AOTY 2017
Laila's Wisdom
Rapsody - Laila's Wisdom
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2017 Ratings: #19 / 653
User Score
Based on 54 ratings
2017 Ratings: #84
September 22, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Roc Nation / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
HipHopDX

Even with some ideas that aren’t fully actualized, Laila’s Wisdom places Rapsody within the pantheon of Hip Hop freedom fighters whose grave urgency is a necessity while the world is in a chaotic state of flux.

90
Exclaim!

Rapsody deserves all the accolades for Laila's Wisdom. It's not only her best work, but the best amongst her peers, the sort of album that transcends the lane she was in beforehand, transcends whatever antiquated gender biases may still permeate the genre and puts her in the same category as your favourite rapper (who's now clamouring for a Rapsody feature).

80
The Needle Drop

Rapsody releases her most solid project to date with the smart, classy, and catchy Laila's Wisdom.

80
XXL

The end result is Laila’s Wisdom, one of the best LP’s of 2017 and a reminder that the Jamla/Roc Nation artist belongs in any discussion about the rap game’s best lyricists.

80
NOW Magazine
While so much of contemporary rap is aspirational lifestyle music, with rappers charting their ride to the top and celebrating the material spoils it provides, Rapsody’s songs caution against the traps of life in an economically devastated community. She is hip-hop’s everywoman.
80
AllMusic

Laila's Wisdom is Evans' lyrically broadest and musically richest work, yet it doesn't have the sprawling quality of the first album.

Nov 30, 2017
DiegoPaim01
65
Ah, é tão previsível, tão meia boca. Pra começar, liricamente ela não entrega muito, seja detalhamento, personalidade, profundidade, presença, ou simplesmente versos divertidos e intricados...fica no meio do caminho, tem uma pegada mais pessoal e consciente, mas nada que chame a atenção por conta destes aspectos. O que não quer dizer, é claro, que essas letras apresentam uma técnica apurada e um flow ... read more
Nov 18, 2017
81
favs: power, chrome, pay up, nobody,black & ugly, ooowee
least fav: you should know
Oct 10, 2017
80
Very solid project from front to back. Lost a little steam with some of the love songs at the back end, but those songs were by no means bad. Rapsody lyrically is extremely sound and on this album she spits some absolute bars. She is an extremely underrated mc, and she really puts on for the culture.
Oct 5, 2017
itsyahboinoah
83
After hearing her guest star on tracks with Kendrick lamar - to pimp a butterfly and Anderson paak - Malibu, I was eerily anticipating on a full length from Rapsody herself. Her latest album project Laila's Wisdom showcase Rapsody not only being the best female mc on par with Noname but one of the best MC in the game period. Mostly produced with none other than 9th wonder, the production reveals a strong sense of jazzy up-beats. Rapsody tackles a wide array of personal topics with strong bars ... read more
Oct 1, 2017
86
Power was one of the craziest tracks I have heard in a long time. I feel like Rapsody and Noname are the two best female rappers right now after this project. Wow, I'm blown away.
Track List
  1. Laila’s Wisdom
  2. Power (feat. Kendrick Lamar & Lance Skiiiwalker)
  3. Chrome (Like Ooh)
  4. Pay Up
  5. Ridin’ (feat. GQ)
  6. Sassy
  7. Nobody (feat. Anderson .Paak, Black Thought & Moonchild)
  8. Black & Ugly (feat. BJ the Chicago Kid)
  9. You Should Know (feat. Busta Rhymes)
  10. A Rollercoaster Jam Called Love (feat. Musiq Soulchild & Gwen Bunn)
  11. U Used 2 Love Me (feat. Terrace Martin)
  12. Knock On My Door (feat. BJ the Chicago Kid)
  13. OooWee (feat. Anderson .Paak)
  14. Jesus Coming (feat. Amber Navran)


Added on: September 13, 2017