Rapsody pays homage to iconic black women with her new album, Eve -named after the bible’s first woman.
“It’s my ode to the women in my life who have made me who I am, but at the same time I realize it’s bigger than me,” Rapsody tells Essence about the LP. “It’s more about the village of Black women. I feel like we all have similar experiences and similar stories and very similar inspirations.”
“With this one, I wanted to talk about how important it is to have representation, to have women—Black women—you can look to in your life, whether it’s your mother or your sister, or you turn on the TV and you look at The Cosby Show’s Phylicia Rashad or Cicely Tyson, and now Issa Rae or Yara Shahidi,” she continues. “To have examples you can draw from who look like you—that inspires you and feeds you.”
Led by the 9th Wonder produced-single “Ibtihaj”
named after Ibtihaj Muhammad, Eve
features appearances by J. Cole, D’Angelo, GZA, Queen Latifah, Elle Varner, J.I.D and more.
Stream the album below via Spotify or Apple Music.