FlashBack Friday: MC Lyte – Cold Rock A Party

This weeks flashback friday jam goes to MC Lyte with her hit single “Cold Rock A Party (Bad Boy Remix)” featuring Missy Elliott off her fifth studio album Bad As I Wanna B.   The lead single was produced by Sean ‘Puff Daddy’ Combs and written by Missy Elliott and sampled Diana Ross’ 1980 hit “Upside Down”.

The song became MC Lyte’s second highest charting single in the U.S. after her previous single “Keep On, Keepin’ On“, peaking at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also became a hit in several other countries, including New Zealand where it reached No. 1. “Cold Rock a Party” was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of 500,000 copies on February 19, 1997. To date, it is MC Lyte’s last single to reach the Billboard Hot 100 or receive a gold certification.  Take a look at the music video below:

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