New Rapsody Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


Stop Calling Rapsody the “Female Kendrick” [Feature ]

Rapsody's newly-released album, Laila’s Wisdom, is a stunning tapestry of soul and funk influences, of wisdom and Black womanhood, of celebrating life and survival. Rapsody made an album so human that tracks... Read More


Report Card: Rapsody Is Divine, Young Thug Is Wonderfully Eccentric, Wu-Tang Back? [Feature ]

There is simply too much music and not enough hours. Attempting to cover every notable and great album is difficult enough, but reviewing every notable and great song is simply impossible. Instead of a futile attempt at... Read More


Covered: Visual Artist pvtso Breaks Down Rapsody’s ‘Laila’s Wisdom’ Cover [Feature ]

The dream: your favorite artist appears in your inbox, saying they love your work. For the ever-talented visual artist pvtso (pronounced pat-so), this dream became a reality two years ago when someone from Jamla Records... Read More


Review: Rapsody’s ‘Laila’s Wisdom’ is a Gorgeous Panorama of the Modern-Day Black Woman [Feature ]

What I found magical about Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly is how he created an album that felt alive. Every musical shift is abrupt, every change sudden—it is being thrown down a... Read More


Report Card: Rapsody Brings the Funk, Post Malone Remains a Rockstar, Steve Lacy is Loud [Feature ]

There is simply too much music and not enough hours. Attempting to cover every notable and great album is difficult enough, but reviewing every notable and great song is simply impossible. Instead of a futile attempt at... Read More


“My Lane is Life Music”: A Candid Conversation with Rapsody [Feature ]

“Just leaving the Roc office,” Rapsody texted, a brief update that a bit more time was needed before our scheduled phone interview. I read the message while her 2011 mixtape, Thank H.E.R. Now, softly hummed... Read More


Rapsody Just Received the Ultimate Co-Sign from Busta Rhymes [Feature ]

When Kendrick Lamar hand-picked Rapsody to appear on To Pimp A Butterfly standout "Complexion (A Zulu Love)," he didn't need to tell the world he believed in the North Carolinian's talents; her mere presence on the... Read More


5 Overlooked Albums That Turn 5 This Year [Feature ]

2012 was a good year in hip-hop. Some even claimed it was the best year in hip-hop for a decade. Between Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city, Nas’ Life Is Good and Killer Mike’s R.A.P.... Read More


Imagining a Kendrick Lamar, Rapsody & Anderson .Paak Supergroup [Feature ]

As someone who writes about hip-hop, most of my thoughts about the hip-hop are based in reality. The news cycle, upcoming projects, poignant interviews—there's little time for speculation when there's a... Read More


Holy Sh*t You Need to Hear Rapsody & Ab-Soul’s “2 AM” [Feature ]

Rapsody has been on a roll since appearing on Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly. Over the last year-and-change, she’s performed on The Tonight Show, delivered a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR and joined the house... Read More


Rapsody Reminds Us the Fight Isn’t Over With New “Fire” [Feature ]

Following the results of Tuesday’s (November 8) presidential election, a multitude of artists have come out against victor Donald Trump in the form of open letters, tweets, and music. Recent Roc Nation signee and... Read More


The 5 Best Songs You Missed This Week [Feature ]

A lot happened this week. Donald Trump won the presidential election. A Tribe Called Quest released their first album in 18 years. Childish Gambino dropped a mesmerizing single from his upcoming album. Paul McCartney,... Read More


Can We Please Stop Calling Them “Female Rappers”? [Feature ]

I’ve been a fan of Young M.A for several years now, so when I saw she was doing a press circuit in NYC, I knew I had to check out a few of her larger interviews. My excitement quickly turned to disappointment,... Read More


Rapsody’s Six Year Journey to Signing With Roc Nation [Feature ]

I try to fight against the urge to equate signing with a major label to "making it," but let's not front, joining the house that Jay Z built is kind of a big deal. So when the news broke this past weekend that Rapsody... Read More


“I’m Floating”: Rapsody Talks “To Pimp A Butterfly” & Her Quietly Huge 2015 [Feature ]

"Oh yeah. I did Jimmy Fallon with Talib. Who forgets that shit?! I do! That's crazy. That's primetime TV, millions of viewers. Nobody just gets on Jimmy Fallon... and backed by The Roots. Man, my year was... Read More


Add-2 - Rewind ft. Rapsody [Stream]

