Like most people I was introduced to Cardi B through VH1’s Love & Hip-Hop reality show. Then a friend hit me me up with her Red Barz, which I liked but I was just like, okay *Jay-Z voice*. Then the Lick video came out…
Then I was like, “Oh DAMN.!“. She really could rap, not a pretty face and a fuego physique. This was my official introduction to Cardi B. I had this track on repeat for a long time, I still do. If you’re wondering where her name came from..
My name is Belcalis ,Growing up people called me Bacardi cause my sister name is Hennessy ..FYI
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) July 21, 2016
Cardi’s story reads like something from a movie. From stripper to Instagram model to rapper is no mean feat for her and she maintains the realness, which was one of the things that drew me to her. I could feel that she was bubling under, Cardi just needed that one hit, enter Bodak Yellow.
Bodak Yellow spiraled into something bigger than anyone expected, marking her first Billboard Hot 100 entry (currently on #49 at the writing of this article and climbing). It is also currently #4 on the Apple Music charts. It’s set to become the biggest rap record, having been released only in June 2017 but already making waves. Co-signs from the likes of Kevin Hart, Ludacris, DJ Khaled and Vanessa Simmons have been made in support of Bodak Yellow, which drew it’s inspiration from controversial rapper Kodak Black.
If you haven’t started to yet, you better make way for Cardi B, because she is not stopping for anything.