MC Lyte is Top 15 Greatest Emcee of All Time
Where she ranks is a matter of opinion, of course. She's one of my favorites and this is where she ranks to me. I won't get into who she's above or below. Notice I didn't say, female emcee, because there's no reason to separate male and female emcees. They both do the same work and that's rock the crowd if they're good.
MC Lyte is exceptional at rocking the party that rocks the body. She is what hip-hop is all about. Battle rhymes are cool but moving the crowd is what it will always be about to me.
The MC Lyte Hip-Hop joints playlist is her claim to fame and G.O.A.T. status. Let me know if I missed an essential track in the comments below.