Culture Over Everything. Not really a philosophy that drives this new wave of ‘female pop mc’s, with the term ‘MC’ used extremely loosely. Ever since the disappearing act of Ms Hill, we have had a number of sheep (in wolf’s clothing) trying to assume the evolution of the female rap artist. Fortunately, there are some that know that in order to be the future, you have to be based on the past, respect and appreciation of it is a must.
Signed to 9th Wonder’s music imprint ‘It’s A Wonderful World Music Group’, Rapsody is one of those rare female mc’s previously described. Three mixtapes into the game, Rapsody has established herself as a feared underground MC, gaining respect from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Jean Grae, Talib Kweli, Erykah Badu and Big K.R.I.T (to name a few..), as well as touring with Mac Miller.
The Cypher decided to get a deeper and more personal look into the career of Rapsody, getting together her thoughts on the rap game, female emcees and her future.
The Cypher: You have a number of mixtapes under your belt. Is it now difficult to figure a direction for the album, or ascertain which tracks are album worthy?
Rapsody: “No, it doesn