Rapsody, Leikeli47 spread the wealth in video for “Oprah”

    A standout from Rapsody’s latest album, ‘Eve.’

    Rapsody Leikeli47 Oprah MV
    Rapsody. Image: Rapsody official YouTube

    Rapsody and Leikeli47 have released an empowering video for “Oprah,” a cut from the former’s latest album, Eve.

    Directed by Sarah X, the clip opens on Rapsody playing dice with a group of women, trying to rack up $20 bills which feature Harriet Tubman instead of Andrew Jackson. But the rapper doesn’t keep the cash for herself. Instead, she “circulates” the cash by donating to the homeless, supporting to black-owned businesses and contributing to prison reform efforts.

    The visual ends with a triumphant speech from spoken word artist Reyna Biddy: “I kinda feel better now, ’cause I got it now / For me, for him, for her / For my grandmama who had to pick cotton / And my granddaddy who got lashed at, then laughed at.”

    Aside from “Oprah,” Rapsody’s Eve also features the single “Ibtihaj,” with D’Angelo and GZA. The record includes contributions from hip hop heavyweights such as J Cole, Queen Latifah and JID.

    Watch the video for “Oprah” here: