Marlanna “Rapsody” Evans is a rapper signed to 9th Wonder’s Jamla Records and Jay Z’s Roc Nation. She’s originally from Snow Hill, NC and rapped as part of the group Kooley High while in high school, before pursuing a solo career. A skilled lyricist who stays true to her motto “culture over everything,” Rap’s quickly established herself as a force to be reckoned with in the world of hip hop.

She’s worked with several notable veterans and up-and-comers (e.g. Jay Electronica, Common, Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller & Chance the Rapper) and has been named one of the 20 Greatest Female Rappers of All Time by XXL.

Her 2014 EP Beauty and the Beast, showcases her abilities as an intricate lyricist and vivid storyteller over diverse production that’s both hard-hitting and soulful.

In July 2016, Rapsody signed to Jay Z’s Roc Nation and on November 16 2016, she released her first EP backed by both Jamla and Roc Nation, Crown. Her second LP, Laila’s Wisdom, was released in September 2017 and received nominations for Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song (for “Sassy” at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.