In her new single, “The Pain”, North Carolina emcee Rapsody highlights the struggles of being Black in America. Over a soulful Nottz-produced cut, Rapsody addresses everything from relationships, to gun violence, to single parent families.

“The, the, the pain/ Of black women disrespected by the world/ Too much attitude, anger/ We ain’t supposed to love our bodies/ F*ck you, I know what you think about us/ Overlooked by our own cause we ain’t exotic/ America been suckin’ our titties too long/ Mad they can’t break us, America we too strong/ I know the pain, frustration, all the lies, deceit/ The love of watching a mother beat a child in the street/Oh the pain of it…”Rapsody

“The Pain” is available to stream on TIDAL.