New York, NY – In honor International Women’s Day, Rapsody joined Buzzfeed News AM to DM to debate her new music, the finest recommendation she’s gotten from JAY-Z and the ladies who’re impacting as we speak’s Hip Hop scene.
The Grammy-nominated rapper described her sound as lyrical and poetic, however stated she additionally appreciates the different sorts music rap heavyweights Cardi B and Nicki Minaj carry to the desk.
“I’m good on soulful music, dope drums,” she stated. “I like music with quite a bit feeling. I like Cardi B as a result of her music is de facto enjoyable. Nicki makes quite a bit huge music for] individuals throughout the board, mainstream-wise and I similar to to hit you within the soul with stuff.”
Cardi and Rapsody have been supporting one another since 2017, however the North Carolina queen took time within the interview to indicate particular like to her Bronx colleague and revealed the 2 met one another for the primary time final weekend.
“She’s an MC that’s in it simply to have an excellent time and to bounce,” she stated. “That’s what I like about her. She’s enjoyable, she’s herself.”
Rapsody was 28 when she grew to become the first female rapper to signal with Roc Nation. After working collectively for nearly 10 years, she had solely good issues to say about his management and recommendation.
“The one factor to listen to from him is to all the time be your self,” she stated. “You’re on the suitable path … despite the fact that success to different individuals could also be totally different from what yours is, maintain doing what you’re doing.”
Her Roc Nation debut, Laila’s Wisdom, was nominated for a Grammy Award within the Best Rap Album class final 12 months. Now, she’s within the studio engaged on her subsequent mission, which she stated might be utterly totally different.
“We went some other place with it and experimented and thought exterior the field,” she defined. “It’s one thing that I’m proud to share with my sisters.”
As for potential options, Rapsody gushed over Solange and her When I Get Home album and confessed, “She’s on my record.”
Seeing because it’s International Women’s Day, Rapsody additionally mirrored on girls’s function in Hip Hop as we speak.
“I have a look at the blokes, and they’re all totally different and all totally different sounds, and I really feel like they’re all represented,” she stated. “And I don’t really feel like girls are all represented as a lot as we ought to be within the mainstream media.
But she is excited so many new feminine acts are popping up.
“All the Dolls, whether or not it’s Kash Doll or Asian Doll, Tokyo Jetz, Noname, Dreezy, Ill Camille,” she stated. “There’s so many. It’s an excellent time for music.”
Watch the complete interview above.