Rapsody

Rapsody, (also know by the stage name Rapdiddy) is the new female force in hip hop, and she's about to blaze the trail for the new generation of women who rely on their skills to make marks in the music world. She is the first lady of North Carolina super crew Kooley High, and Grammy Award winning producer 9th Wonder's protégé and first artist signed to It's A Wonderful World Music Group / Jamla, the brainchild of his true school resurgence, setting the bar high for all succeeding label mates, male or female. Paying homage to her hip hop godmothers MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, and Lauryn Hill, this Snow Hill, North Carolina native doesn't just represent the female side of hip hop- the b-girl, the rapper, and the deejay who rocks the party just as well as any man. She is an emcee who represents hip hop beyond lines of gender, proving that anything "the boys" can do, she can do too. Her skills as an emcee are the highlight of her presentation, while her inherent feminine twist proves to be the icing on the cake.


She has been featured on Dream Merchant 2, 9th Wonder's first solo venture since signing with Atlantic, in addition to Brooklyn emcee Skyzoo's release, The Power of Words, hosted by super deejay, DJ Drama. She has also been featured on numerous Kooley High releases, and is scheduled to make an appearance on 9th Wonder's long awaited release, The Wonder Years. "I want to make good music and be a role model to little girls, especially little black girls," she confirms.


Rapsody has also shared the studio and soundbooth with Pete Rock, and Von Pea of Tanya Morgan. Her ability to captivate audiences with explosively dynamic performance spread across the industry, leading her to share the stage with hip hop general Big Daddy Kane, as well as Geechie, Suede of Camp Lo, Blu and Exhile, Tanya Morgan, Wale, J. Cole, Colin Monroe, The Clipse, and Yahzarah.


Currently, she is working on her first solo release, The Return of the B-Girl. This defining EP will feature her Jamla label mates Skyzoo, Tyler Woods and Big Remo, and other industry heavy hitters. She is also slated to release two EPs with North Carolina producers E. Jones and Ka$h, entitled "Kenny's Got a Crush!" and 'Sugawater", respectively. In addition, she is working on a mixtape and full-length studio album with friend and label head, 9th Wonder.


Rapsody's intelligent wordplay and unparalleled flow will remind fans of the woman's reign of hip hop- when it was always ultra sexy to be cool, and less often the other way around. With a roster of features this heavy only 5 years in the game, Rapsody's blinding light promises to shine brighter as this young star's career continues to blossom.

The self-proclaimed “clean-cut, young-face bul from the toilet” is a Philadelphia native who cruses through the realms of music genres, but has found a home with Hip Hop. He taps into the traditions of lyrics and Hip Hop while presenting the traits of a quality artist. Being in his early twenties, this young Philadelphian has seen a lot, but still is experiencing the world around him, and presenting those experiences through captivating song. The name “Bey” was given to him by his mother and is apart of his actual name; Amir Akram-Bey Richardson. Bey is also a name that is used by his close family and friends. When creating his music he hopes to establish that closeness with listeners, which is the reason why he goes by the name Bey.

Matt Ford

Coming from the city of brotherly g’s I tend to take my music to a universal level . I was born and raised in Philadelphia and I seen both the good and the evil that city brings. I feel like living here, you can’t help but get a taste of both. My music is a reflection of my interests and my life, I offer my perspective. My mission is to open and change minds in my own twisted way.

Pharaoh Dinero

Matthew Law aka DJ Phsh

DJ PHSH is a force to be reckoned with in the Philly music scene. Co-creator of the popular dance party PHSH TANK, this DJ virtuoso has honed his DJ skills for the past 10 years spinning for the likes of HBO and Fader Magazine as well touring in Germany all of 2011. PHSH' skill is unparalleled, his sense of cool is magnetic, and he's a true music taste-maker who always impresses.

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Rapsody with Bey, Matt Ford, Pharaoh Dinero, Matthew Law aka DJ Phsh

Wednesday, June 19 · 9:00 PM at Silk City Diner