Los Angeles, CA. MC Lyte's "LEGEND" album, her first in over eleven years, merges the classic sound of what made her initially popular together with the new, edgy, compelling sounds of the 21st century.
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. Details,
online pre-order options, listening parties, shows and appearances are at
www.mclyte.com. Future distribution of the album will be available through select media and brand partners at select hi-profile events worldwide.
Together with the assembly of 10 amazing musicians, this project puts the edge, truth and melody back into Hip Hop. From hard hitting kicks and snares that represent the genre of Hip Hop to the new pad sounds and synths that take the listener beyond this moment and the heavy bass lines that give way for Lyte's showcase of pure lyricism, LEGEND is a perfect combination of what WAS and what IS and it's ALL MC Lyte . . . current but still way ahead of her time.
"The comeback in itself is an art. On LEGEND, however, MC Lyte doesn't appear to have any jet lag," says THE SOURCE MAGAZINE in its review and exclusive premiere:
LEGEND PROMO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ou0_yaoJ4I&feature=youtu.be
|Omnivore MC Lyte Legend trailer
NEWEST SINGLE RELEASE FROM LEGEND:
"CHECK" is a classic display of MC Lyte's lyrical swag
wrapped in a beat reminiscent of the underground hip hop movement destined to please the most devoted of Lyte fans.
CHECK VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MQY4HReMQg&feature=youtu.be
|MC Lyte - Check
THREE PREVIOUS SINGLE RELEASES FROM LEGEND:
MC Lyte released "Ball" featuring Lil Mama & AV, a high energy, current track that solidifies MC Lyte's position on the Hip Hop throne of musical relevance.
BALL VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFCvuZCXQ4Q
|MC Lyte - Ball ft. Lil Mama & AV
MC Lyte's first Billboard charting single in 11 years and LEGEND's breakout single, the ground-breaking urban hit "Dear John," features Common and 10 Beats.
DEAR JOHN VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncNN8hnOCYs&feature=youtu.be
|MC Lyte - Dear John ft. Common & 10Beats - Official Video
"Dear John" is the anthem for #EducateOURMen, the signature scholarship initiative of Hip Hop Sisters Foundation, which presented three $50,000 scholarships during the Soul Train Music Awards to men of color (www.hiphopsisters.org/news).
Pictured at the 2014 Soul Train Music Awards Red Carpet with one of three winners are Hip Hop Sisters Foundation executives: Executive Director
, Treasurer/Partnership Chair
, Talent Manager
Creativity met soulful classic with the release of Cravin', produced in part by Michael Beardin, MD to the greats, including Lady Gaga and the late Michael Jackson.
CRAVIN VIDEO: http://youtu.be/gprxdz1RwiQ
|MC Lyte - "Cravin'" (OFFICIAL)