Rapsody Breaks Down The Lyrics and Meaning Behind “The Pain” | @Rapsody

by Yah Yah

We recently featured Rapsody‘s video “The Pain”. The Roc Nation emcee headed to the Genius offices to give us a deeper look into the meaning behind the lyrics.

The song, which was produced by Nottz, samples “Countdown” by U.K. composer Alan Hawkshaw, who has been sampled by everyone from Janelle Monáe, to Foxy Brown to Ice Cube. Rapsody addresses the burdens placed on the Black man and the Black woman by society and the concurrent appropriation of our culture.

Rapsody is one of the illest emcee’s we have on the mic right now. Her contributions are well worth the Tidal subscription fee, where you can find “The Pain” and all of her recent Roc Nation releases exclusively.

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