This episode of A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal is a must-listen for any Rapsody fan. Sitting down with Jeff and Eric Rosenthal in their NYC apartment, the Jamla MC walks us through her journey from growing up in the small town (as in 1600 population small) of Snow Hill, NC, dropping out of NC State University with one credit left, and meeting and learning under her long-time mentor 9th Wonder. Rapsody also reflects on her patient rise in the rap game, from having a song with Erykah Badu to Kendrick Lamar reaching out to get her on To Pimp a Butterfly to signing with JAY-Z’s Roc Nation last summer. All that plus amazing stories about Busta Rhymes, Young Guru and getting hip-hop homework from 9th.

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