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I Used to Love Her: The De-Evolution of the Female Emcee (Part 2)

Part 2:

All Hail the Queens


In the late 1980s, a single brazen female changed the entire game. MC Lyte, the first solo female rapper to release a full album, introduced a sound as smooth as cappuccino, with hardcore lyrics that raised the bar for every serious rapper who wanted to stay in or join the rap game- male or female- without any costume changes.