Family of Breonna Taylor to Attend Protest at Kentucky State Capitol Building

Breonna Taylor's Change.org Petition Has More Than 10M Signatures

Calls for the arrest of the officers who killed Breonna Taylor have only grown louder since the 26-year-old was shot in her home in Lexington, Kentucky. It’s been three months since Taylor was killed and law enforcement in the state has not brought any charges against the offenders. Activists across social media and in the […]

Rapsody ‘Eve’ Album to be Taught at UNC-Chapel Hill and Ohio State University


Rapsody received news of what she calls “one of the highest honors” on Wednesday when two college professors revealed plans to teach her latest album at their universities. Ohio State University and Rap’s hometown school UNC-Chapel Hill have both made available a course that will break down Rapsody’s sophomore LP Eve in English courses focusing […]

Rapsody, Musiq Soulchild, SWV and More Tapped for CIAA Tournament Performances


It is officially the week of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association tournament. The CIAA is the first African-American athletic conference in the nation and in celebration of the 75th anniversary of its basketball tournament, the conference has stacked a promising lineup of recording artists for entertainment. The live stage at the two-day CIAA Toyota Fan […]

[WATCH] Rapsody Speaks To Black Men In New Video ‘Afeni’ Ft PJ Morton

rapsody eve stream

Already classified as a legend, North Carolina’s own Rapsody released visuals to her song ‘Afeni’ ft. PJ Morton featuring a classic hip hop hook by the late Tupac.  The Roc Nation-signed hard hitter is delivering once again from her album Eve which features songs all named after an influential black woman. Known for her brilliant […]

Rapsody Announces ‘A Black Woman Created This’ Tour


Rapsody will be hitting the road in 2020 for a tour to support her latest album Eve. The North Carolina native is calling the tour A Black Woman Created This continuing the theme of her sophomore LP of Black women empowerment. Rap will kick off her new tour starting on February 4 in Philadelphia with […]

Rapsody, Vic Mensa, NFL Legends Lead Chicago Teen Mentoring Program

dcce  ad  bfeeecf

This past Wednesday (Sept. 4), Inspire Change advocate and Hip-Hop artist Rapsody, musician Vic Mensa, NFL legends, police officers from the 10th District and local Chicago community leaders led a mentoring program with participants of the BBF Family Services as a part of the Inspire Change initiative. 70 Chicago teenagers between the ages of 13 […]

Rapsody Salutes Historic Women on Her New ‘Eve’ Album

rapsody eve stream

Rapsody has returned with her new album Eve, which salutes historic African-American women in history. The album brings J. Cole, Queen Latifah, J.I.D., GZA, D’Angelo and more to the effort. The album features “NINA,” which is the first self-directed video for Rapsody. Advertisement “One of my favorite quotes from Nina Simone is, ‘An artist’s duty, […]

Rapsody Brings Queen Latifah, D’Angelo & More for ‘Eve’


Rapsody is getting ready to honor historic women on her upcoming third studio album, Eve, set to drop on August 23. “I’m influenced by so many black women. A lot of people already know I’m heavily influenced by Lauryn Hill, MC Lyte, and Queen Latifah,” Rapsody told Beats 1. “It’s just not all or nothing for me. I’m […]

Rapsody Announces ‘Eve’ Album Set for August

Rapsody where flowers bloom  billboard

In 2017 Rapsody dropped her stellar Laila’s Wisdom album, she will return this summer with the follow-up titled Eve. The North Carolina product spoke about the upcoming album with Essence, revealing the concept and direction fans will hear.   View this post on Instagram   “Then the man—Adam—named his wife #Eve, because she would be […]

J. Cole, Rapsody and 9th Wonder Form a North Carolina Big 3 on ‘Sojourner’


A long-awaited collaboration between Rapsody and J. Cole has finally happened for HIp-Hop fans. The two emcees exchange verses in a lyrical duel that will radiate pride from North Carolina for their two key area natives. The single is titled “Sojourner” and is opened with a melodic hook that has become a trademark for the Dreamville […]

Def Jam/Mass Appeal Records Release Netflix’s ‘Rapture’ Soundtrack


With appearances from the lies of 2 Chainz, Rapsody, Nas, T.I. and superproducer Just Blaze, Netflix‘s Rapture documentary captures the essence of the lives of these iconic artists through the peaks and valleys of their careers. Def Jam Recordings and Mass Appeal Records have jumped on board with the Netflix project and offered up a […]

Charlie Wilson Shows Support For Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars Temporarily Stops Show Due to Stage Set Fire

This past weekend, a debate on whether or not Bruno Mars used cultural appropriation with his 24K Magic album spread across social media.  On Thursday night (Mar. 8) The Grapevine released a two-part, one-hour discussion regarding Bruno Mars and cultural appropriation. Seren Sensai’s portion of the discussion regarding Mars is what has garnered the most attention, in […]

The History Behind Hip-Hop Grammy Categories

Kanye West Grammys

Hip-hop’s presence in what was once called the Gramophone Award now known as the exalted Grammy Award is one founded in an adventure. Presented by the Recording Academy in 1958, the Grammy Award honors musicians whose craft is primarily done in the English language and have achieved mass popular appeal. Such analysis appears to be […]

Rapsody Tells Breakfast Club She was Shocked About Grammy Nom

Screen Shot    at

Rapsody sat down for an interview with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club Friday morning to discuss getting a Grammy nomination for her newest album, Laila’s Wisdom. The North Carolina native expressed how happy and emotional she was to find out that she was nominated for “Best Rap Album” against some of the hottest artists in hip hop. […]