In case you forgot that Jamla was, in fact, the squad, Add-2 and Rapsody are here to remind you on Rewind. Supported by Khrysis’ stellar production (featuring some great drums) the two Jamla emcees bring their “A... Read More


Rapsody - Don’t Need It (Remix) ft. Joey Bada$$ & Merna [Stream]

Longtime Booth fave Rapsody has released a remixed version of Don’t Need It, a standout selection off her Beauty & The Beast EP. The updated version of the Young Guru-produced cut features Pro Era leader Joey Bada$$... Read More


Rapsody - Believe Her ft. Merna [Stream]

Fresh off her appearance on the biggest album of the year (so far, I guess), Rapsody has decided to release a deluxe edition of her reader- and Booth-acclaimed Beauty and the Beast EP with three additional tracks. One of... Read More


Don Miguel - Forever (However) ft. Rapsody & Rashad [Stream & Download]

Many artists think long-term, However, Don Miguel wants his music to live Forever. Judging by his latest single, featuring Jamla rhymesayer Rapsody and frequent Stalley collaborator Rashad, that goal may not seem so lofty.... Read More


I Made A Mock Video Treatment For Rapsody’s “Forgive Me” [Feature ]

Though it was literally my last feature piece of 2014, the piece I did interviewing Rapsody and director Brian Petchers about what a Rap "Forgive Me" video might look like was one of my favorites of the year. I was... Read More


Rapsody - Godzilla [Stream]

Update: The Cam Be-directed visuals for Rapsody’s Godzilla single, filmed in South Africa, have been added. Though Rapsody‘s forthcoming EP promises to introduce us to Beauty & the Beast, it’s the... Read More


Rapsody - The Man / Different Problems Interlude [Stream & Download]

Still haven’t picked up a copy of Rapsody‘s latest EP? Maybe you just don’t like dope, lyrically insightful hip-hop. It’s OK; we all have our flaws. If that’s not the case, though, new single The... Read More


Rick Gonzalez ft. Rapsody - From Now On [Stream]

Fresh off earning rave reviews for last month’s Blu-assisted I Get Lifted, the TV star-turned-emcee formerly known as Realm Reality returns with another cut off his next indie full-length. The set’s second single,... Read More


Rapsody - Beauty and the Beast EP [Album]

With projects like She Got Game and (the appropriately titled) Idea Of Beautiful, Rapsody has shown her mastery of pure, no frills hip-hop. Under the guidance of 9th Wonder, she has helped Jamla Records become on of the best,... Read Full Review


Rapsody - Drama [Stream]

Update: The Cam Be-directed visuals for Rapsody’s Drama single have been added. Rapsody‘s next EP is just a few short weeks away from release but, for the Carolina phenom’s many loyal fans in the Booth,... Read More


Rapsody - Hard to Choose [Stream]

Any recording artist who achieves a modicum of success needs to make series of difficult decisions: sell out your principles for a chance at fame and fortune, or hang on to your artistic integrity? Voice your political views... Read More


Rapsody - Illuminaughty (Chinchilla) [Stream]

First in Flight State emcee Rapsody has been doing it big of late, but I figured it’d be a while yet before people started accusing her of secretly controlling the world. Which just goes to show, you can’t... Read More


Rapsody - Betty Shabazz [Stream]

Rapsody is the type of female who sits quietly in the front row of your class and steady gets good grades. But if you ever make the mistake of picking on her, she’ll embarrass you with the quickness and ferocity of a... Read More


Rapsody - Thank You Very Much [Stream]

When, not if, Rapsody accepts her first major award, we hope that they give her at least two minutes and thirty seconds. That should give her just enough time to perform her new video single, Thank You Very Much. Just in case... Read More


Black Girls Rock: The State of Women In Hip-Hop With Rapsody [Feature ]

I'm a hypocrite. After studying gender roles (especially in hip-hop) for a good chunk of my college career, I swore to myself that if given the chance, I would never help feed into the gross misrepresentations of... Read More


Jamla Records ft. Pete Rock, Lecrae & Rapsody - Be Inspired [Stream]

Has your muse been playing hooky lately? Hit play on Jamla Records’ latest compilation single and Be Inspired! OK, I can’t guarantee that a listen to this cut will free you of all creative blockages, but its... Read More


Rapsody ft. Wale - Dark Knights [Stream]

Over the last two weeks and change, heads in The DJBooth and beyond have been nodding along to warm-weather bangers from each member of the Jamla Records stable. Considering the uniformly stellar quality of previous Summer of... Read More


