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DECEMBER 19

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“Ruffneck,” the first single from MC Lyte’s Ain’t No Other, is a rebuttal of accusations that she went soft with her ’92 summer hit “Poor Georgie.” Ain’t‘s ballistic style may leave listeners more stunned than satisfied, but even so, the disc proves that Lyte is one of rap’s more gifted lyricists, male or female. Sunday at 7 and 10 p.m. at the Bayou, 3135 K St. NW. $11-13. (202) 333-2897. (Bobby Hill)