— Following her 2016 breakthrough album, Laila’s Wisdom, Rapsody prepares to release her third and most anticipated project, Eve.

Back in June, Rapsody announced that she’d soon be releasing a new album titled, Eve. She also shared her desire to name each song after a Black woman due to her belief that she is an extension of every Black woman. Well, ‘soon’ is quickly transitioning into ‘now’ as Rapsody has dropped the official cover art and tracklist.

The album, named after the Bible’s original woman, includes tracks named after some of Rapsody’s greatest female inspirations such as Sojourner Truth, Nina Simone, Aaliyah, Maya Angelou, Michelle Obama, Tyra Banks, Serena Williams, and more. The tracklist also reveals a number of big-name features including Queen Latifah, J. Cole, Mereba, Elle Varner, D’Angelo, GZA, J.I.D, Leikeli 47, PJ Morton, SiR, and K. Roosevelt.

So far, Rapsody has only released one single titled, “IBTIHAJ”, featuring D’Angelo and GZA along with an accompanying music video. The music video, directed by Jay Scorsese and Misa Hylton, was a powerful representation of the power and beauty of Black women and even included surprise cameos from Hip-Hop legends Mary J. Blige and Roxanne Shanté.

Eve, which follows up Rapsody’s two previous albums The Idea of Beautiful (2012) and Grammy-nominated Laila’s Wisdom, is due for release on Friday, August 23rd via Roc Nation.

Tracklist:

  1. NINA
  2. CLEO
  3. AALIYAH
  4. OPRAH ft. Leikeli 47
  5. WHOOPI
  6. SERENA
  7. TYRA
  8. MAYA ft. K. Roosevelt
  9. IBTIHAJ ft. D’Angelo + GZA
  10. MYRLIE ft. Mereba
  11. Reyna’s Interlude
  12. MICHELLE ft. Elle Varner
  13. IMAN ft SiR + J.I.D
  14. HATSHEPSUT ft. Queen Latifah
  15. SOJOURNER ft. J. Cole
  16. AFENI ft. P.J. Morton

J. Cole, together with fellow Dreamville Records‘ artists EARTHGANG, Ari Lennox, J.I.D, Omen, Cozz, Bas, and Lute, present Revenge of The Dreamers III, and it’s nothing but the dream compilation we’ve all been waiting for. 

Dreamville Records, founded by J. Cole and his manager Ibrahim Hamad, has finally released the next chapter, a long-awaited follow-up to part II (2015). The album also features guest artists Kendrick Lamar, Buddy, Ty Dolls $ign, Vince Staples, Dreezy, and much more greatness.

Revenge of The Dreamers III (ROTD3) is the ultimate euphoria for hip-hop and alternative R&B fans alike, placing listeners within a realm of rapture; an epic line-up of astounding artists, an unrivalled lyrical flow, bustling bars, heavy-hitting hooks, fresh beats, honey-like melodies, and of course, topped off with the quintessential soul samples to have you hypnotised from the very start until end.

This 18-track marvel is simply incalculable; the procured result of both a collaboration and a community of artists that no one other than J. Cole could bring together.

Listen now below.

— Dreamville signees, Bas and J.I.D, have finally teamed up on a record and drop “Fried Rice” just as the summer begins to heat up.

With Bas and J.I.D both earning a spot on J.Cole’s Dreamville roster as 2 of the hottest young rappers in Hip-Hop right now, it’s only right that we get a few dope collabs out of them. While they’ve previously appeared on “Can’t Call it” along with J. Cole and Earthgang, their latest release, “Fried Rice”, is the first time we’ve seen the duo on a song without anyone else. Well, now that we’re here and the early listeners have spoken, there are no clear signs of disappointment.

The KQuick-produced track starts off with a sonically distorted intro/chorus performed by Bas just before he gets into his first verse and proclaims to have “the city up under the wing like it’s fried rice”. J.I.D later enters with his signature wordplay and fast raps as he dissects the beat with surgical precision.

Bas

A few months ago, “Fried Rice” was seen on a tentative tracklist during a livestream of the Revenge of the Dreamers III sessions. This has lead many to believe that it will be featured on the upcoming project, but there has been no such confirmation so far.

Check out the full track above and be prepared for a damn good summer from the Dreamville camp.