Bronx rapper Cardi B blowing up, playing Warm Up in August
Bronx rapper, TV personality, feminist and former stripper Cardi B has been blowing up off the strength of her viral, chart-climbing "Bodak Yellow." The immediately addictive song gets people going crazy at her shows. It got Wendy Williams to invite her on her show to perform it. It got Angel Diaz and Sean Stout to give it this glowing review on Complex:
Unapologetic does not begin to describe the totally unfiltered and sheer Cardi B-ness of Cardi B's personality. She's a hood chick who's not afraid to be hood no matter the setting. Cardi B is Cardi B 24/7, 365, this is why she resonates with people, and that same energy comes out in her music.
"Bodak Yellow" is a great, extraordinarily catchy record. The hook, the beat, her lyrics: it all works. Cardi sounds so sure of herself, it's difficult not to believe and rap along with every word. Her shit feels like early Lil' Kim, the way the fellas react to her bars. That beat drops and people go nuts.
If you're still sleeping on Cardi, check out the "Bodak Yellow" video and a few other videos below. You won't regret it.
Cardi plays her home city at the August 12 edition of Warm Up at MoMA PS1. That bill also has inc. no world and Ian Isiah performing a collaborative set of gospel standards (which sounds like something that is not worth missing), plus Total Freedom (with Ryan Trecartin), Hitmakerchinx, Lotic, and Yatta. "Hip-hop and R&B meet at the cutting edge of club music for this edition of Warm Up," says Resident Advisor, who named this show an RA Pick. Get tickets.