MC Lyte – “Dope Style” | New Music

Taken from the upcoming Mick Boogie, Adidas, SLAM, and XXL collaboration mix #BrooklynOriginals honouring the Brooklyn Nets, “Dope Style” sees the return of veteran rhymer MC Lyte.

Proving that she’s still got it, the track title itself is a nod towards her famous diss song “10% Diss” [directed at MC Antoinette] where on the original 1988 hook she spit, “Cos I’ma run and tell your whole damn clan that you’re a…/ Beat biter, dope style taker/ Tell you to your face you ain’t nothin’ but a faker.” With a few tweaks the same line was also used by 2Pac‘s group Tha Outlawz on the infamous Notorious B.I.G. diss record “Hit ‘Em Up.”

Famed for being the first female emcee to drop a full-length album (1988’s Lyte As A Rock), it would have been an absolute travesty not to include the original Queen of Brooklyn hip-hop on a mix celebrating the newly relocated Brooklyn Nets. Produced by Caviar & OZ, the track hears Lyte get back to her grimy ways rhyming, “Some wonder can I do it without the cursing/ What the fuck for?/ Can’t a fly chick keep it real anymore?”

#BrooklynOriginals is set to drop October 31st.