Written by Jason Greenfield
Once again, Rapsody finds herself re-united on a track with King Kendrick. The dynamic duo is joined by Top Dawg Entertainment’s own Lance Skiiwalker for Power, a track from her latest project Laila’s Wisdom.
Skiiwalker, who has only worked alongside members of TDE previously, throws his hat into the ring as he sings the chorus in his unmistakably soulful voice. His singing sounds effortlessly good and fits perfectly alongside Rapsody’s and Kendrick’s verses.
Rapsody brings her signature ‘smooth like butter’ flow, that rides so easily over the jazz-inspired instrumental. Whilst this isn’t a change for her in terms of style, it feels like she has found her niche in terms of music; and without a shadow of a doubt, she executes it flawlessly.
Over the past couple of years Rapsody has seen a tonne of success, after having featured on the song Complexion on K. Dot’s To Pimp a Butterfly album back in 2015. She followed this up with the release of Crown, in late 2016, after having been signed to the prestigious R.O.C Nation label.
Despite having stayed quiet for the majority of 2017, it appears that Rapsody is once again ready to drop (in her own words) a “mad colourful album,” and take us on a musical journey through her 14 track project.
Laila’s Wisdom, released this morning, features contributions from Anderson Paak, Busta Rhymes, BJ the Chicago Kid, Moonchild and many other talented artists. Check out the project below.