— 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

-Just a a few weeks ago, multi-talented up-and-comer, Masego, premiered his new single, “Old Age”, featuring SiR. Now we have a visual to match -a pretty humorous one at that.

Quite a few sophisticated young men can understand the desire to pursue older women and Uncle Sego is one of them. For starters, they know their bodies much better than their younger counterparts and can put together a good meal according to the Virginia-native. To get this message across, he called on TDE crooner, SiR.

The music video also features comedian, Renny, and opens with a short sample of one of his popular Instagram skits. Throughout the video, Masego keeps his eyes on an older woman only to find out that she is his girlfriend’s mother. Still, he can’t seem to shake his infatuation.

Check out the full video above and Masego’s upcoming North American tour dates below. He might be pulling up in your city.

October 18 / Washington DC / U Street Music Hall (early & late show)

October 20 / Providence, RI / The Met

October 21 / New York City, NY / Irving Plaza

October 23 / Toronto, ON / The Opera House

October 24 / Detroit, MI / Magic Stick

October 25 / Chicago, IL / The Metro

October 27 / Minneapolis, MN / Fine Line Music Cafe

October 29 / St. Louis, MO / Ready Room

October 30 / Nashville, TN / EXIT/IN

October 31/ Atlanta, GA/ The Masquerade

November 1 / Dallas, TX / Trees

November 2 / New Orleans, LA / Parish @ House of Blues

November 4 / Houston, TX / Warehouse Live Studio

November 6 / Denver, CO / Cervantes

November 7 / Phoenix, AZ / Crescent Ballroom

November 8 / San Diego, CA / The Observatory North Park

November 9 / Santa Ana, CA / The Observatory

November 11 / San Francisco, CA / Mezzanine

November 12 / Oakland, CA / The New Parish

November 14 / Portland, OR / Hawthorne

November 15 / Seattle, WA / Neumos

November 16 / Vancouver, BC / Fortune Sound Club

November 18 / Los Angeles, CA /November 18 / Los Angeles, CA / The Fonda  

-As one of the most versatile young talents in music today, Masego prepares to release a new album and embark on a 30-city tour run just after dropping his new track, “Old Age” featuring SiR.

This past Wednesday, Masego released a new song titled, “Old Age”, where professes his fondness for older women and calls on Top Dawg Entertainment’s SiR to help him do it. Sego recently spoke with NPR and discussed how the song’s idea was sparked by a Katt Williams performance, although the message was loosely based on some of his own past relationships. He stated,

“The main theme of that show was how slept-on older women are… They got food in their fridge, make love better, and can just know what they want outta life.”

He’s also announced that his debut album, Lady Lady, will be arriving on September 7th. The album will include 13 tracks along with features from SiR, De’Wayne Jackson, Tiffany Gouche, and FKJ (A.K.A French Kiwi Juice).

If that’s not enough, Masego will be hitting the road on August 27th, where he’ll be accompanying Leon Bridges on his run of Amphitheater performances until September 8th. Shortly after that, he’ll be headlining his own tour across North America from October 16th – November 18th.

Check out the tour dates below:

August 27 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater*

August 28 – Atlanta, GA – State Bank Amphitheatre At Chastain Park*

August 29 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater*

August 31 – New Braunfels, TX – Whitewater Amphitheater*

September 1 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater*

September 2 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater*

September 4 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theater*

September 5 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre*

September 7 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre At UC Berkeley*

September 8 – Las Vegas, NV – Pearl Concert Theater*

October 16 – Boston, MA – Royale

October 17 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA

October 18 – Washington, D.C. – U Street Music Hall

October 20 – Providence, RI – The Met

October 21 – New York City, NY – Irving Plaza

October 23 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House

October 24 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick

October 25 – Chicago, IL – The Metro

October 27 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe

October 29 – St. Louis, MO – Ready Room

November 1 – Dallas, TX – Trees

November 2 – New Orleans, LA – Parish @ House of Blues

November 4 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Studio

November 6 – Denver, CO – Cervantes

November 9 – Santa Ana, CA -The Observatory

November 11 – San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine

November 14 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne

November 15 – Seattle, WA – Neumos

November 16 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club

November 18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda

* = supporting Leon Bridges

Written by Simo Haier