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Rapsody, The Idea of Beautiful

Don’t call it a comeback. Female MCs are slowly re-establishing themselves as major players in the rap game, and some of them are doing it without a shake of the hips. Just as LL Cool J raged some years ago, female MCs will argue that they’ve been around for years―people just haven’t been paying attention. But the industry, along with any half-decent hip-hop fan, will have no choice but to give North Carolina upstart Rapsody a slice of the spotlight. Her debut album The Idea of Beautiful is a very good first step in what should prove to be a ...

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