The History Behind Hip-Hop Grammy Categories

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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

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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. […]

Rapsody Releases New TIDAL Exclusive Documentary ‘Where Flowers Bloom’

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Rapsody‘s Laila’s Wisdom was rightfully nominated for 2-Grammy awards. In a new TIDAL documentary, she details the making of said masterpiece and gives us an exclusive look into her life, her background, and everything and everybody who has influenced her artistry and the great success she’s achieving today. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The inspiration […]

Joe Budden & Charlamagne Give Their Top 5 Everything for 2017


Last week, shortly after receiving the news that Joe Budden would not be returning to Complex’s Everyday Struggle, we learned that him and Charlamagne Tha God would be broadcasting a year-end wrap-up show titled, This Year Was Dope/Trash. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Premiering on Tuesday on Revolt TV, the year-end segment discussed the top […]

Watch The Video For Rapsody’s Grammy Nominated “Sassy”

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The lyrically savvy Rapsody of Roc Nation sparked an abundance of wonders when she earned two Grammy nominations last month thanks to her leading-edge album, Laila’s Wisdom. The 9th Wonder produced album is currently nominated for Best Rap Album and the album’s single “Sassy” caught a nomination for Best Rap Song and the visual is finally out! Visit streaming.thesource.com […]

Is Hip Hop Ready to See More Than One Female MC On Top?

Is Hip Hop Ready to See More Than One Female MC On Top?

From our #264 issue Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Tonight, Church Street Boxing Gym’s ring will serve as the platform for upcoming females to exchange vicious rap verses. Former Bad Boy Records protégée Babs Bunny—along with partners Vague & Debo have created the first female battle league — ‘Queen Of The Ring’. ‘Q.O.T.R.’ has broken […]

Cardi B is Rapsody Fan After Hearing Her Music for the First Time


Words by Comort Nnana Kalu Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Cardi B had never listened to Rapsody but that all changed when she got a little introduction, and Cardi B is a big fan. Earlier today, Cardi B tweeted her love for Rapsody’s music and wrote “My road manager put me on to some Rapsody […]

Culture Over Everything: Rapsody Snags Two Grammy Nominations


Can the TRUE hip-hop heads say holla? Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information It looks like 2018 will be beyond superb for powerplayer emcee, Rapsody. The sagacious spitter has been nominated for two Grammy awards thanks to her groundbreaking album, Lalia’s Wisdom. The 9th Wonder produced album has been nominated for Best Rap Album, while one […]

Remy Ma on Nicki Minaj: I’m Over That, I’m Past That

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On Thursday, (Nov. 10th) Remy Ma stopped by The Breakfast Club and sat down with DJ Envy, Angela Yee, and Charlamagne and went on a straight up debunking session. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information “I’m over that, I’m past that,” Remy defines her stance with her most talked about circumstance with rival-in-rap, Nicki Minaj and […]

Rapsody Will Make 15 Stops During ‘Wisdom is Power’ Tour


Words by Jasmine Johnson Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information After the recent release of her second album “Laila’s Wisdom,” Rapsody is going on tour, kicking things of off on Friday, Nov. 27 in Santa Ana, California and ending in Dallas, Texas. The tour will make 15 stops including New York City, Washington D.C., Baltimore and Atlanta. […]

Watch the Visual: Rapsody’s “Power” ft. Kendrick Lamar & Skiiiwalker

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Words by Ime Ekpo Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Finally! The highly-anticipated video for one of Lalia’s Wisdom’s most raved about tracks, “Power,” featuring Kendrick Lamar and Skiiiwalker has been released. Hip-hop heads have already declared Rapsody’s Lalia’s Wisdom a 2017 classic with its flawless signature production by 9th Wonder. The track appears to mirror the […]

Chance The Rapper Sued For Copyright Infringement & More | Source News Flash

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Today in Source News Flash: Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Chance the Rapper was sued Tuesday (September 12) for alleged copyright infringement over his song “Windows” off his debut mixtape 10 Day that came out in 2012. After recently teasing fans with the Busta Rhymes-assisted “You Should Know,” Rapsody unveiled another teaser for her upcoming album Laila’s Wisdom on Tuesday (September 12).It […]

Broccoli City Festival: Black, Beautiful, And By Us


This year’s Broccoli City Festival brought what it usually does: music, art, food, fellowship, and rain. But the wind and showers didn’t stop the show, with Broccoli City curating a cultural experience for us, by us. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Broccoli City originated as an organic t-shirt company, but in time expanded to a […]

#SXSW Recap: Live at the BBQ [Watch]

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The endless parade of Hip Hop heavyweights at SXSW was at an all-time high, but no show shut it down like Mass Appeal’s Live at the BBQ SXSW Takeover at Stubb’s BBQ. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information On Thursday (Mar 16) the Viceland sponsored event opened with sounds from DJ Green Lantern with DJ Statik Selectah […]

Rapsody Talks #WhereYourCrown EP, Current State Of Hip-Hop and More


The carolina based rapper Rapsody is here to stay and with her latest EP #WhereYourCrown she is solidifying herself as one of hip-hops strongest lyricist. She hits us with a 10 track EP that features the likes of TDE’s Ab-Soul, Moonchild, Common, Raphael Saadiq and many more. Giving her listeners positive words and encouragement while […]

[Listen] Rapsody Drops ‘Crown’ Mixtape and Visual


Since signing to Roc Nation in July, Jamla artist Rapsody has continued to make a case as one of rap’s strongest lyricists out. Holding her own with the likes of Talib Kweli and Kendrick Lamar, Rapsody has shown that she is definitely one of the strongest lyricists out today. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information After hitting us with […]

Rapsody Signs to Roc Nation

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The conversation about the lack of prominent female emcees always involves a discussion on the responsibility rap labels have across the globe to be inclusive, and not perpetuate the idea that rap is primarily a man’s sport. In recent years, we’ve seen Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Tink, Dreezy, Kamaiyah, Noname Gypsy and a host of […]

9th Wonder, Talib Kweli & Rapsody Collab on “Life Ahead Of Me”


The 9th Wonder, Talib Kweli and Rapsody collaboration proved to be the dream team with the 2015 hit, “Every Ghetto.” Now they’re back at it again. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Yesterday [June 13] 9th took to his Instagram to announce the release of his latest joint with Kweli, “Life Ahead of Me” featuring Rapsody. […]