Rapsody - Eve
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2019 Ratings: #25 / 757
User Score
Based on 471 ratings
2019 Ratings: #146
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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.

90
AllMusic

While nothing here is quite as creative as Laila standout "Jesus Coming," the MC's lyrical marksmanship, top-tier mike command, and service to her people and culture are indisputable.

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.

80
Rolling Stone

Easily one of the best rap records of the year, it’s the sound of a skilled artist becoming a vital one, and asserting her place not only in the genre but in the world.

70
The Needle Drop
North Carolina rapper Rapsody's newest album is a thoughtful tribute to black women, and her most ambitious concept to date.
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
IvoBraga
85
Probably one of the most solid releases of the last weeks, Rapsody strikes us with a hard-hitting project with amazing soul samples that creates an great atmosphere for the album, even tho the second half of the album is way more filled with those samples, as an entirity the album doesn't disappoint.
There's some big names in here as well, mainly the rnb legend D'Angelo, the wu-tang beast GZA and the Dreamville rappers Cole and JID. All of them don't disappoint at all and only push the quality ... 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
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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Added on: June 28, 2019