6. Few female MC's get the genuine respect that MC Lyte does. She has released 7 studio albums with 2 of them 'Bad As I wanna Be' and Act Like You Know' reaching gold status. Lyte was light years ahead of her time. Records like 10% Diss and Cram To Understand You really showcased her battle rap talents as an MC. The beat on her classic record Paper Thin is still one of the hardest hitting street records of all time. Party anthems like Ruff Neck helped her achieve mainstream appeal. But it was reality records such as Poor Georgie that showed that Lyte could make a hit record while touching on a serious subject matter. MC Lyte also excelled at remaining relevant. From the New Jack Swing late 80's into the 'RuffNeck 90's she was there. Even in the 'cristal club popping big willie late 90's, and into the now era, Lyte has found a way to fit in perfectly with class and respectability.