Rap Rising: Rapsody Drops New Album 'Please Don't Cry' With All-Star Lineup

By Tony M. Centeno

May 17, 2024

Rapsody returns with her most personal and brutally honest album to date.

On Friday, May 17, the North Carolina native released her fourth studio album Please Don't Cry via Jamla Records/Roc Nation. Her latest body of work begins with an eye-opening conversation with famed actress Phylicia Rashad. It continues with stand-out tracks like "Look What You've Done" which features a cameo from The Breakfast Club's Charlamagne Tha God and "Back In My Bag." She also includes critically-acclaimed collaborations with Erykah Badu, Bibi Bourelly, Baby Tate, Nicole Bus, Lil Wayne and more. During her new interview with The Breakfast Club, Rapsody admits that she actually had to rewrite her verse on "Raw" after she heard Weezy's contribution.

"When I got his verse back, I was like 'Nah!'" she explained. "I gotta match his level of raw like I gotta match it. I can't give the people that. I sent it back to him and was like 'I rewrote it. I took your flow and I just put my words to it> I just wanted to let you know. What you think?' He sent me fire emojis."

Please Don't Cry serves as the follow-up to her 2019 LP Eve. She kicked off the rollout for the album last year when she released her collaboration with Hit-Boy "Asteroids." Back in March, she confirmed the title of the LP and revealed its all-star lineup of features.

Rapsody's "Back In My Bag" currently sits at the top of iHeartRadio's Rap Rising playlist. Her new album also arrived on the same day as other incredible projects from A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Mach-Hommy, Kamaiyah, BIG30, wolfacejoeyy and more. Scroll below to hear the latest music from some of Hip-Hop's biggest stars now.


Rapsody, Please Don't Cry (Album)

Mach-Hommy, #RICHAXXHAITIAN (Album)

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Better Off Alone (Album)

Kamaiyah, Figuring Out My Emotions (Album)

Courtney Bell & Royce Da 5'9", Microdose (Album)

BIG30, Still King (Album)

wolfacejoeyy, Valentino (Album)

Your Old Droog, "Mercury Thermometers" (prod. Conductor Williams)

Russ featuring 6LACK, "Working On Me"

42 Dugg, "Win Wit Us"

Chance The Rapper & DJ Premier, "Together"

Saweetie, "NANi"

Lupe Fiasco, "Samurai"

Nardo Wick, "Deep End"

Desiigner & 1da Banton, "Best Life"

YTB Fatt featuring Rylo Rodriguez, "In The Air"

Sheff G, "Everything Lit"

Tha Dogg Pound, Tha Eastsidaz & Snoop Dogg, "We All We Got"

Chow Lee featuring Flo Mili, "swag it! (remix)"

JasonMartin & DJ Quik featuring Channel Tres, Fre Nationals & George Clinton, "TWO HI (WAVES)"

Juicy J featuring Sukihana, "Sukihana"

Mo3 featuring Finesse2tymes, "Blood Money"

South Strip featuring Robb Banks, "Relay"

Mercy, Michealangelo (Album)

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