RATING: 10/10

LABEL: Jamla Records & Roc Nation

HIGHLIGHTS: Laila’s Wisdom, Ridin’, & A Rollercoaster Jam Called Love

BACKROUND:

Laila’s Wisdom is Rapsody’s second studio album. Released earlier this year on September 22. Album features Kendrick Lamar, Anderson Paak, Busta Rhymes, Lance Skiiiwalker, Black Thought, BJ the Chicago Kid, Musiq Soulchild, Moonchild, Gwen Bunn, and Amber Navran. Produced by Nottz, 9th Wonder(Most of the tracks), Khrysis, Ka$h Don’t Make Beats, and Eric G.

OVERVIEW:

Album starts with some gospel. Then Rapsody hits you with some wisdom. Love yourself.

Know your power. Keep it and use it wisely.

Chrome(material) has significance.

Gotta pay up if you’re a gold digger.

You’re riding around looking for yourself. Even though the person you’re looking for is inside of YOU.

Rapsody gets a little sassy. She’s a strong woman.

Nobody really knows anything. Focus on your knowledge of self.

They called her ugly. So she put in the work. Now everyone adores her.

Then she let’s you know her tribulations and Busta adds more perspective and points out the beauty in it.

Love is a rollercoaster. Ups & downs, regrets, emotions, questions, etc.

As easy as it is to fall in love. It’s hard to fall out of it. And when you do. It’s quick.

If you want into her heart. Just knock on the door.

OOOWEE. Life’s crazy. You have to stay grounded even with your head in the sky.

Then she ends the album with some confessions and opens up about her problems.

This album is GREAT. I think it’s potentially classic material.

It’s a TPAB quality album in my opinion.

I can’t point out any flaw.

It’s just raw artistry at it’s finest.

With the Jazzy production with some Funk, Boom Bap and Gospel here and there.

She hits home. She gave wisdom on self worth, love, struggle and life in general.

I have to bump this again. And again. And again…

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