Why MC Lyte Says Being a Female Hip-Hop Artist Was an Advantage

In 1988, Brooklyn-based rapper MC Lyte, just a teenager at the time, released an album called Lyte As a Rock. As the first popular solo female rapper, she was a music industry pioneer.

Looking back, MC Lyte tells Oprah: Where Are They Now?, she thinks being a woman in a male-dominated field may have been an advantage. Here, she explains exactly how her sex helped her carve a unique niche for herself.

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