Rapsody's new album EVE releases tonight! Trust me, this album is one you will thoroughly enjoy and keep in rotation. Her Jamla/Roc streak is 2 for 2! "Oprah" is not to be missed. 🔻🔻🔻🔻
Jay Z and Rapsody, photographed backstage during the Greensboro, North Carolina show of his "Magna Carta World Tour" on January 5, 2014. Hov is wearing his favorite Saturdays NYC camo shirt and a Five-Percent Nation chain made by Rafaello & Co. During the Magna Carta... Holy Grail promotional run Hov had worn Carmelo Anthony's chain, but soon had his own version made. In July 2014 he gave the chain to Jay Electronica during a performance at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival; and in February 2016 Jay Elec would gift it to Rap, his "Jedi Code" partner—but she later gave it back to him given that she is not a member of the Nation.
After first meeting "Threat" producer 9th Wonder in 2006 and having him immediately recognize her immense talents, Rap would soon align herself with his Jamla Records movement. Since releasing her Return of the B-Girl mixtape in 2010, the North Carolina MC has gone from strength to strength, and proven her status as one of the genre's most superior talents.
After some all-important linking work by Roc Nation's Randy "Spanish Ran" Rodriguez, in 2016 Jamla announced their partnership with Roc Nation and Rapsody's signing to the label. In 2017 the label released her debut studio album—the critically-acclaimed Laila's Wisdom. "[A few weeks ago] I saw Jay at the Made in America Festival as we were leaving," Rapsody told Revolt soon after the album's release. "He grabbed me by the shoulder, he said, 'You're doing a great job. You're rapping your ass off." The album received two Grammy Award nominations: "Best Rap Album" and "Best Rap Song" for the insanely dope "Sassy." In an interview with North Carolina newspaper The News & Observer, Rap revealed how her Roc Nation boss reacted to the news of her well-deserved nominations: "JAY-Z forwarded the first email he'd ever sent me with a note. 'From this email to a Grammy nomination. Congratulations. This is what it's all about.' Yeah, he was excited, too." #JAYZ@rapsody@rocnation
Happy birthday to the singer, songwriter, and producer Bilal Sayeed Oliver, best known as Bilal. He's also known for his rangy vocals and genre-hopping style. Bilal came from a religiously split family due to his father being a Muslim and his mother being a Christian. He was a student at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music before being discovered by Spin Doctors' Aaron Comess. He is best known for his appearances on tracks by rappers such as Clipse and Jay Z. He considered retirement after Interscope Records shelved his album "Love For Sale", which eventually received more than 500,000 internet downloads despite its lack of an official release.
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She SLAYED this. I can't wait to see this years costume 👑
Footage surfaces of @jermainedupri’s meeting that he spoke about on @v103atlanta (Swipe). Dupri goes on to explain how Jay turning down the Super Bowl had nothing to do with @kaepernick7.