Rapsody Announces a New Album That Features Lil Wayne, Erykah Badu and Others

Calling all Rapsody fans! The wait is almost over. Guess who is coming back with a new album after four long years? Her latest single, "Stand Tall," addresses some issues she's had about her sexuality and it's probably a taste of what's to come from her highly anticipated fourth studio album.

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Please Don't Cry

On March 14th, Rapsody made a lot fans happy when she went on Instagram and X to announce her long awaited album. While revealing the title of the album, Please Don't Cry, the release date, the artwork and the tracklist, she said:

"The last four years have been a beautiful, challenging, exciting, scary, journey back to self. A becoming. A reintroduction. An unveiling. An unlearning. A knowing. An unplugging. A welcome home. A reality check. A love story with the reflection in the mirror. And I love her. She’s raw. Imperfect. Real. Goofy. Intelligent. Cool as a cucumber. Patient. Kind. Mad. Emotional. Funny. Quiet. Swear she gangsta. Thoughtful. Grateful. Forgetful. Overwhelmed. Once a month she got an attitude. She cares deeply. Sometimes too much. She’s a lot of things. She’s complex. But, I think that’s what makes her special. And I can’t wait for you to get to know her."

The album is set to drop on May 17th this year.

Check out artwork on Instagram

The emcee has been sharing more interesting details about the album. You just gotta check out her Insta. Anyhoo the Please Don't Cry project features many notable guest appearances. That's Alex Isley, Amber Navran, Baby Tate, Bee-B, Bibi Bourelly, Dixon, Keznamdi, Niko Brim and Phylicia Rashad. The album also features the Queen of neo-soul, Erykah Badu herself, and the best rapper alive Lil Wayne.

Rapsody's known for her lyrical prowess and powerful storytelling, and the project she is working on is sure to be no exception. The Rocnation signee takes pride in being real in her raps and writing songs with the intention of passing a message. Here's to strong female voices in hip-hop!

While we wait for the album, don't forget to dive into her impressive back catalogue, including the critically acclaimed "Laila's Wisdom."

Want more Rapsody? Follow her on social media (IG & X: @rapsody) to stay updated on the new album!