The great thing about my job is that I get to write about Hip Hop artists I genuinely admire. There’s no editor forcing me to spit out some BS fluff piece about Young this or Lil’ that. At the end of the day, no matter how long I’ve been in this game, I’m a die-hard Hip Hop head who still considers himself a fan of rap music and has the utmost respect for this culture and art form. So when the opportunity presented itself to interview one of my favorite MC’s, I eagerly jumped to it!
Jamla Records’ First Lady, Rapsody is making much noise with her latest EP, Beauty and the Beast. With production from Eric G, Nottz, Khrysis, and Jamla President 9th Wonder, the album packs a punch from start to finish. However, Rapsody’s heartfelt lyrics and intricate wordplay make this project one of the best albums of the year.
Rapsody and I spoke for almost an hour. Despite some minor technical issues that come with the magic of video chats, we managed to cover a lot of ground ranging from her personal journey as an evolving artist to her thoughts on the entertainment industry. So sit back and enjoy. Welcome to Rapsody’s world!
Sebastien Elkouby is a creative consultant, speaker, Hip Hop culture historian, freelance writer, and award-winning educator. For more info, go to SebIsHipHop.com or contact him at [email protected]. Find him on Twitter at SebIsHipHop.