Pepsi Pulse Mixtapes of the Month: October 2013 [Feature ]

There was a time when mixtapes were loose collections of songs not good enough to make an album. Those days are over. In 2013, an age where artists recognize that the road to stardom is paved with free music, mixtapes have... Read More


Rapsody - Mass Hysteria [Stream]

Fresh off the late-September re-release of her She Got Game LP (available now for streaming/download in the Booth), First in Flight State phenom Rapsody returns with a fresh promo single sure to cause Mass Hysteria among her... Read More


Rapsody - She Got Game (No DJ Deluxe Version) [Album]

Comparisons can kill an artist. He or she sounds like him or her. He or she does this or that like him or her. Sure, those who came before influence each and every musician since the beginning of recorded music. Comparisons... Read Full Review


Rapsody ft. Chance The Rapper & Big K.R.I.T. - Lonely Thoughts [Stream]

As is evident from the often introspective content of her bars, Rapsody doesn’t mind spending time alone with her thoughts. Like all of us, though, she does crave company from time to time. On a new single off her... Read More


Rapsody ft. Phonte & Jay Electronica - Jedi Code [Stream]

With her Gangsta Grillz tape just hours away from release, Jamla Records rhymesayer Rapsody has liberated one last standout cut to whet fans’ appetites. Label boss 9th Wonder mans the boards on Jedi Code, pairing grimy... Read More


Rapsody - Kingship [Stream]

If you’re rocking a fitted, now would be a good time to remove it: as Rapsody puts it on her new single, “You’re in the presence of Kingship.” Whereas its predecessor, Never Know, was a team effort, this cut... Read More


Rapsody ft. Nipsey Hussle, Ab-Soul & Terrace Martin - Never Know [Stream]

With a new project on the horizon, NC emcee Rapsody is back to remind us that she is a quiet force to be reckoned with. If you’re familiar with her work, then you already know what’s up, as her new single Never... Read More


Rapsody ft. Mac Miller & Jared Evan - Generation [Stream]

Last week, Rapsody kicked off promotion for her forthcoming Gangsta Grillz tape (and brought her label’s Summer of Jamla series to a thrilling conclusion) with Dark Knights, a reader-acclaimed cut which found her... Read More


GQ ft. Rapsody & Rocki Evans - I Know [Stream]

I know a lot of things. I know how to write about rap songs, I know how to open a beer bottle with a set of keys, and I know anything GQ is involved in is going to be dope. For the Oakland representer’s latest single GQ... Read More


Big K.R.I.T. ft. Rapsody & Heather Victoria - Gettin’ Mine [Stream]

Big K.R.I.T. may have gone major, but he hasn’t forgotten his colleagues on the indie side of the industry. His first feature since the release of his Rich Dad, Poor Dad video back in November, promotional single... Read More


Buckshot x 9th Wonder ft. Rapsody - Shorty Left [Stream]

Having spent the first two song releases off his and 9th Wonder‘s next collaborative set, Stop Rapping and What I Gotta Say, respectively trashing sucker emcees and touting his own credentials, Buckshot switches gear to... Read More


Rapsody ft. Heather Victoria - The Drums [Stream]

Rapsody doesn’t need a DeLorean to travel back to 1996; simply throw on a boom-bap rhythm and the North Carolina spitter will find herself transported back to her hip-hop saturated youth. On The Drums, a new single off... Read More


Rapsody ft. Childish Gambino & GQ - Beautiful Music [Stream]

Whether it’s a Christmas bonus from your nine to five or a few bonus points from that game you’re obsessed with at Dave & Buster’s, the word “bonus” brings about nothing but jubilation and... Read More


Rapsody - The Idea of Beautiful [Album]

Ceaseless Jamla representer Rapsody has released her brand new album, The Idea of Beautiful. Featuring highly-rated singles "Believe Me," "Round Table Discussion" and "Nonfiction," the album features production from the... Read More


Rapsody ft. Mac Miller & The Cool Kids - Round Table Discussion [Stream]

From its inception, hip-hop has been all about edutainment—thus, listeners shouldn’t be surprised to see that Rapsody‘s borrowed the academic format of the Round Table Dicussion for her latest feature, single... Read More


Rapsody - Believe Me [Stream & Download]

Any hip-hop fan with the Booth bookmarked knows that Rapsody is a cut above your average emcee. Even so, her pockets ain’t exactly overflowing—not yet. On Believe Me, the inaugural video single off her next street... Read More


