While fans patiently await Rapsody‘s third studio album “EVE“, the North Carolina emcee delivers her new video entitled “Ibtihaj.”
The star-studded affair produced by 9th Wonder features appearances by Wu-Tang staple GZA who the song samples his classic “Liquid Swords“. Also making appearances in the video is Mary J. Blige and Roxanne Shanté, while R&B singer D’Angelo blesses the tracks hook with his vocals.
According to the press release the song’s title pays homage to Ibtihaj Muhammad, a member of the United States national fencing team. In 2016, she became the first Muslim American woman to wear a hijab while competing for the United States in the Olympics.
“The stories behind the songs on EVE are inspiring, and I wanted to do my part in celebrating these women in the best way I know how,” she said. “I want to not only help tell these stories but help further each woman’s legacy and spark curiosity in people to learn more about them.”
Rapsody’s album EVE is set to arrive on August 23, while you wait check out the video above.