If we were to sum up Rapsody in a few words, we’d describe her as conscious, unapologetic, real, and one of the most talented rappers out right now. Today the first lady of Jamla Records dropped the next single off of her LP Beauty And The Beast, the Eric G-produced “The Man” in conjuction with “Different Problems Interlude,” which showcases everything we just listed and more. On the track Rapsody tackles issues in today’s society, such as innocence, growing up without a father, and the questions children of color ask about racism.
Of the song, Rapsody wrote:
I wrote this song as a dedication to all the boys growing up without fathers who now have to try and fill those big shoes. I wanted to tell the story of how they have to grow up fast, lose their innocence so young, and the damage it does (no matter your race). The interlude that follows deals with racism, and how people of color have to have these tough conversations with their children that others parents don’t. It’s hard to explain to a five year old that because of the color of their skin, they will be treated differently. But, that’s a reality for us.
With everything going on right now, this drop had perfect timing. Salute, Raps.