BY: GABY MORENO
Release Date: August 23, 2019
Buy/Stream album: All streaming platforms
Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,
Today I will be reviewing Rapsody’s album titled, “Eve”. I am a little late on this review. Rapsody created an amazing body of work! She dedicated this album to legends who happen to be dope Black Women that inspired her! I truly love this project it is definitely on my list of Best Albums of 2019! I loved the spoken word at the end of some of the tracks by the talented poet and Author Reyna Biddy! As a songwriter and poet myself I had been thinking of releasing a Spoken Word EP and when I heard this album I fell in love!
The album consists of 16 tracks each titled after legendary Black Woman. Rapsody uses what each woman is known for and raps about her life and how she has a little of all these woman in her! My favorite track of this project is the first track, “Nina“. This track is titled after the amazing singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone which samples her famous song, “Strange Fruit”. Rapsody raps about her perseverance, showing us how she is a product of Nina. Rapsody goes off!! Favorite verse is on this track! Another dope track, “Aaliyah” is an amazing homage song to Aaliyah. Rapsody talks about how she stands out and is okay with who she is. She spits, “I don’t care what you got to say about me no more/ Double dutchin’ when I’m tuckin’ and my back on the ropes/I be chillin’, ain’t got no feelings when I’m ridin’ the slope/Skeezer’s gon’ be skeezers, I’m just dope/I’m here to shake the system up, we gon’ rock the boat/’Cause I’m that somebody that you still need to know!”.
Then you got a more upbeat and trap like beat for the song, “Oprah“. She raps about being successful like Oprah! It is a very dope song with a catchy hook. This is more of a mainstream track, but Rapsody still brings her bars! This features the dope emcee Leikeli47 who also goes in! I honestly love all the tracks. But the other track that I fell in love with last year that happened to be added to this project is, “Sojourner” ft. J Cole. Rapsody has been working on this project for over a year. She did mention since the inception of this album she knew her next project would be dedicated to woman that have impacted her, so it makes sense this track was added. J. Cole kills his feature like always and Rapsody also brings the heat. Definitely a very introspective track!
Rapsody has been killing the game lyrically and always creating dope conceptual albums! Although I didn’t really start following her journey until 2017, I knew she was going to do great things! Specially when she dropped her Grammy Nominated album, “Laila’s Wisdom”, that was an amazing album! She is a great storyteller and just simply put has bars! Her pen game is unmatched! She does not get the appreciation she deserves. I read online someone said she is not underrated she is under-appreciated and I agree! I think other Hip Hop fans are starting to open their eyes and see she is a lyrical beast! Go cop this album I got my copy! Do not sleep on this project!
Thank you for reading my album review! Hope you all enjoyed it! Until next time horror fiends and hip hop heads! While you’re at it follow my blog on social media @7octoberz on Instagram and Facebook! Also follow me on Spotify, Itunes, Anchor.fm/7octoberz, Google Play Music to listen to my audio content under: “Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue” .