Acclaimed hip-hop artist and 2018 double Grammy Nominee Rapsody is confirmed to take center stage at Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend. On April 1, the breakout star will close the festival on the main stage at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Palm Springs, CA.
A North Carolina native, Rapsody created a buzz at the close of 2017 with the release of her lyrically poetic solo album Lalia’s Wisdom. The smoldering album, in which she expertly spins out stories of love, resilience, and female empowerment, features an impressive list of names, including Kendrick Lamar.
The sensational artist and poet earned two Grammy nominations for her musical efforts: Best Rap Album for Laila’s Wisdom and Best Rap Song for her single “Sassy.”
Rapsody’s rise marks a crucial moment for female emcees who haven’t had the same opportunities as their male counterparts. She’s one of only four other female emcees to have a solo album nominated for Best Rap Album.
Rapsody hopes to continue to break barriers. “I want to be an artist that shows women that they do have a choice to be respected off their talent alone and not because of looks or gender. The only thing that matters is that you are dope,” she says.
She joins the Dinah 2018 line up as the perfect example of a powerful woman defining her career her way, on her terms.
“Every year the Dinah showcases powerful women who are claiming success on their own terms. We are proud to have an artist of her caliber join our roster – someone who continuously proves to be an original trendsetter breaking gender stereotypes and positively influencing fans and women around the world,” says Mariah Hanson, founder and producer of the Dinah. “Rapsody stayed true to vision and lights the way for others to do the same. [She’s] a perfect example of female empowerment and proof that doing it your way is not only possible, it’s preferred.”