Rapsody, ‘You Should Know’ | Track Review
Rhapsody delivers a gem on “You Should Know,” the promo single for her third album, ‘Laila’s Wisdom.’ She’s assisted by the one and only Busta Rhymes.
Rapsody is among the underrated artists in the rap game. She’s been around for years, yet, she’s hasn’t had that breakthrough moment. It’s a shame, because the North Carolina MC has bars. She showcases her skill on “You Should Know,” the promo single for third project, Laila’s Wisdom. She enlists Busta Rhymes for the assist.
The pros are ample regarding “You Should Know.” The production work is naturally a selling point, providing Rapsody a soulful backdrop to spit over. Rapsody has a marvelous flow, and sensational rhymes as well. Additionally, her tone of voice is pitch-perfect for female rapper – she’s got a bite, toughness, and attitude. The marriage of the production, along with her skills is superb to the nth degree. Taking two verses for herself, she ensures that she’s the star of the show and nobody is going to steal her shine, not even Busta Rhymes.
Busta Rhymes is never a slouch, and “You Should Know” is no different. Rather than spitting over the same production that Rapsody does, Busta raps over the switch up. The switch up remains soulful, but there’s a kinder, gentler vibe. This is a surprising change of pace for the rapper, who is known for his eccentricity and quick-paced, loud, and hard-hitting flow. The departure is actually welcome, if somewhat surprising given the energy established by Rapsody herself.
There are no glaring cons in regards to “You Should Know.” A six-minute track isn’t always easy to digest, but the quality is excellent in this particular instance. If one is to nitpick, then, the lack of the traditional, hard-nosed Busta Rhymes might be a con. Rapsody builds up these killer, biting rhymes, and then Busta Rhymes goes a softer direction.
All in all, “You Should Know” is a gem. Rapsody and Busta Rhymes both shine on this six-minute cut. Sure, Busta isn’t as charged-up or turned-up as we’re accustomed, but his change of pace is enjoyable nonetheless. “You Should Know” is definitely #winning.