We love to see Bardi getting her flowers despite all the crying others follow with every single time.
Charlamagne Tha God says Cardi B’s using the blueprints of Jay-Z and Drake during her recent feature run. While fans anxiously await the follow-up to her Grammy winning debut, ‘Invasion of Privacy,’ Cardi has been leading into her sophomore era with a number of solid verses alongside up-and-coming women in hip-hop, and together they’re delivering the hottest music out.
Late last year, Cardi joined GloRilla on “Tomorrow 2,” where many credited her verse as one of the best of the year. Then, she extended her talents to Latto’s “Put It On The Floor Again,” a song that seems to already have summer 2023 in a chokehold. Now, this Friday Cardi will join buzzing Chicago MC FendiDa Rappa on “Point Me 2,” which I’m going to tell y’all right now… is definitely going to be quoted all over social media for the remainder of the summer. According to Charlamagne Tha God, Cardi B’s employing a tactic that we’ve seen both Drake and Jay-Z use in the past.
During a recent episode of ‘Its Up There’ podcast, Charlamagne and Big Loon discussed the era of women in hip-hop who are dominating the genre. Charlamagne gave Cardi credit, specifically, for opening the gates for this new chapter in the culture. “Cardi shifted that in the culture,” he explained. “Cardi made it to where you’re the OG, you’re the person who made all the money, you sold all the records but you have no problem putting your arm around that next person.”
Charlamagne added, “Cardi did for female rap what Jay-Z and Drake did, you know what I mean?” The Breakfast Club co-host explained that Jay-Z would hop on buzzing records and catapult it to the top. He cited records like Juvenile’s “Ha! (Remix)” and other records from the South. Meanwhile, Charlamagne Tha God said Drake similarly used his platform to help introduce new artists. “What Drake did was make the record big. I think what Jay did with those co-signs is make the artist big,” he said, “I think Cardi’s doing both. I think Cardi’s helping to make the artist big and she’s helping to make the music big.”
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— Elliott Wilson (@ElliottWilson) July 4, 2023