Today Billboard premieres a new track from Rapsody, “Godzilla,” produced by the acclaimed 9th Wonder. Rapsody has worked with everyone from rappers — Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T. — to R&B singers like Raheem Devaughn and Erykah Badu. Check out the song below:
9th Wonder, who has collaborated with some of the biggest names in rap and R&B (Jay Z, Drake, Mary J. Blige) serves up a lean, hard beat — not much more than pointy guitar, a vocal sample, and percussion. This gives Rapsody plenty of space to roam, which is fitting for a song titled “Godzilla.” “Godzilla, so above the rest, only God fly with ya,” she raps. “Godzilla crushin’ y’all villas.”
The track appears on Rapsody’s new EP, Beauty and The Beast. (Rapsody put out an album, The Idea Of Beautiful, in 2012, and the She Got Game mixtape last summer. She sets the expections high for her new release: “I’m the new Thriller and this here’s so Off The Wall” she raps, playing with Michael Jackson album titles. Beauty and The Beast comes out on iTunes October 7th.