Watch Rapsody Perform With A Live Band For NPR

We cannot rave enough about Rapsody. To sum it up, she is amazing. Never, ever bowing to pressure to be anything but herself, she flat out refuses to compromise and her music is all the better for it.

Her music is real, relatable, deep, poetic and so much more. Songs like The Man or even her verse on Kendrick Lamar‘s How Much A Dollar Cost from To Pimp A Butterfly, tackle topics not often discussed in such a way in hip-hop, and her unique femininity adds an extra element of depth that is definitely not heard often at all. Inspired by the likes of Missy ElliottMC LyteLauryn Hill and more, she has developed her own signature style and accomplished so much, but the time has come for the world to really let her in.

Rapsody‘s movements in the media have slowly but surely been picking up speed. Just recently she gave an in depth interview where she reflected on the success she saw in 2015, earlier this year she spoke about sexism in the music industry and now she has appeared on the latest instalment of NPR‘s Tiny Desk series. Performing three tracks with a live band and her DJ 9th Wonder in tow, she wowed an intimate audience with GodzillaThe Man and Hard To Choose; three of her absolute best. If her name isn’t on your radar, this will act as the perfect introduction for you. If her name is on your radar, strap yourself in.

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