MC Lyte has been in the hip-hop game for almost three decades, and she’s still going strong by bringing music lovers some true, thought-provoking lyricism. As one of the pioneers who helped put female rappers on the map, the New York native is very much here for all female MC’s who care about the craft, and that includes Iggy Azalea.
Lyte recently stopped by Hot 97 to talk with Ebro and Laura Stylez and, unlike some of her professional colleagues, she came to Iggy’s defense.
She explained why she feels the Australian rapper gets an undeserved bad rep in the game, stating, “I think Iggy’s style is different. I also…you know, people want to get on her because of wherever she’s from. Wherever she’s from really doesn’t matter. She has a love of the craft and of the art. The reason why I can say it and mean it is because one of the first tours I ever did was in Denmark, Copenhagen. Everybody in the audience looked just like her. Prior to going there, there were places here that we partied at. It was no, ‘You are this and I am that.’ It was everybody is one. Hip-hop is universal. No color lines.”