This evening, the history-making, true-to-her-roots, only-woman-in-an-all-men-best-rap-album-category Rapsody dropped a little more insight into her 7-year â€œovernight success,â€ the films & actresses who influence her alongside the musicians who do too, and how much she loves body-rolling.
5 days before the Grammys, she says this year feels different from the last time, when she went to support Kendrick after guesting on TPAB. â€œThat was like when you babysit someone elseâ€™s kid. This one is mine. I carried it for 9 months. I had to push that thing out.â€œ
Endearing herself to me even more, she told me South Africa, where she created the album Beauty & the Beast, is her favourite place to perform. When I asked when it was that she knew she had power in her words to articulate her thoughts about the world, she says it was in a moment that came while in Soweto. A woman approached her after a performance with a little girl, about 3/4, and this little girl said she wanted to be like Rapsody. â€œThatâ€™s when I knew the power of music for me, and how important my voice was. So that was when it changed for me. No lie – Soweto, South Africa.â€
Sending Rapsody â€” Marlanna Evans â€” good vibes for the Grammys this weekend!