“Ibtihaj” is the first single from her forthcoming album Eve, set to release on Aug. 23 via Roc Nation Records. Rapsody premiered the song’s visual in Times Square, which includes appearances by GZA, Mary J. Blige, and Roxanne Shanté.
In her new album 'Eve,' @Rapsody celebrates women and sisterhood by naming tracks after inspirational figures. Her first single is named after the first Olympian to wear a hijab while competing. Watch "Ibtihaj" ft. @thedangelo & @therealgza now.⠀⠀⠀— Vevo (@Vevo) August 2, 2019
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Named after the Bible’s original woman, Rapsody’s third album celebrates women of color across the world. “Ibtihaj,” in particular, is an homage to Ibtihaj Muhammad who was a member of the U.S. national fencing team and the first Muslim-American woman to wear a hijab while competing for the U.S. during the 2016 Olympics. Each song on the album is named after an iconic black woman who has served as an inspiration to Rapsody throughout her life.
Watch the video for “Ibtihaj” above, and listen to the song below or on Apple Music.