22. "I stand firmly with you on this" In response to Reply # 1
I'm far from a backpacker, but I'll be damned if I let someone shame me into respecting her as an artist. I love the person, respect her hustle, and wish nothing but success in her career, but I stop short of embracing her "contribution" to this art form. It's background music to me, and will always be.
8. "this verse on Best Life tho" In response to Reply # 0
I said I never had a problem showin' y'all the real me Hair when it's fucked up, crib when it's filthy Way-before-the-deal me, strip-to-pay-the-bills me 'Fore I fixed my teeth, man, those comments used to kill me But never did I change, never been ashamed Never did I switch, story stayed the same I did this on my own, I made this a lane Y'all gotta bear with me, I been through some things Went from small-ass apartments to walkin' red carpets Pissy elevators, now every dress is tailored This some real-life fairy tale Binderella shit I got further than them hoes said I will ever get
Cardi got me forever for that realness...love her so much
14. "It's a good album" In response to Reply # 0 Mon Apr-09-18 11:31 PM by astralblak
it's surprisingly introspective, not because it's Cardi, anyone who pays attention to her IG knows she gets insightful, but I thought she was just gunna go pure slappers route, which there is a healthy amount of...
She Bad is my fav joint
Be Careful gunna, prob already creeping, towards being a hit
Drip, Bickenhead, I Do are other favorites
she should've put Bodak at the end tho. It's so ubiquitous at this point, it fucks up the flow of the album IMO
26. "Cardi really worked on her mic skills." In response to Reply # 0
The first 2 mix tapes only had one kind of bop, delivery wise. So it's refreshing to listen to someone take the craft seriously and WANT to get better.
She could've skated by with the one or two flows she had and gotten plenty of sales, streams, etc.
But she hunkered down in the lab with a team and got better as an emcee.
Props to her.
One thing tho! I wish either Cardi or someone on her team would've thought of Pun while making the album.
They missed a golden opportunity to utilize 'You Came Up' off of Capital Punishment. The theme of 'You Came Up' fits her story to a T, coulda got NORE on the hook. Wouldn't have been a single but an updated version with someone like Boi-1da or Harry Fraud flipping the sample?
28. "Good album - enjoyed it" In response to Reply # 0
Cant say theres anything i would go back to but definitely better than I expected. Production is good, most hooks are good. Her rapping is catchy, might not have any lines that will go down as the greatest but definitely enjoyable.
Would like to hear her do more bilingual/latin stuff.