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"I Chose To Be Better, Not Basic"




The Man

Rapsody's release "The Man" standout from Beauty and the Beast as a free 24 hr download.

Most Influential

Mountain Dew's Green Label list Rapsody as one of the most influential female emcees of all time.

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Rapsody's new EP is now available on itunes, Google play, Amazon and more.


Billboard Exclusive: Rapsody Crushes Villa's on New Track 'Godzilla,' Produced by 9th Wonder


Jamla Records' Rapsody is back with the new track "Drama," produced by Khrysis.

Behind The Beats

The Soul Council producer, Khyrsis, creates a beat for Rapsody's next single release #Drama.

EBONY Magazine

The 9th-Wonder protege on health, loving herself and what she won't do to make it in music.

Hard To Choose

HipHopDX premier's Rapsody's first release from Beauty and the Beast.


Rapsody delivers an effortless freestyle over Schoolboy Q's Hoover Street.

Hip Hop Wired

A Hip-Hop Golden Child Coming For Her Crown


USA TODAY rounds up six rappers you should have on your radar, one being Jamla's own Rapsody.

Time Will Tell

Ready why Time Magazine says Rapsody is one of 7 Female Rappers you should be listening to now.


HipHopDX Premiere. Rapsody reminds everyone that she's long surpassed Freshman status with the new visuals for "Betty Shabazz."


XXL Editor-in-Chief weighs in on why Rapsody wasn't a Freshman. What do you think?


Rapsody releases the lyrical "Roses" produced by Khrysis.

20 Best of All Time

XXL names Rapsody one of the 20 Best Female Emcees of all time.


Video world premiere for #ThankYouVeryMuch via 

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.


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

Betty Shabazz

The first release from #JamlaIsTheSquad compilation

She Got Game

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



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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.



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



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”.


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 Nottz.  For more info on Jamla visit


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.


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,, 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.”



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.


On August 20, 2013 Rapsody released her critically acclaimed mixtape,She Got Game, a Gangsta Grillz 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, 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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