Rapsody is a fan favorite here at Beats and Rants -- check the archives. So we are happy to report that the North Carolina rapper is set to drop her debut album The Idea of Beautiful on Aug. 28 via Jamla Records. Under the tutelage of Grammy Award-winning producer 9th Wonder, Rapsody has been making a name for herself in the underground rap scene. Today (Aug. 6), Rapsody dropped a new video for "Believe Me," her latest single from the aforementioned album.
In the Kenneth Price-directed video Rapsody spits introspective rhymes over 9th Wonder's ethereal production as she's surrounded by her Jamla Records family. The infectious "heebie jeebies" chorus was inspired by Lauryn Hill's verse off of the Fugees' song "Ready or Not."
After the jump, peep the album cover and tracklisting for Rapsody's The Idea of Beautiful. The collection boasts guest appearances from Phonte, Big Remo, Raheem DeVaughn, Ab-Soul, BJ the Chicago Kid and others, with production assists from Khrysis, E. Jones, Ka$h, Eric G. and Amp.
1. Motivation (Featuring Big Rube of the Dungeon Family) [Produced by Khrysis]
2. Precious Wings (Produced by Eric G)
3. Believe Me (Produced by 9th Wonder)
4. Non-Fiction (Featuring Raheem DeVaughn & Ab-Soul) [Produced by 9th Wonder]
5. The Drums (Produced by 9th Wonder)
6. Kinda Love (Featuring Nomsa Mazwai) [Produced by 9th Wonder]
7. Celebrate (Produced by E. Jones)
8. Destiny (Produced by Khrysis)
9. Good Ol' Love (Featuring BJ The Chicago Kid) [Produced by 9th Wonder]
10. In The Town (Featuring Nomsa Mazwai) [Produced by 9th Wonder]
11. Round Table Discussion (Featuring Mac Miller & The Cool Kids) [Produced by 9th Wonder]
12. The Cards (Featuring Big Remo) [Produced by Amp]
13. Beautiful Music f/ Phonte (produced Ka$h)
14. When I Have You (Featuring Nomsa Mazwai) [Produced by 9th Wonder]
**Bonus Track**: Believe Me (HaHaHaHa Remix) [Produced by 9th Wonder]