After putting out one of music’s most impressive and sonically-pleasing albums this year, Rapsody continues her lyrical onslaught with Funk Flex’s latest freestyle episode. On Nov. 21, Hot 97 published the North Carolina native’s 4-minute verbal exercise on its YouTube page, already amassing nearly 27,000 views.
“Y’all was taking L’s/I used to them to spell Allah/That’s God flow, Rakim/Y’all be on that rah rah, all cap/I called Kap, he ain’t pick up receivers/Jay was kicking game, I was open enough to receive it/Y’all was on my head like ‘Not Rap, I can’t believe it!’/Knowing my moves would make sense one day like Jason Weaver,” she rapped.
On Wednesday morning (Nov. 20), the Grammys announced its 2020 nominees. Rapsody and her Eve album were shut out, leading fans and critics alike to become baffled by the Recording Academy’s oversight. On Instagram, Rapsody opened up about the snub but overall remains optimistic with an unshakable talent.
“Frustrated…beyond. But, you have to tell yourself the good fight is never an easy one,” she wrote. “And the people that are the faces of the purpose behind your art are what makes creating not empty: with awards, nominations, or none at all.”
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Thank you for the LOVE you award me. I see you. The ones who lend me your ear, words, support. Every time. I rarely, if ever, show my cards or that I’m human when it comes to my music career. Feel like opening up some today, tho. Today…..disappointed. Yes. Frustrated…beyond. But, you have to tell yourself the good fight is never an easy one. And the people that are the faces of the purpose behind your art are what makes creating not empty: with awards. nominations, or none at all. Not to hold you, the acknowledgment for your craft indeed feels amazing!! I haven’t been nominated for much but what I have I’m thankful for. There’s so much power and weight in numbers, nominations and awards….we artist know what that does for our exposure; and for the many, validation. And you want people to continue to discover and play and be inspired by the music. That’s what I get excited about anyway. But, hey….we keep on creating. @freddiegibbs …you put out one of the best albums….to everyone nominated for anything congratulations….to all artist who create….keep the microphone, pens, visuals, instruments lit. Art is too important not to share. Mad love. ♥️
Watch the freestyle up top.