Hand picked records important to the history of Soul Strut.
Much has been discussed about Antoinette vs. MC Lyte here on Soul Strut. Who was the better golden era female MC? I'll let you decide. With all that said, NY-based female MC Antoinette got her start collaborating with super producer Hurby "Luv Bug" Azor in 1987 and had a couple tracks featured on his The House That Rap Built compilation (alongside Salt 'N Pepa). "Unfinished Business" was an Azor produced track that was released as a single only. Antoinette has been compared to the female version of Big Daddy Kane spitting funky rhymes over Azor's infamous 70s funk samples (ahhh the days before copyright infringement.) This has been heralded as one of the best female hip hop songs ever. Another track "Let's Take it to the Top" off her 1990 release Burnin' At 20 Below is also a front runner. God bless Golden Era Hip Hop!