Rapsody Says She’s The GOAT In A Verse That Proves She’s 1 Of Hip-Hop’s Best MCs
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Rapsody is having an incredible 2019. The Snow Hill, North Carolina lyricist recently released one of the year’s best albums courtesy of Eve. The Jamla/Roc Nation artist used her third full-length project to shine a light on women throughout history and culture. At the same time Rapsody is raising awareness, she is campaigning to be one of Hip-Hop’s greatest through creativity, skills, and substance. With videos steadily dropping from Eve, Rapsody is in strong stride. She makes an incredible appearance on Robert Glasper’s brand new F*ck Yo Feelings mixtape.
“Expectation” is a highlight from the all-original project, featuring Rapsody, Baby Rose, and The Roots’/Soulquarians’ James Poyser. Rapsody has been an MC who grabs incredible guest verses, from J. Cole to Jay Electronica to Black Thought. She also can torch appearance on other’s albums, as seen with Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly. This one may be her best guest work yet. She raps, “Yeah, you played yourself / Buncha torn ACL’s,” she begins, speaking to the naysayers. “They bet against me, Kendrick, and Cole, K.R.I.T. / That fame and sh*t? / We never begged for it / Grabbed the game by the balls without showing a tit / Still milked it, h*e, y’all own 2%? / Of ya own? / I’m like OWN / Oprah Winfrey / This one’s for all the indies / Y’all used to talk about Rap’ being ugly and Black / Now I’m pretty much the greatest spitting / Expecting me to fall / Did it nine times, now y’all see I’m in my tenth year / Count my winnings / Look into the future, I don’t see no ending / It’s a bird, it’s a plane, yeah, I’m still ascending / Expected y’all to do better by us / But we’re lookin’ towards everybody but us, depending / On them to give a f*ck / I don’t wear Gucci for you, for us / Only labels I give dollars to and trust / You can throw shots, don’t expect me to duck / I’m on your head, a rose in the concrete / Baby Rose, tell these foes they can’t com-pete / See the god, they gon’ see the God / Jehova, Buddha, whoever that they pray to, dog / I ain’t the one / Just for fun / Pray you come / Battlin’ my head, a ni**a been ready to run / Rap / Expect that, mothaf*cka / Expect that, none other / Than the greatest, bah, call me the goat / Told these ni**as, I don’t mean to gloat.”
Singer Baby Rose breaks into the chorus, singing “f*ck yo’ expectations,” over the thumping track by Glasper and Poyser. In the verse, Rapsody puts herself in the company of Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, and Big K.R.I.T. This comparison is accurate, as these four artists who paid dues since the late 2000s organically became leaders in Hip-Hop the following decade, through patience, persistence, and love of the art-form.
F*ck Yo Feelings also features appearances by Yasiin Bey, Buddy, YBN Cordae, Denzel Curry, and Mick Jenkins alongside Herbie Hancock, Bilal, and SiR.
In addition to new music from Robert Glasper, Rapsody, James Poyser, and Baby Rose the official AFH playlist includes songs from Gang Starr, J. Cole, DaBaby, Nas, Little Brother, Skyzoo, Elzhi, Westside Gunn, Benny The Butcher, Conway The Machine, H.E.R., YBN Cordae, Big K.R.I.T., Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Duckwrth, Joyner Lucas, Anderson .Paak & André 3000, Blimes And Gab, Billy Danze, Tobe Nwigwe, Aaron May, 2 Chainz, Ghostface Killah, Casey Veggies, Boogie, Erick Sermon, Eminem, EARTHGANG, Denzel Curry, GoldLink, Lute, Atmosphere, Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz, Drake, Omen, AZ, and others.
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