Rapsody - Eve
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2019 Ratings: #8 / 499
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Based on 261 ratings
2019 Ratings: #40
August 23, 2019 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Independent

On her new album, Eve, she explores a lineage of black female icons in a way that is both tender and compelling.

100
HipHopDX

Her wordplay wizardry, intricately woven details and unparalleled lyrical prowess emanate from every song.

80
The Guardian

With every track named for a black woman, Nina, Aaliyah and Oprah among them, Rapsody’s playful flow is balanced by her dry wit.

80
Pitchfork

Rapsody’s third record is a triumph. The North Carolina MC unlocks her full skillset and brings her creativity and ingenuity to the fore.

BradTasteMusic
81
When Rapsody said "I don't want your chains, I am not a slave" I felt that. I think this album was missing a bit of drip. I think Rapsody should listen to my project "Drip or Drown 2" for some inspiration. As a young boy from College Park, Georgia I feel like I understand Rapsody's struggle to achieve drip like I wear on a daily basis.

These samples made me cream. Nina, Phil Collins, Watermelon Man by Herbie Hancock... those are just the ones I recognized in the first 5 ... read more
_zeltrxn17
81
If Solange's latest album is the smooth, buttery R&B album with all the euphoric, intoxicating black anthems, then this is the Hip-Hop doppleganger of it, as Eve is full of personality and charisma. Rapsody manages to make one of the best Rap albums this year with captivating production, slick and vigorous verses and performances while sticling to a topic that is quite prevailing at this point. If this album ends up fading away behind the other bigger releases, it's really criminal because ... read more
MasterCrackfox
81
If this album by Rapsody falls at the way side along all the other releases this week, it will be genuinely criminal.

Rapsody brings a ton of cool energy to Eve. There are moments of soulful reflection on this album, along with some strong bangers that exhibits Rapsody's ability and flow. Each area is delivered with crisp expertise and control, along with some really fun and catchy beats and production.

Eve also features a star studded cast of vocalists backing up Rapsody across this track ... read more
WhatTheFunk
85
Rapsody, one of the most underrated rap artist of the decade, is back after "Laila's Wisdom" in 2017, a hip-hop masterpiece that has been critically acclaimed. In her new project entitled "Eve", the rapper from North Carolina defines her identity as a black woman. "Eve" pushes her introspective focus further, delivering a powerful ode to women of colour for a stunning and exciting record. "Eve" is a celebration of black women, of their strength, ... read more
Kanye
78
Eve is a solid collection of tracks that sometimes drag on a bit too long but are very powerful and meticulously written. The concept is very straightforward but highly effective, each track ties into a different strong black women ranging from Cleopatra to Oprah. After years of segregation and the lingering challenge of systemic racism in America, I think it's important to highlight those who rose past it and were great talents. I definitely enjoyed this and see it as an important statement of ... read more
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Track List

  1. Nina
  2. Cleo
  3. Aaliyah
  4. Oprah (feat. Leikeli47)
  5. Whoopi
  6. Serena
  7. Tyra
  8. Maya (feat. K.Roosevelt)
  9. Ibtihaj (feat. D'Angelo & GZA)
  10. Myrlie (feat. Mereba)
  11. Reyna's Interlude
  12. Michelle (feat. Elle Varner)
  13. Iman (feat. SiR & JID)
  14. Hatshepsut (feat. Queen Latifah)
  15. Sojourner (feat. J. Cole)
  16. Afeni (feat. PJ Morton)
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