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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the North Carolina rapper feature guest appearances from BJ The Chicago Kid, Black Thought, Gwen Bunn, Busta Rhymes, GQ, Kendrick Lamar, Lance Skiiiwalker, Terrace Martin, Moonchild, Musiq Soulchild, Amber Navran, and Anderson .Paak.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 24, 2017
    90
    It's not only her best work, but the best amongst her peers, the sort of album that transcends the lane she was in beforehand, transcends whatever antiquated gender biases may still permeate the genre and puts her in the same category as your favourite rapper (who's now clamouring for a Rapsody feature).
  2. Oct 24, 2017
    90
    It showcases Rapsody's indisputable excellence as a lyricist and rapper, and it sets up the next stage of a career that will keep everyone in the industry watching closely.
  3. Oct 24, 2017
    90
    Rapsody evolves on this latest album--increasingly comfortable revealing a wide range of personal facets while developing into an apt storyteller.
  4. Oct 24, 2017
    80
    While it's hard to pinpoint a track on Laila's Wisdom that is anthemic enough to be a dominant single, the project is a smooth, cohesive and powerfully insightful effort, which represents Rapsody's steadfast commitment to her craft.
  5. Dec 7, 2017
    80
    It uses funk, jazz and simple loops that blend elements of rap’s spiritual origins with more recent sounds in a way that allows Rapsody’s throwback lyrics and casually complex bars to shine.
  6. The Wire
    Dec 19, 2017
    80
    When she laughs that she’s never read Robert Greene’s self-help manual 48 Laws, not only is she declaring her album a bullshit-free zone, she’s redefining priorities for 21st century grown-up rap. On this form you have to hope her approach prevails. [Nov 2017, p.70]
  7. Dec 11, 2017
    80
    Laila's Wisdom is Evans' lyrically broadest and musically richest work, yet it doesn't have the sprawling quality of the first album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Nov 13, 2017
    10
    This album is a classic hands down. So expansive and expressive and the diversity of flows and beats makes this an incredible listen.This album is a classic hands down. So expansive and expressive and the diversity of flows and beats makes this an incredible listen. Lyrically Rapsody is untouchable compared to everybody. The beats a top of the line and there's just no going wrong with this epic album. Expand
  2. Nov 23, 2017
    10
    This album is incredible. Its without a doubt a potential classic. Her lyricism is incredible. If she continues in this fashion, she will beThis album is incredible. Its without a doubt a potential classic. Her lyricism is incredible. If she continues in this fashion, she will be one of the G.O.A.Ts. Expand
  3. Apr 9, 2018
    10
    It's not only her best work but the best amongst her peers, the sort of album that transcends the lane she was in beforehand, transcendsIt's not only her best work but the best amongst her peers, the sort of album that transcends the lane she was in beforehand, transcends whatever antiquated gender biases may still permeate the genre and puts her in the same category as your favorite rapper. Expand
  4. Dec 7, 2019
    10
    Straight up 10, this is one of those albums that you listen to the whole way through. That last track "Jesus is coming" has one of the mostStraight up 10, this is one of those albums that you listen to the whole way through. That last track "Jesus is coming" has one of the most calming beats I've ever heard in a rap song before. I don't know how this album got overlooked back then Expand
  5. Nov 10, 2018
    10
    Kendrick influenced this. rhapsody delivered well and thi is the best female rap album of the decade and one of the best ever
  6. Jan 9, 2018
    7
    Dull at times, and absolutely incredible in others. Rapsody's highly praised lyricism is justified with her great verses in every song