Rapsody On Wanting More Balance Among Modern Day Female Rappers
http://www.vladtv.com - While enjoying the success garnered from being featured on Kendrick Lamar's "Complexions" from his album 'TPAB,' Rapsody visited VladTV. This exclusive clip details her thoughts on how she's used her voice as an MC to address social issues like racism and other forms of discrimination; she also speaks on Hip-Hop's gender politics.
When responding to a question pertaining to her lyrical integrity, the Jamla recording artist, who hails from the South offers, "The response has been great, people are excited. All I've been seeing is, 'Yes,this is what we need.'"
After sharing her perspective on the importance of making music to which people will connect, the convo highlights Rapsody's ascension within the realms of Hip-Hop. The NC native confides, "There's some gender politics in the business," and delving deeper into the discussion, Rapsody tells a story about meeting a prospective manager who focused on her outward appearance as opposed to the depth of her diction.
Watch the full clip and learn what she says about female lyricists being encouraged to sell sex appeal, and how her confidence continues to motivate her to challenge that notion.