What I’m Listening To: Cardi B, Janelle Monae, Rae Sremmurd

Okay, so for no matter purpose I needed to attempt to do weekly playlists, however that’s simply too troublesome as a result of I don’t sustain with new music a lot nowadays. I’ve reached that time in life the place you sort of cease and simply pay attention to speak radio.

So I’m going to only let you realize what I’m listening to and you may pay attention and perhaps discover extra of the artists catalog.


So Cardi B has had one of many largest glow ups I’ve ever been witness to. A Bronx native, Dominicana who began as a stripper then turned Instagram well-known and hustled that into a task on VH1’s Love & Hip Hop. From there she turned her brief run on the present as a platform to take over the rap recreation. I first heard about Cardi from individuals I comply with on Twitter who maintain me within the know, however I by no means watched the present or knew of her Instagram notoriety. I fell in love together with her by way of clips of her on the present, then began going by means of her mixtapes.

Cardi B is unapologetic about who she is and the place she comes from. Shit like that must be admired, however as an alternative lots of people rag on her. People name her “ghetto” and “uneducated” due to the best way she speaks. A sister of mine tagged one other in a meme on FB that stated “Cardi B makes music for women who think that talking louder is winning an argument”, you’ve in all probability seen it. When I see shit like that I roll my eyes so fucking exhausting as a result of Cardi B makes music for ladies who’re always marginalized due to the communities they arrive from and who are sometimes underrepresented due to the best way they appear. She makes music to empower these ladies to point out them that shit like that doesn’t matter. Believe in you, safe the bag and fuck the haters.

Look on the stats. Chart topping music, hundreds of thousands of followers, a number of options with different chart toppers, killed her SNL efficiency, killed her Coachella set by channeling Left Eye, whereas pregnant AND twerking within the fucking desert..Met Gala in couture. AND SHE WAS BLESSED BY QUEEN B.

BARDI GANG BITCH! “Got a bag and fixed my teeth, hope you hoes know that ain’t cheap”.

Her album Invasion of Privacy is so fucking dope! I listened to it the day after it dropped, within the San Francisco Airport on a flight delay, excessive off my ass. I shit you not once I inform you I virtually cried listening to it. IT IS EMOTIONAL, RAW AND BET SHE HAS MORE IN STORE. My favourite monitor is “Be Careful”, however her entire album is a temper and can be my Summer staple. Sunroof open. It’s not a menace, it’s a warning.

A number of years again I had the prospect to see Janelle Monae stay. I’m not mendacity once I say it was a life altering second. I turned a fan, or stan as all of the cool individuals say. Since then she hadn’t actually put out new music till a pair weeks in the past when her Dirty Computer album was launched…with a brief movie hooked up to it that premiered the night time earlier than. Before that she launched a pair movies which might be a part of the brief movie and I used to be simply salivating as a result of to me she is likely one of the most artistic and revolutionary performers we’ve got proper now. She’s a mixture of Prince, Bowie and hints of James Brown.

Janelle Monae has been having an thrilling profession to observe blossom. Grammys, Oscars, scene stealing performances, she’s doing all of it and killing each facet of her careers. She’s sensible, eloquent, thought scary and her current popping out as being pansexual is one thing we should always all be praising.

I get to see her in a number of weeks at McMenamins Edgefield as a part of their Summer Concert collection and I’m so fucking excited!! I hope her muse Tessa Thompson is there 😛

What can I say about Rae Sremmurd? Well their identify spells Ear Drummers backwards, however I don’t actually know something concerning the duo. I simply discovered they have been brothers and that they’re Cali natives. But none of that issues as a result of I’ve fucked with every of their albums which were launched.

I’ve been rocking their newest album trilogy, SR3MM which has one album that options the 2, then they every get their very own album that’s tailor-made to their particular person types. Similar to what Outkast did again once they launched Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.

Each of their albums has so many ear worms: Black Beatles, my all time favourite Throw Sum Mo with Nicki and Thugger, and No Flex Zone.

There you go, three superior albums that it is best to take a look at.


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