Invasion of Privacy
Last year Cardi B became the first female rapper to top the Billboard Hot 100 in almost two decades with superb break out smash hit Bodak Yellow, and the former stripper turned rapstar born Belcalis Almazar caps her explosive ascension while earning immediate status as one of hip-hop’s elite on Invasion Of Privacy, a fearless and furiously progressive debut album.
Cardi’s unapologetic, in your face approach over these 13 tracks is designed to challenge preconceived notions and succeeds unequivocally thanks to the 25 year old’s ferocious rhyming skills and raw attitude, both of which are on full display on standouts such as the aforementioned Bodak Yellow and Bartier Cardi, its well chosen follow up single, while Migos show up for a well executed posse cut on Drip.
It’s not only all out bangers here though; Cardi takes time to dial back the aggression on tracks like the celebratory, Chance The Rapper assisted Best Life and wraps proceedings up on a high with another excellent feature, this time courtesy of fellow contemporary trailblazer SZA on closer I Do.
Words: Andrew Lambert
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