Rapsody ft. Raheem DeVaughn & Ab-Soul - NonFiction [Stream]

On many a hip-hop song the words “we got one” have been emphatically proclaimed, but the end result is sometimes less than desirable. For instance, Booth fave Rapsody‘s latest single NonFiction beings with a... Read More


Sean Boog ft. Khrysis & Rapsody - A Love Never Dies [Stream]

Since time immemorial, poetic talent has been regarded as issuing from a mysterious source well beyond human understanding—and, since the poets were mostly dudes, that supernatural wellspring of inspiration has typically... Read More


Big Remo ft. Rapsody - I’m Back [Stream]

While Big Remo has popped up on our pages in guest feature form, most recently alongside 9th Wonder and Raekwon on No Pretending, the Jamla emcee is making his solo debut today on our pages with I’m Back, which... Read More


9th Wonder & Rapsody Talk Culture (& Duke Basketball) Over Everything [Exclusive Video Interview] [Feature ]

On March 17, The DJBooth closed out SXSW with one of the livest showcases in the history of mankind, ever. DJBoothTV's own Jacques Morel was lucky enough to catch up with legendary producer 9th Wonder and the first lady... Read More


The Road to SXSW: Rapsody [Feature ]

The DJBooth is proud to announce that Rapsody will be rocking on our stage for this year's SXSW music festival in Austin. Rapsody is the new force in hip hop, blazing the trail for a new generation of emcees, showcasing... Read More


Rapsody - The Black Mamba [Album]

The first lady of Jamla Records, Rapsody, returns with yet another dope musical package, The Black Mamba. Featuring single Right Now, The Black Mamba runs the court with the same blend of skill and killer instinct of its... Read More


Rapsody - The Black Mamba [Album]

The first lady of Jamla Records, Rapsody, returns with yet another dope musical package, The Black Mamba. Featuring single Right Now, The Black Mamba runs the court with the same blend of skill and killer instinct of its... Read More


Rapsody - Right Now [Stream & Download]

Haven’t taken a listen to the inaugural leak off Rapsody‘s next street release? Best drop whatever you’re doing and experience it Right Now. This fresh, left-of-center selection finds the First in lilght... Read More


MMA ft. D’Vine, Conrizzle & Rapsody - The Way Out [Stream]

Last heard hooking up with Mr. Ivory Snow on Booth-premiered cut C.O.O.L., MMA returns to our pages with freshly-minted mixtape single The Way Out. Here, the Carolina repper trades verses with Conrizzle and Rapsody over... Read More


Rapsody - ABC [Video]

Jamla emcee Rapsody continues her verbal and visual onslaught with her new alphabetically inclined video, ABC. For more purely dope hip-hop be sure to cop Rapsody’s For Everything album, available for free stream and... Read More


Heather Victoria ft. Rapsody - Not Taking You Back [Stream & Download]

Fresh off this Tuesday’s release of her new, DJBooth-sponsored EP, up-and-coming soul songstress Heather Victoria returns to our pages to raise awareness of the project with a freshly-leaked standout cut. On Not Taking... Read More


Rapsody - For Everything [Video]

North Carolina representer Rapsody unveils her appropriately black and white new video for All Black Everything, featuring extensive cameos from the Jamla family. For more from Rapsody, be sure to cop her For Everything... Read More


GQ ft. Bluu Suede & Rapsody - Optimus Prime [Stream & Download]

In addition to being the name of the fearless leader of the Autobots, “Optimus Prime” translates from Latin to mean (roughly) “The Greatest, the First;” Needless to say, it’s a title that many a rapper would... Read More


Rapsody Offers “For Everything” for Streaming/Download via The DJBooth [Feature ]

New York, N.Y. -- First in Flight State emcee Rapsody is offering up her latest street release, the For Everything mixtape, for streaming and download via The DJBooth. The follow-up to summer's acclaimed Thank H.E.R. Now,... Read More


Jamla Records Presents: Rapsody - For Everything [Album]

North Carolina emcee Rapsody has joined forces with The DJBooth to bring fans her brand new digital album, For Everything. For Everything marks the Jamla emcee’s third solo release in less than a year, and is the... Read More


Rapsody ft. Freeway - A Cold Winter [Stream]

If you actually listen to Hip-Hop - and not just the five songs repeated on the radio everyday - then you’d know that there are other female rappers besides Onika Maraj. One in particular, Rapsody, has been ripping the... Read More