Rapsody Shares Lessons Learned Observing Kendrick Lamar & 9th Wonder

Rapsody working on her sophomore album, says she plans on releasing a few more music videos from "She Got Game."

North Carolina lyricist Rapsody recently took time to share the lessons she’s learned as a result of her time spent in the music industry, during an interview with DJ Enuff of Hot 97 this week.

The Jamla Records rapper cited producer 9th Wonder and Compton emcee Kendrick Lamar as two artists she’s had the opportunity to observe and learn from. According to Rapsody, both 9th and K-Dot demonstrated the importance of being yourself with their artistry.

She also stressed the importance of having your own fan base and releasing music that’s impactful in some way.

“What I’ve learned from 9th and watching Kendrick is to be yourself,” Rapsody said. “And creating your fan base and sticking with your people is what keeps you around. You know? There are no rules in this. You write your own story. So, just that and being more personal. Making music that someone can connect with versus just rhyming. Like ‘Aw, that’s a dope rhyme. That’s a dope cadence. But I got this story.’ And it’s like ‘Wow, I can relate to that.’ Or ‘This beat makes me feel this kind of emotion that makes me think of this memory.’ Like putting all of that feeling into music and connecting with people.”

Rapsody’s interview with DJ Enuff comes several months after the rapper released her She Got Game mixtape, a project she says she’s still promoting. In addition to pushing She Got Game, Rapsody revealed that she’s also working on her sophomore album, which will serve as a follow-up to 2012’s The Idea Of Beautiful.

“Right now, I’m still pushing She Got Game. I’m gonna do some more videos. But currently I’m working on my sophomore album. The Idea Of Beautiful, the follow-up to that. I am very excited. I got mad beats,” she said.

Released in August 2012, The Idea Of Beautiful served as Rapsody’s debut studio album and boasted features from an array of artists including Mac Miller, Ab-Soul, and BJ The Chicago Kid.

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9 Comments

  • EvenOdd

    RALEIGH STAND THE FUCK UP!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    she aint selling so she aint learned shit! hell 9th didnt even sell, who is he to teach somebody the game when he aint even selling

    • Jacob

      I'm assuming you're both under sixteen.

    • Anonymous

      I'm talking about you, ol' slower than a snail ass nigga. catch up. you aint fucking my momma either, nigga. you too busy fucking yours old hillbilly,probably have a threesome with your sister & brother ass, inbred, incest having ass nigga. I'll curb stomp you so fucking bad nobody will recognize you. not the cops, the buzzards circling around your punk ass, not even the maggots eating your decaying body.

    • Anonymous

      Hahaha,,,who u gon whoop'?!? Hahahahahaha,,nigga shut tha fuck up and kill urself !!! Smfh ! You kids man! Hahahaha! I have no doubt you are a fag! U may ve swallowed too much cum last night and ass hole hurts so much that u wanna take it on someone on hip hop website ! So sad!! I ll fuck yo mama tonite to piss u off more!!

    • Anonymous

      ayo fuck u bitch. you can suck my ever loving dick with all that bullshit. if I say the bitch aint selling, the bitch aint selling. go fuck yourself with a rusty ass pitchfork before you type something my way ever again or ill whoop your ass

    • Anonymous

      What do u mean she ain't selling!?? She is new u bitch ass, smh! Which album did she bring out and did SELL!??? Trying to be clever but you just showing everyone how stupid you are! Foh with your negative,,hating motherfucker!!! Rapsody is the future fuck your opinion!

  • Real hip hop stand up!

    Best female hip hop artist at this moment in time period fuck what you heard!! Fuck nicki Minaj !

  • Anonymous

    As an artist I was more influenced by J. Cole, but I definitely love what Kendrick brings to the game. Imma definitely check out her music. If your reading this and you like lyrical hip hop give the link a listen (it's good, trust me). https://soundcloud.com/chilly-phil/i-dont-know

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