Rapsody - Eve
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2019 Ratings: #27 / 792
User Score
Based on 577 ratings
2019 Ratings: #175
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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

jaz_4
77

cmon rapsody you have a 10 in you i believe it

RapReviewsRepos
85

In “Eve”, Rapsody succeeds in crafting a love-letter to the oft-overlooked, oft-denigrated minority that is the Black female.

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85

8.5/10

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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