North Carolina native Rapsody has been respected in underground rap circles seemingly forever. She’s worked with the likes of DJ Premier, Kendrick Lamar and Big Daddy Kane in the past, as well as a long standing relationship with 9th Wonder.
Rapsody released her second studio album, Laila’s Wisdom on this day in 2017. While the album didn’t make any remarkable commercial success charting at 125 on the US Billboard 200, Laila’s Wisdom did receive critical acclaim including Grammy nominations and is widely regarded as one of the best rap albums of the year.
9th Wonder and Khrysis handle the majority of Laila’s Wisdom’s production while Kendrick Lamar, Black Thought and Busta Rhymes each feature on the album. Laila’s Wisdom is the first album Rapsody released since signing to Roc Nation.