MC Lyte on the ‘freedom’ of today’s women in hip hop compared to the golden era
The embodiment of hip hop, Brooklyn’s own MC Lyte has been moving crowds for over 30 years, and is revered as one of the genre’s most respected lyricists, among both men and women who rock the mic.
With an unmistakable ear for music, the wordsmith plays curator during her latest gig with Red Bull Radio, crafting her Choice Mix after essential women throughout the genre, from good friend and fellow Golden Era MC, Queen Latifah, to Billboard’s 2020 Woman of the Year, Cardi B.
“I took the mix around the world,” Lyte, born Lana Moorer, told Page Six. “We went to Africa, we went to Columbia, we started in the US and ended in the US, but I was able to span over four decades of women within hip hop.”