Video: Psalm One – “Impatient (Just U and Us)”

Debuted by RESPECT Mag, the Chicago Emcee and First Lady of Rhymesayers Ent.’s Shares The Warriors-Themed Visual From Third Studio Album

11.25.2015

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Critical Praise:

“A seasoned writer with a soulful and vulnerable style, her songwriting is multi-faceted and ultra-cultural.” ASCAP

A witty, talented lyricist who’s not afraid to reveal personal information as well as brag about her own skills, which are certainly numerable.” All Music

“Living proof that a female rapper can be just as badass as a male one, that ‘female’ can be dropped altogether as a qualifier so that she can just be a rapper.” – Pop Matter

“How many more intellectual rap nerds and gangster rap poseurs does she have to leave doubled over in pain before people take notice of her dopeness?”– RapReviews.com

The Video:

As the first lady of Rhymesayers Ent., Psalm One has been making noise in the underground rap scene for nearly a decade. With her new visual, “Impatient (Just U and Us),” which debuted on RESPECT Mag, the brainy emcee proves she’s anything but ordinary. As Okayplayer previously described the song in their premiere, it’s “a trap-inflected take on the Bill Withers classic ‘Just the Two of Us,’ laced with full-spring high-hats and a heavenly hook, providing Psalm with the space to stretch out her rigged and raw verbiage over a cut that has all of the vibes.” The video has the Chicago artist teaming up with fellow Rapper Chicks member Angelenah (fka Angel Davanport), who sings with a demanding urge on the song’s chorus.

“The song is very dark. It’s about a lover who is convinced she is making the right choice, but is really weird about waiting for the love she desires,” Psalm One explains, adding “I’m all about genre-bending and gender bending as well. [The Rapperchicks] all worked hard on the P.O.L.Y. album and we wanted to show our group in the video. We also wanted to be the protagonists. So we decided to flip genders real quick and be the dark heroes of this story of us trying to find some good energy in the city at night. Good energy is everywhere but it’s not always where you’re looking. And you have to be patient.”

Psalm One’s recently released P.O.L.Y. (Psalm One Loves You) album alludes to the philosophy of polyamory, with Psalm One delivering playful, seductive wordplay complemented by developed production and live instrumentation. “I’m growing as a woman, as a person, and as an artist,” Psalm One told Complex when asked about her inspiration and the album’s subject matter. “As of the past year or so, I’ve been exploring polyamory. That is the practice of maintaining multiple loving relationships. It is a super challenging lifestyle, to say the least. Ups and downs, tears and joy. I have always been a serial monogamist, so my life has been turned upside down. As a result, my music has gotten more lush, and I’ve been able to open up my platform and peer group to more incredible musicians. I’m very community oriented now. Not so much into ‘scenes.’ I’m into sharing my crazy life with amazing people who deserve it.”

Watch “Impatient (Just U and US)”: https://youtu.be/V4LTC8-rcVo

Check out the RESPECT Mag premiere: http://respect-mag.com/2015/11/premiere-psalm-one-impatient-just-u-us/

Listen to P.O.L.Y. (Psalm One Loves You)https://soundcloud.com/psalmone/sets/p-o-l-y-psalm-one-loves-you

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Background:

Hologram Kizzie (aka Psalm One) is the first woman artist signed to Rhymesayers Entertainment, a powerhouse of a label known for breeding legends. She’s savvy, self-assured and with almost a decade of rapping and touring under her belt she easily captivates her audience with thoughtful, provocative lyrics and exudes confidence. She has toured North America and Europe; watching her perform is both invigorating and inspiring. Having a degree in Chemistry from the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, Psalm knows the importance of education, so between tours and music production, she partners with Intonation Music Workshop to offer Rhymeschool, a hip-hop based after school program with an emphasis on literacy and team building. Rhymeschool is offered in cities across the United States, Haiti, and France and was a featured story on PBS.

Psalm One reintroduced herself to the world under a pseudonym: Hologram Kizzie with a new sound in her album Hug Life. She recently performed at Chicago Bulls’ Joakim Noah‘s birthday party via special request, and played an impressive four showcases at SXSW 2015. She’s shared stages with Vic Mensa, Kendrick Lamar & Travi$ Scott and her resume only continues to grow. Kizzie proves that artistry, growth and longevity are possible, even in this volatile rap landscape. Her most recent musical effort is ZRO FOX, released Winter 2015. ZRO FOX is a collaborative album with ProbCause, her label partner at Bonafyde Media, an artist-run Chicago-based record label. As a member of the all-female supergroup The Rapper Chicks, Psalm One is pushing boundaries and opening the door for new talent. Psalm One’s third studio album, P.O.L.Y. (Psalm One Loves You), is now available.


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Watch “Impatient (Just U and US)”: https://youtu.be/V4LTC8-rcVo

“Taming the Goddess”: https://soundcloud.com/psalmone/psalm-one-taming-the-goddess

“Plenty of Wins”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heqK-H-r16Y

P.O.L.Y.https://soundcloud.com/psalmone/sets/p-o-l-y-psalm-one-loves-you

“Maybe Never” ft. My Gold Mask: https://soundcloud.com/psalmone/maybe-never-feat-my-gold-mask/

“Impatient” (Just U & Us): https://soundcloud.com/psalmone/psalm-one-impatient-just-u-and-us

“Need Love Too”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUEGcClLzsQ