Full disclosure, I am friends with Ursula Rucker. I knew her as my boss 12 years ago before I knew her music and poetry. If you don’t know her, Ursula was the first feminine touch to The Roots early albums. Then she went on a sonic journey. I’ve seen Ursula perform at least a dozen times in various settings, but tonight was different. Ursula Rucker’s new album, She Said, is on fire with rage and animus. With a six piece band beside her, Ursula seemed the most amped and vivid I have ever seen her on stage. Her music still gives me the chills. Look for the album soon!