It’s been eleven years since MC Lyte came through with a studio album. Preparations are underway for her to release something new some time next year. While female hip hop artists are few and far between, MC Lyte has a solid industry history and will hopefully bring her lyrical abilities back to the table. She is getting us ready for her return with the release of a visual for the second single, “Ball”.
The video for “Ball” premiered today on Billboard’s ‘The Juice‘. Directed by Ron Yuan, the video is a blend of old and new school with Lyte and Lil Mama both spittin’ lyrics on the track and dancing. The video sees Lyte sitting on her throne and dancing it up in a variety of locations with AV on deck to smooth out the hook. While Lyte has been out of the game for quite some time, it is interesting to see how she brings her flow to the ‘NOW’ with ease.
Lyte not only comes with bars but she comes with an agenda that includes putting a spotlight on her philanthropic efforts, her EducateOurMen initiative, and an agenda that will hopefully redefine hip hop’s global influence. It is great to see she’s still got it and hopefully she will bring all that and then some on this upcoming project. Press play to check out “Ball” below and check for her album some time next year.