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THANK YOU

Video world premiere for #ThankYouVeryMuch via Complexmag.com 

Murder By Numbers

Rapsody remixed Pusha T's Numbers On The Board. Listen Now.

Out of The Blue

Rapsody shares her "out of the blue" moment with Bentura Moscato in the March issue of XXL.

The Hip-Hop Fellow

Follow 9th Wonder's tenure at Harvard University in this new Kenneth Price film.

Artist on the Verge

New Music Seminar announced their “Class of 2014″ which included 100 up and comping artists including Rapsody.

Jamla Is the Squad

To give listeners a taste of what Jamla has to offer, 9th Wonder releases Jamla is the Squad.

Strike a Pose

XXL: Jay-Z and Rapsody smile for the camera.

Illuminaughty

Produced by 9th Wonder, listen to the second release from #JamlaIsTheSquad via RapRadar.com

Betty Shabazz

The first release from #JamlaIsTheSquad compilation

Most Important Tapes

HipHopDX list #SheGotGame as one of the most important tapes of 2013

XXL 25 Best of 2013

XXL list #SheGotGame as one of the 25 Best Mixtapes of 2013.

Year End Awards 2013

Rapsody receives "Slept on Artist of the Year" and runner-up for "Best Mixtape" via HipHopDX

2013 NPR Top 100

Rapsody's "Lonely Thoughts" makes NPR's Top 100

NBA Inside Stuff

The legendary Grant Hill shouts out Rapsody

Rapsody In Blue

Rapsody talks Duke Basketball and more.

Pepsi Presents

PULSE ON WHO’S NEXT: RAPSODY

The Cypher

OKP: Rapsody Represents in the Hip Hop Awards Cypher

Hip Hop Awards 2013

Behind The Cypher

XXL Review

XXL weighs in on She Got Game.

HipHopDX Review

Rapsody truly holds court, easily wedging herself in the conversation for Mixtape of the Year.

She Got Game

The Fader: Rapsody's She Got Game Mixtape hosted by DJ Drama is now available for download.

NPR First Listen

NPR features Rapsody's She Got Game and gives listeners a sneak peek of the project by way of…

Sway in the morning

Get in the Game: Rapsody Freestyles & Speaks on Meeting 9th Wonder

Billboard Exclusive

Rapsody's Wale-assisted, 'Dark Knights' premieres exclusively on Billboard

Rock The Bells 2013

9th Wonder & Rapsody added to the Rock The Bells Hip Hop Festival  

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INFLUENCES

Rapsody was influence by a wide array of artist from Michael Jackson and Luther Vandross, to Patti Labelle and her mother’s favorite, Tina Turner.  When she first saw MC Lyte’s “Poor George” video is when she says she knew she wanted to rhyme as she quoted, “Lyte showed me that women could do this and be just as good as the guys”.  She is was also heavily influence by Queen Latifah, A Tribe Called Quest, The Fugees, Nas, The Notorious B.I.G, Little Brother, Jean Grae, Common, and Mos Def to name a few.  But, she credits Jay-Z and Lauryn Hill as having the biggest influence on her of all artist.  Outside of music, artist like Nikki Giovanni, Maya Angelou, Phylicia Rashad, Cicley Tyson, Ruby Dee, and her parents had a large influence on her character.

 

KOOLEY HIGH

In 2006, Rapsody along with Charlie Smarts, Tab-One, The Sinopsis, Foolery and DJ Ill Digitz  formed Kooley High, which was the start of her music career.  While at NC State, they started a hip hop organization by the name of H2O for the sole purpose to create, share and have fun.  Boy, they could’ve never imagined where that organization would lead them. For more on Kooley High visit www.kooleyhigh.com

 

9TH WONDER

The summer of 2005, Rapsody wrote and recorded her first two songs for a compilation with the organization, H2O.  At that moment, group member Foolery was shadowing the legendary 9th Wonder and invited him to have a first listen to the project and lend any advice he deemed necessary.  As lone female Rapsody’s two songs played, coupled with a few pointers, 9th simply replied “she’s a star”.

JAMLA RECORDS

After seeing her perform and several meetings, Grammy Award-winning producer 9th Wonder signed Rapsody to his label, Jamla Records in 2008.  The label is made of Big Remo, Actual Proof, GQ, HaLo, The Away Team, Heather Victoria, and TP, as well as a production team by the name of, The Soul Council with producers Khrysis, Amp, Kash, E. Jones, Eric G and Fatin.  For more info on Jamla visit www.jamlarecords.com

THE B-GIRL

The world got it’s first big Rapsody listening by way of hidden interludes on 9th Wonder’s 2007 release, Dream Merchant II, in which she never gave her name.  This made it a mystery until her first solo release in 2010 with the mixtape, Return of the B-Girl.  The project featured Big Daddy Kane, Mac Miller, Rah Digga, among others and production by 9th Wonder, The Soul Council, and DJ Premier.  This would also mark the first of many recordings with Pittsburg emcee, Mac Miller.

 

MAC MILLER

The summer of 2011, following the release of her second mixtape, Thank H.E.R. Now, Rapsody embarked on a three week tour opening for Mac Miller on The Incredibly Dope Tour.  This project would also spawn their second recording and one of fan’s favorite, Extra Extra.  In addition to Mac Miller, the tape also featured guest appearances from Phonte, Estelle, Marsha Ambrosius, Jean Grae, Murs, Big K.R.I.T., and Raekwon among others.

ALBUM

On August 28, 2012, Rapsody’s debut album, The Idea of Beautiful, was released.  South African recording artist Nomsa Mazwai provided the framework for the sound of the album and is featured on 3 tracks.  Other features include Ab Soul, BJ The Chicago Kid, Mac Miller, The Cool Kids, Big Rube, and Childish Gambino.  The entire album was produced by 9th Wonder & The Soul Council.

REVIEWS

The Source devoted an article on Rapsody and The Idea of Beautiful.  In the article, they write,”For her debut project, The Idea of Beautiful captures the essence of Hip-Hop culture without compromise”, and dubbed her a “Rising Venus” in their Dec/Jan issue.  XXL stated, “if you want an emcee with the potential to create gold records that go beyond just numbers, then Rapsody is your dame.”  On the website, onwaxmagazine.com, they wrote,”not since Ms. Hill’s Miseducation has a female MC released a debut as equally cohesive and groundbreaking as Rapsody’s The Idea of Beautiful.”

 

PERFORMANCES

Rapsody has headlined Hot 97′s Who’s Next, performed BET Music Matters Showcases, as well as showcased her talents via a live show on BET’s 106 and Park. In 2013 she performed at Rock The Bells, and was a highlight in the BET Hip Hop Awards cypher. She’s shared the stage with legends and rising stars alike, but it’s her ability to captivate diverse audiences with her explosively dynamic live performance that sets her apart and has earned her much-deserved recognition.

GANGSTA GRILLZ

On August 20, 2013 Rapsody released her sixth studio project, titled She Got Game, a Gangsta Grillz mixtape hosted by DJ Drama.  The project features a star studded cast in Raekwon, Common, Ab-Soul, Nipsey Hussle, Chance The Rapper, Raheem DeVaughn, Mac Miller, Jared Evan, Wale, Mela Machinko, Problem, Gwen Bunn, and others. It was very well received by audiences receiving “Mixtape of the Year” runner-up recognition by Hip Hop DX, and XXL wrote “it’s quite the understatement to say that Rapsody is going to be the next hot rapper—she already is”.

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