New York, NY – In honor of International Women’s Day, Rapsody joined Buzzfeed News AM to DM to debate her new music, the greatest recommendation she’s gotten from JAY-Z and the ladies who’re impacting right now’s Hip Hop scene.
The Grammy-nominated rapper described her sound as lyrical and poetic, however mentioned she additionally appreciates the various kinds of music rap heavyweights Cardi B and Nicki Minaj carry to the desk.
“I’m good on soulful music, dope drums,” she mentioned. “I like music with a variety of feeling. I really like Cardi B as a result of her music is de facto enjoyable. Nicki makes a variety of large music [for] individuals throughout the board, mainstream-wise and I identical 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 a great time and to bounce,” she mentioned. “That’s what I really like about her. She’s enjoyable, she’s herself.”
Rapsody was 28 when she turned 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 at all times be your self,” she mentioned. “You’re on the precise path … regardless that success to different individuals could also be completely different from what yours is, hold 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 mentioned shall be fully completely different.
“We went some place else with it and experimented and thought outdoors 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 checklist.”
Seeing because it’s International Women’s Day, Rapsody additionally mirrored on girls’s position in Hip Hop right now.
“I have a look at the blokes, and they’re all completely different and all completely different sounds, and I really feel like they’re all represented,” she mentioned. “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 mentioned. “There’s so many. It’s a great time for music.”
Watch the total interview above.