnâ€™t appear to have any jet lag.
Lyteâ€™s buzzing singles from Legend are shining examples. Paired with Lil Mama and young R&B talent AV on â€œBall,â€Â MC Lyte shows off an updated flow, bending and twisting rhymes over an uptempo beat most of todayâ€™s artists shy away from, every word of every bar both audible and crisply delivered. The chart-topping â€œDear Johnâ€Â doubles as the anthem for Lyteâ€™s #EducateOurMen scholarship programâ€“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 Legendâ€™s tracklist. â€œLast Timeâ€ is an automatic standout, somewhat of a womanâ€™s counterpart to â€œDear John.â€ 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 â€œCravinâ€ and â€œWantedâ€ are feel good, summer BBQ records that help illustrate Lyteâ€™s songwriting ability, which has evolved over time, as has her ability to keep her content fresh, unique and impactful.Â
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 Lyteâ€™s Legend For One Day Only Starting Now At: http://www.mclyte.comÂ