Rapsody is about to drop her album Eve in August. The main concept of the album will be the empowerment of Black Women as she revealed plans to Essence’s Sydney Scott.
The tracklist for Eve contains song titles of women that have transformed their industries and includes the names of Whoopi Goldberg, Nina Simone, Oprah Winfrey, and Aaliyah. To get a good idea of the concept, back on Mother’s Day, Rapsody released the single “Phylicia”. It was a tribute to mothers and paid homage to Phylicia Rashad, who played the iconic Claire Huxtable of the 80’s and 90’s classic sitcom, The Cosby Show.
“Their strength and their resolve and their classiness and their love and their fight and how much they carry within my own family, it really spoke to me,” Rapsody explained, with regards to her personification of Black Idealism (as opposed to a more pessimistic view of the culture). “I was always open and aware that I had that and how beautiful that was and that everybody doesn’t have that.”
She’s also included a duet for the Eve album with Queen Latifah titled “Hatshepsut”. The idea behind the single is having “a strong village of Black Women” at every corner standing behind her.