2. MC Lyte “Paper Thin” (1988)

Album: Lyte as a Rock

Label: First Priority/Atlantic

Producer: King of Chill

Peter Rosenberg: “‘Lyte as a Rock’ is the first song I ever knew by MC Lyte, but ‘Paper Thin’ is the song that I think defines her most. Classic beat, classic Lyte. You could make an argument if you want, and it sounds crazy, but I really think you could make the case that MC Lyte is the number one female MC of all time. And it’s exemplified of ‘Paper Thin.’”