The North Carolina rapper shared the news on social media, showing excitement for the celebration of her album. EVE, honored the Black women who inspire Rapsody.
“With me, I don’t know what I was listening to. Actually, I do know what I was listening to. I was going back and listening to a whole lot of Roberta Flack and Nina Simone. I was on that vibe. For some albums in the past, I would listen to The Black Album, Jay Electronica, etc. It was always kind of based on Hip-Hop. With Eve, I went back and listened to soul and R&B. I listened to a lot of Gil Scott-Heron as well. I just wanted that energy, but that’s kind of where we were all at in our own respective places. When we got together, it was a melting pot of magic. That’s the best way I can describe it,” Rapsody says on creating EVE during an interview with Def Pen.
According to details in the post, students taking the course, presented by Tyler Bunzey, a doctoral student at UNC’s English department, will examine EVE track by track, covering womanist philosophy, hip-hop history, and pop culture.
“One of the highest honors is to create art for the culture and have it taught in our educational institutions!” writes Rapsody on Instagram.
Listen to the album below: