Archive | Feb 03, 2018

Certain Songs #1119: MC Lyte – “Cappucino”

Album: Eyes on This
Year: 1989

I wasn’t a regular watcher of either 120 Minutes or Yo! MTV Raps, but I definitely tuned in to each on occasion, and I’m pretty sure it was on the latter program where I first encountered MC Lyte’s hallucinatory fever dream “Cappucino.”

After walking into a cafe on the Westside for a cup of the titular drink, Lyte finds herself in the middle of a drug deal, and killed in the crossfire.