Rapsody Has All The Power In A Stunning New Video
Rapsody’s newly-released Laila’s Wisdom remains a centerpiece album in the 2017 Hip-Hop space. In a career that’s seen notable releases in nearly every format, the Jamla/Roc Nation MC brought out the strongest presentation in an effort that features Kendrick Lamar, Black Thought, and Busta Rhymes just to name a few. However, this LP’s narrative is not about guests as much as focusing on Rap’s vision and her deploying friends and influences in key spots.
That’s evident in the video to “Power.” Although the song does include a truly incredible verse from Kendrick to match Rap’s, the video does not. Instead, with a recurring American flag motif, Rapsody raps from her element. Many of the images tie into lyrics, especially during a dramatic opening sequence. In other places, Rapsody delivers her verse to the lens. TDE’s Lance Skiiiwalker does appear, before the visual shifts to another Laila’s Wisdom cut, “Ridin’.” This one solely features Rap’s Jamla label-mate GQ. Like her basketball ambitions, Rapsody is a team player, and hits off the former NCAA star (former Tarheels player Quentin Isaiah Thomas) with a key pass.
Both songs are 9th Wonder productions, with Eric G co-credited on “Ridin’.”
#BonusBeat: Recently, Rapsody, as well as Rah Digga, spoke to TBD about what an incredible 2017 women are having in Hip-Hop.