Rapsody is hip-hop royalty, and now she reveals precisely what followers can anticipate on her subsequent album.
On Thursday, Feb. 2nd, within the thick of Grammys week in Los Angeles, Roc Nation held an unique listening expertise for his or her latest signee, Reuben Vincent, who simply launched his debut album titled Love is Battle. And with Rapsody teaching him as his large sis and Younger Guru guiding him as a producer, the consequence speaks for itself: a conceptual undertaking that’s harking back to the Golden Period of Hip-Hop.
The night consisted of an album playback, as all three broke down the which means and composition behind every document. And whereas many subjects have been coated, one undoubtedly stood out amidst the remaining: relationships.
The truth is, Rapsody really revealed her subsequent album will see her talking on her personal experiences with love.
Whereas talking on the observe she’s featured on, “February thirteenth,” she states, “I’m pursuing my desires: whenever you actually locked in typically, you gotta make sacrifices. And one of many sacrifices that I made was relationships. I lived within the studio. I’d not exit to no membership, I by no means put myself ready to essentially meet individuals. Then no matter no matter, I discovered myself in a relationship. I speak about this on my subsequent album, so I’m not gonna go too deep in. [laughs]”
“This was partly my expertise, a majority of it, sprinkled with a bit little bit of experiences of individuals round me,” she provides. “I all the time prefer to make music that folks can relate to. My half in that is how are you exhibiting the behind the scenes stuff? Each relationship that I’ve had, I all the time stood on: I don’t cheat, and I don’t lie. However this one time, I advised this one little lie that modified the entire thing of someone that I actually was deeply in love with. And I needed to sit with that.”
Anybody who’s a fan of Rapsody’s is aware of the cherished relationship she shares with Younger Guru and ninth Surprise, all a part of the Jamla document label (based by ninth).
“Me and Guru would discuss: you may be with someone for 10 years, and also you make one choice in 30 seconds that adjustments all the pieces for the remainder of your life,” Rapsody says. “And you need to dwell with that. You can be hopeful, however on the similar time, you need to dwell with these selections. That’s me taking a step again and : you possibly can say you sorry all you need to. You may blame this and that, however on the finish of the day, you made the choice and you need to dwell with it.”
“That’s what that verse was,” she continues. “At the same time as a girl being on this enterprise this lengthy, you see it. I keep in mind after I listened to “Zion” and the way Lauryn talked in regards to the thought of getting a baby, having to make that call over a profession and a baby. Now we’re in a time, which is gorgeous, the place men and women are having kids. Yeah I may do that and be a mom and be a father, and I’m pleased with it. And I’m going to point out my little one too, proper?
That was one factor that I needed to cope with, it’s so layered however that’s what it was. So far as me, it’s not in regards to the bars, it’s about connecting with individuals and telling actual tales. I’m not going to inform any extra as a result of my subsequent album, I’ll inform extra. Guru, I’m positive you might have one thing you need to add.”
Rapsody then passes the microphone to Younger Guru, who says “Rap has the flexibility to put in writing my life.” All through their working relationship, it appears Rapsody’s lyrics have all the time someway associated to Guru’s personal life experiences, in a method that enables the 2 lovely sync on actual, significant music with substance. In different phrases, pure Hip-Hop!
Younger Guru additionally revealed “February thirteenth” was “one one of the best beats he’s ever produced.” It was additionally a therapeutic course of to create, as he was additionally going by way of his personal break-up.