Jamla Is The Squad
The real Betty Shabazz got burned but Rapsody probably set the booth ablaze when she recorded her ode to Malcolm X’s late wife. And similar to the slain Civil Rights leader, North Carolina’s celebrated mistress of ceremony is a genius with those nouns and verbs that penetrate the soul of all who hear the sermon.
Last week, Jamla owned the Internets after dropping a handful of records from the Jamla Is The Squad compilation album. But today, the clique upped the ante by streaming the full project to coincide with its release.
At the ball just keeps on rolling for the Jamla collective, who debuted their fourth track this week with “15 Minutes of Fame.” Crooner BJ The Chicago Kid takes leads the charge, while wordsmith Add-2 backs him with a proper verse.
Jamla has more heat in the tuck. For a second consecutive day, the clique provide an audible blessing — this one’s titled “Be Inspired.”
This real rap — real names and no gimmicks. Talib Kweli, Elzhi, and Phonte collaborated on a track aptly titled “No Competition.”
Speaking of consistency, there are few relatively new MCs who have a track record like Rapsody. See proof in her new track, “Betty Shabazz,” set to appear on Jamla Is The Squad.