Stevie Wonder is so sick of the civil unrest in America and has decided to release his first single in fifteen years titled “Can’t Put It In The Hands of Fate.” The living legend recruits today’s finest as Rapsody, Busta Rhymes, Cordae and Chika assist Wonder with his go-go infused protest music.
Never one to shy away from issues that plague the Black community, Rapsody drops a new single titled “12 Problems.” It’s a potent joint about police brutality from Roc Nation’s Reprise compilation.
D Smoke jumps on the remix for Rapsody’s “Afeni” from her stellar Eve album. With 9th Wonder’s smooth production and PJ Morton’s vocals, the duo salute women in this welcome revisitation of a standout off of Rapsody’s album.
To kick off the 2020 BET Awards, Public Enemy properly read the room and brought in Nas, Black Thought, Rapsody, YG and Jahi to revamp their classic song “Fight The Power.” As relevant now as it was 31 years ago, each emcee brings their own flavor to the 2020 version of the song.
Although unfairly snubbed from the Grammys, Rapsody keeps chugging along with her excellent Eve. An ode to the late mother of Tupac Shakur, Rapsody praises black women with the superb video for “Afeni.”
With Eve garnering incredible critical acclaim, Rapsody feeds the masses with a new video off the album. The Snow Hill emcee recruits Leikeli47 to put some verbal enhancement on the bouncy “Oprah.” Once again, we get powerful images of Black women as the two emcees make the dollas circulate.
North Carolina has become a hotbed for talent. The queen of the state is Rapsody and the JAMLA emcee releases the video for the album opener for her phenomenal Eve album with “Nina.” Powered by a Mark Byrd production that flips a sample of the late, great Nina Simone, Rapsody demonstrates why she’s one of hip hop’s finest, man or woman.
Rapsody is coming for necks with her next album. Following up the stellar Laila’s Wisdom, the North Carolina emcee is preparing to drop her next album Eve later this month. She drops off the lead single “Ibtihaj,” which pays tribute to Ibtihaj Muhammad. A member of the United States national fencing team, Ibtihaj became the first Muslim American woman to wear a hijab while competing for the US in the Olympics in 2016.
With production from 9th Wonder, guest spots from GZA and D’Angelo, along with cameos from Roxanne Shante and Mary J Blige, check out the stellar video for an album that is surely going to stake its claim when it drops in a few weeks.
Rapsody has been relatively quiet since dropping the stellar Laila’s Wisdom a couple of years ago. But to celebrate Mother’s Day, Rapsody looks to the ultimate TV mom in Phylicia Rashad for inspiration on the Buddy assisted and 9th Wonder produced “Phylicia.”
Could an album be on the horizon?
As we inch closer to the release of Smif-N-Wessun’s The All the dynamic duo drop “Ocean Drive” featuring Musiq Soulchild on the hook and a vicious rhyme from Rapsody. The All drops on February 22nd.