Label: Roc Nation
Released: August 23

Rapsody used Eve to pay homage to Black women, naming each track after different iconic women through history. The album is filled with literal and figurative historic takes that show how powerful these women really are. And in true Rapsody fashion, the plot of each song is crafted with the sharp songwriting talents of one of North Carolina’s finest lyricists. She even takes time to salute to Everyday Struggle’s Nadeska Alexis in “Afeni” as she raps, “I ain't playin' the middle like Nadeska/It ain’t complex to be emotional or affectionate.” In turn, the 16-song album gives listeners a clearer glimpse into Black history, and the people uplifting it, than any textbook could. —Kemet High