Rapsody — UNC Chapel Hill To Teach Course On Her ‘Eve’ Album

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Rapsody — UNC Chapel Hill To Teach Course On Her ‘Eve’ Album

Rapper and North Carolina native Rapsody has a lot to celebrate amid the grim coronavirus pandemic. On a post to her over 527k followers on Instagram, the rapper, whose real name is Marlanna Evans, announced that the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill is offering a course on her album Eve. She wrote,

“One of the highest honors is to create art for the culture and have it taught in our educational institutions! Thank you @tbunzey at @uncchapelhill and Simone Drake at @theohiostateuniversity”

She included a screenshot of the professor, doctoral student Tyler Bunzey, announcement that he’s teaching the course, which will take place during the Fall 2020 semester.

“I am incredibly pleased to announce that I will be teaching a course this fall on Rapsody’s magnificent album “EVE” We will be examining the album track by track with readings and media to accompany each record. If you know some UNC undergrads that would like to take an ENGL course that will cover womanist philosophy, hip hop history, and popular culture, PLEASE share! I’ll share the syllabus when I solidify our weekly readings.”

Ohio State University professor Simone Drake will also be holding a presentation titled “Toni Morrison’s Houses of Women and Rapsody’s Eve”

Rapsody’s latest album Eve was released Aug. 23, 2019, roughly three years after she signed a record deal with Roc Nation. Her debut album with label, titled Laila’s Wisdom, was released on Sept. 22, 2017. That project received two Grammy Award nominations for Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song.

Each song on the Eve album was named after an influential black woman, including Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Myrlie Evers, and Aaliyah. The album featured appearances from acts such as Queen Latifah, J.Cole, GZA, D’Angelo and others. The album peaked at number 76 on the US Billboard 200 and number 42 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Congrats to Rapsody for the amazing achievement!

Would you attend a class on Rapsody’s Eve? Tell us in the comments.

Rapsody gets Course Taught on her album ‘Eve’ at UNC Chapel Hill

Rapper and North Carolina native Rapsody has a lot to celebrate amid the grim coronavirus pandemic. On a post to her over 527k followers on Instagram, the rapper, whose real name is Marlanna Evans, announced that the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill is offering a course on her album Eve. She wrote,

“One of the highest honors is to create art for the culture and have it taught in our educational institutions! Thank you @tbunzey at @uncchapelhill and Simone Drake at @theohiostateuniversity”

She included a screenshot of the professor, doctoral student Tyler Bunzey, announcement that he’s teaching the course, which will take place during the Fall 2020 semester.

“I am incredibly pleased to announce that I will be teaching a course this fall on Rapsody’s magnificent album “EVE” We will be examining the album track by track with readings and media to accompany each record. If you know some UNC undergrads that would like to take an ENGL course that will cover womanist philosophy, hip hop history, and popular culture, PLEASE share! I’ll share the syllabus when I solidify our weekly readings.”

Ohio State University professor Simone Drake will also be holding a presentation titled “Toni Morrison’s Houses of Women and Rapsody’s Eve”

Rapsody’s latest album Eve was released Aug. 23, 2019, roughly three years after she signed a record deal with Roc Nation. Her debut album with label, titled Laila’s Wisdom, was released on Sept. 22, 2017. That project received two Grammy Award nominations for Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song.

Each song on the Eve album was named after an influential black woman, including Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Myrlie Evers, and Aaliyah. The album featured appearances from acts such as Queen Latifah, J.Cole, GZA, D’Angelo and others. The album peaked at number 76 on the US Billboard 200 and number 42 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Congrats to Rapsody for the amazing achievement!

Would you attend a class on Rapsody’s Eve? Tell us in the comments.

Authored by: Chelsea Adjalla