Thursday, April 24, 2014

FEMALE RAPPER SPOTLIGHT- RAPSODY

SUPER PRODUCER 9TH WONDER FOUND A JEWEL IN NORTH CAROLINA AND HER NAME IS RAPSODY.  RAPSODY HAS HER OWN STYLE, WHICH I LOVE.  HER FLOW IS CALM AND LAID BACK BUT HER WORDPLAY IS SO WITTY.  SHE COMBINES DIFFERENT RHYMING PATTERNS.  I ALSO LIKE THE FACT THAT HER RHYMES MAKE SENSE,  IT'S NOT A BUNCH OF WORDS THROWN TOGETHER THAT JUST RHYME.  I FIRST HEARD OF HER LAST YEAR WITH THE RELEASE OF HER MIXTAPE CALLED "SHE GOT GAME".  I BECAME A INSTANT FAN OF HERS WHEN I HEARD HOW PERFECTLY SHE SOUNDED ON 9TH WONDER BEATS.  IT'S LIKE HER VOCAL TONE BLENDS EVENLY WITH THOSE SOULFUL JAZZY SOUNDING BEATS FROM 9TH.  JAMLA. EVERY SINCE THEN RAPSODY HAS WORKED WITH MARSHA AMBROSIUS, ESTELLE, RAEKWON, KENDRICK LAMAR, MURS, JEAN GRAE, MAC MILLER, FREEWAY AND BIG K.R.I.T.  I'M HAPPY TO SEE THERE ARE PLENTY OF GIFTED FEMALE RAPPERS OUT HERE ON THEIR GRIND.  HAVING DOPE FEMALE RAPPERS IN HIP HOP WITH ORIGINALITY  CAN BALANCE OUT THE MALE DOMINATED HIP HOP INDUSTRY.
I WAS SHOCKED TO FIND OUT THAT THE MIXTAPE "SHE GOT GAME" IS HER FIFTH MIXTAPE.  RASPODY BEEN GRINDING SINCE 2008 AS A SOLO ARTIST,  9TH WONDER SIGNED HER TO HIS RECORD LABEL.