Rapsody Becomes The First Woman MC To Sign To Jay Z’s Roc Nation Label

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For almost a decade, Snow Hill, North Carolina MC Rapsody has been paying dues in her Hip-Hop career. After acclaimed album The Idea Of Beautiful, standout mixtape She Got Game, and a key appearance on Kendrick Lamar’s platinum #1 album To Pimp A Butterfly, Rapsody has landed her next major accolade. It has been confirmed that Rap’ has signed with Jay Z’s Roc Nation imprint.

In Instagram posts, both Rapsody and her mentor 9th Wonder confirmed the signing. It appears that Rapsody will remain a Jamla Records artist on 9th’s label, with new, extended backing. This also makes the Grammy Award-winning MC (care of K-Dot) the first female rapper on Jay’s Roc Nation.

Welcome to JamRoc. #Jamla #Rocnation

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To new beginnings….. #WelcometoJamRoc @jamlarecords is the squad….. @rocnation is the family…….

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Rapsody Catches A Moment In Time With Jay Z (Video Interview)

In 2012, Rapsody told Ambrosia For Heads about meeting Jay Z early in her career, in a Manhattan office lobby:

9th Wonder, while as a member of Little Brother, produced “Threat” for Jay Z’s 2003 Black Album. That relationship, reportedly facilitated by engineer Young Guru, has built ever since.

Rapsody last released 2014’s Beauty And The Beast EP on Jamla. In 2016, she has appeared on albums by Anderson .Paak and Musiq Soulchild. In a February video interview with Ambrosia For Heads, Rap’ confirmed .Paak as a guest on her upcoming solo album.

Talib Kweli, 9th Wonder & Rapsody Remind Us the Best Is Yet to Come (Video)
Previously, Jamla has partnered with Duck Down and Fat Beats on various releases. Jay Z has yet to speak publicly of the signing. At the label, Rapsody joins J. Cole, T.I., Rihanna, and collaborator Jay Electronica, who gave Rapsody his Roc Nation chain in February in a moment of foreshadowing, among others.