Newly-minted Grammy nominated MC Rapsody took to New York City’s SOB’s Friday night (Dec. 1) for her Wisdom Is Power Tour. To promote her critically-acclaimed Roc Nation debut, Laila’s Wisdom, Rapsody embarked on the 15-stop journey across the states and Friday night was a true showcase of lyrical ability.
Accompanying Rapsody on the tour were her special guests Don Flamingo, Deante Hitchcock, and her fellow Jamla Records labelmate, GQ. The three up and coming artists each left it all on the stage delivering solid performances that kept the audience attuned to the show. With each act, it was as if the bar continued to rise and it made Rapsody’s highly-anticipated appearance all the better.
“If they ask you about Rapsody. Don’t tell them I’m a female rapper, a female MC, a femcee. If they ask you about me, you tell them I’m a motherf—ing beast,” Rapsody said half way into her set. She wasn’t lying either. Dressed in a red hooded sweatshirt under a camouflage army jacket featuring Colin Kaepernick’s name stitched across the back, Rapsody arrived on stage ready to feed off the energy the audience was giving her.
She ended the show with an energetic performance of her hit record “Power,” but before going into the record, Rapsody gave the audience some words of wisdom to live by. She explained that she’s been making music for a number of years and mentioned that people always ask her why she continues to do what she’s doing due to the lack of mainstream popularity.
Her response was, “I do this so women know that anything a man can do we can do just as well, if not ten times better than them.” Rapsody also spoke on people constantly asking her what she wants her audience to take away from her shows. “I want you to be inspired to do something, to love yourself, to live your purpose, to follow your dream, and to be confident in yourself.”