Rapsody performs “The Drums” live on 106 & Park [Video]

Last night Rapsody joined the BET Music Matters Family at 106 & Park to give a live rendition of “The Drums“, one of the wonderful highlights from her debut album The Idea of Beautiful.

With mentor and frequent collaborator 9th Wonder on the ones and twos and The Soul Council providing live instrumental support, the gifted true school emcee delivered a dope performance of the soulful, boom-bap track, which 9th originally produced and which Heather Victoria laces with her smooth vocals. Around the 1.40 mark she even switched it up to drop rhymes over The Fugees‘ classic “Ready Or Not” beat, and she was just as impressive in the brief interview afterwards, in which she explained why she became a rapper and talked about some of the artists who influenced her.

“Culture over everything” is the message. Check it out below, and scroll down for the original music video.