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Rapsody is a GRAMMY nominated North Carolina emcee signed with super producer, 9th Wonder for Jamla Records.  With several projects, a critically acclaimed debut album in 2012, and the lone guest rap feature on Kendrick Lamar’s "To Pimp A Butterfly", she is quickly establishing herself as one of the best emcees of this generation. 

The Idea of Beautiful was her debut album and XXL quoted that "it might just be on of the best Hip-Hop debuts of late".  In just a short time she has worked with some of the biggest legends and newcomers in the business, ranging from the likes of Erykah Badu, Raekwon, Big Daddy Kane, and Marsha Ambrosius to Estelle, Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller and Big K.R.I.T, to name a few.

She toured with Mac Miller in 2011 on the Incredibly Dope Tour, as well as Phonte and 9th Wonder, and performed at the 2012 Paid Dues Festival.  Also in 2012, Hot 97 included Rapsody in their list of "Who's Next" artist of the year, she was featured in The Source Magazine's "Rising Venus" list of female artist, a XXL Show and Prove artist, also became an official BET Music Matters artist.

In 2013, Rapsody released her highly anticipated mixtape, She Got Game hosted by DJ Drama, featuring Jay Electronica, Common, Ab-Soul, DJ Premier and more.  The project received rave reviews and was featured as one of Pepsi's Mixtapes of the Month.  She Got Game was also a top mixtape of the year on Hip Hop DX and XXL 2013 list, and the single "Lonely Thoughts" ft Chance the Rapper was voted in NPR's Top 100 songs of the year.  In 2013, Rapsody performed in the BET Hip Hop Cypher as well as Rock the Bells.  She was also named one of New Music Seminar's "Artist on the Verge" for their 2014 Top 100, and regarded as a top artist to know by both TIME Magazine and USA Today. To end the year, XXL named Rapsody one of the 20 Greatest Female Rappers of All Time.

Beauty and the Beast, her 7th project, was a 10 song EP she released with no features in 2014. Fueled by three lead singles, Drama, Godzilla and The Man, the EP’s was welcomed with rave reviews.  

In 2015, Rapsody gained a huge boost of momentum when she was called on by Kendrick Lamar to have the only guest rap feature on what was the most anticipated album of year.  Some months later, while in LA working on her sophomore album, Rapsody met Dr. Dre who ended up cosigning her via video and called her “his new favorite female emcee” on his Apple Beats 1 radio show.  She also was featured on Talib Kweli and 9th Wonder’s Indie 500 Compilation, and performed “Every Ghetto” along side Talib Kweli on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.  Rapsody has also appeared the song "Without You" with  critically acclaimed artist Anderson .Paak, on his highly successful album "Malibu".

In April of 2016, Rapsody was chosen by President Barack Obama to attend a meeting of the minds with other artists at the White House.  Two weeks later, Rapsody performed at the White House along with Terrace Martin, Herbie Hancock, Robert Glasper, and Aretha Franklin at International Jazz Festival, as a tribute to the late Prince Rogers Nelson.

She is currently working on her sophomore album to be released in 2016 on Jamla/RocNation.

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