Rapsody delivers her new album titled Eve. Available for download and streaming, the female emcee.s latest music project lists 16 songs with guest features from Queen Latifah, J. Cole, Leikeli47, K.Roosevelt, D’Angelo, GZA, Mereba, Elle Varner, SiR, J.I.D and PJ Morton.
Rapsody’s second album highlights 15 strong black women who have influenced her in some way. From the “tomboy femininity” she admires in Aaliyah to the potent poetry of Maya Angelou, EVE truly captures who Rapsody is through the lens of some of her heroes.
“This album is coming out in a time where we’re really talking about what it means to be a black woman in America, and black women are really riding to the forefront in a lot things that we do,” Rapsody says. “People are looking more to us and appreciating us more. Our voices are being heard, whether it’s a part of the political arena or in hip-hop.”
“As artists it takes us awhile sometimes to figure out who we are, where we fit in, what our voice is,” she says. “I’ve been doing this for 10 years. I’ve grown in it musically, but I’ve grown as a person. I’ve learned more about life, I’ve learned more about myself, about the music business, about having legacy and longevity. You begin to see who you are and you own it and you become OK with it. I’ve found my lane and I know my place in the music. I know where I fit and you just walk it proudly. That’s kind of where I am.”
04 Oprah (feat. Leikeli47)
08 Maya (feat. K.Roosevelt)
09 Ibtihaj (feat. D’Angelo & GZA)
10 Myrlie (feat. Mereba)
11 Reyna’s Interlude
12 Michelle (feat. Elle Varner)
13 Iman (feat. SiR & JID)
14 Hatshepsut (feat. Queen Latifah)
15 Sojourner (feat. J. Cole)
16 Afeni (feat. PJ Morton)
Listen and download below.