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  • Summary: The third full-length studio release for the North Carolina rapper features guest appearances from J. Cole, D'Angelo, GZA, JID, Leikeli47, Mereba], PJ Morton, Queen Latifah, K.Roosevelt, SiR, and Elle Varner.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
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  1. Aug 27, 2019
    100
    The 16-track potent lyrical adventure is peppered with countless poetic musings masquerading as seamless Hip Hop tracks, easily solidifying Rapsody’s musical legacy.
  2. 100
    On her new album, Eve, she explores a lineage of black female icons in a way that is both tender and compelling. ... The overarching sound, production and instrumentation on Eve are outstanding. ... Nina Simone said an artist’s duty, “as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times”. This is precisely what Rapsody has done – in the most resonant way possible.
  3. Sep 18, 2019
    90
    While nothing here is quite as creative as Laila standout "Jesus Coming," the MC's lyrical marksmanship, top-tier mike command, and service to her people and culture are indisputable.
  4. Aug 27, 2019
    80
    9th Wonder evolves with Rapsody here, perhaps out of necessity, as her raps continue to expand in force and scope. Alongside Eric G, Nottz, and Khrysis, the other in-house producers at his label, Wonder assists her in reaching new places.
  5. Aug 27, 2019
    80
    There are solid guest turns from newcomers such as New York rapper Leikeli47 as well as legends D’Angelo and GZA. But Rapsody herself is the undisputed star, offering up empowerment in droves on the catwalk-worthy Tyra (“damn I’m stunning”) and Serena, an ode to grafting hard for your fortune.
  6. Q Magazine
    Sep 24, 2019
    80
    Eve is a hip-hop delight. [Nov 2019, p.115]
  7. Aug 29, 2019
    80
    Eve is more than a sign of the times. Easily one of the best rap records of the year, it’s the sound of a skilled artist becoming a vital one, and asserting her place not only in the genre but in the world.

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  1. Aug 27, 2019
    10
    This album is truly everything I could’ve hoped for and more. Caving to ad libs has never sounded so good!
  2. Sep 4, 2019
    10
    O melhor álbum rap do ano, impecável do começo ao fim, a construção é incrível!
  3. Sep 4, 2019
    10
    Amazing in every way . I’m sorry but rapsody is the best female rapper of the 2010s no disrespect to Nicki Minaj .
  4. Aug 28, 2019
    10
    It’s one thing to rap well, it’s another thing to rap well and have something to say. However rapping well, having something meaningful to sayIt’s one thing to rap well, it’s another thing to rap well and have something to say. However rapping well, having something meaningful to say and still managing to make good music is rare and for that I’m already saying album of the year. This is as great an album as you’ll ever hear. The fact that she has GZA, D’Angelo and references Things Done Changed on one song shows the amount of dedication Rapsody has towards making a Quality Hip Hop product. The homage she pays to woman on this album is a true indicator of how much she recognizes the importance of being able to use your voice in hip hop to not just entertain but to speak to the community and inspire change. She absolutely Murdered it. Expand

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