Laila's Wisdom

Rapsody - Laila's Wisdom
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2017 Ratings: #21 / 725
User Score
Based on 237 ratings
2017 Ratings: #65
September 22, 2017 / Release Date
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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.

WhatTheFunk
87
After a few procrastinations and a career intelligently built like her reputation, Rapsody delivers her second studio album, almost 5 years after her first one, "Laila's Wisdom", one of the best hip-hop album of 2017. It's never easy to do a quick review, this type of project is so rich in lyric and musical references. It also took Rapsody two years of work to release this album. It's a rare miracle when you know that the music industry is going extremely fast today. Rapsody opens the ... read more
MinatoArisato
75
A soulful and lyrically dense rap project which is a joy to hear.

Best Track: Jesus Coming
Worst Track: You Should Know
zachthesnack
89
Gives Lauryn Hill and Missy Elliott a run for their money as the greatest female MC.
El_Bark
90
2017 me was sleep hard as hell on rapsody, i guess younger me wasn't ready for greatness and i needed to mature a bit to realize. Laila's Wisdom is an essential modern rap album
AZIZ
68
I think I'm just sexist
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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)
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