Why 2018 is the year of the Cardi B, the rapper from the Bronx and the most beloved of the planet – The Voice of New York


The winds can be a supporter of a system of Social Security in the neo-rooseveltiano and a credible supporter of Bernie Sanders, and at the same time to win any kind of award for being the artist most listened-to streaming of the year, in the name of the trap and the sounds of the caribbean

In the last twelve months, has become the first rapper to bring three individual first place of the Billboard charts of best-selling singles (and heard), the first woman to appear in five songs in the same top 10, and the artist most listened to of the year on the various platforms streaming. The credit goes in large part to his first LP, Invasion Of Privacy, issued in April, double platinum fourth album, the most listened to stream in 2018, and one of the few able to satisfy all, without distinction and the criticism of the most sophisticated, the radio, the trade circuits, the world of fashion and the young of every part of the planet. But the Cardi B, between featuring, collaborations, and performances on television, is first of all a viral phenomenon. According to a recent study, the gif that they see it as the protagonist are the most used and shared on the web. Everything that concerns you ensure a media coverage of uncontrollable, between estimators and incurable hater. The last episode saw the protagonist, her ex-husband, the Offset (one of the three Migos) that stopped the performance of ” Cardi B at the Rolling Loud to convince her with an expensive bouquet of roses to get back together with him. The equally glaring, but elegant, denial of the Cardi has turned the incident into one of the episodes of the most talked-about of the week.

Despite his exuberance, and the socket rather facilona of some of his songs, such as the irresistible summer hit I Like It, it is difficult to find a class in 1992 that can fit the bill of the classic awards in the world the mainstream (2 nominations at the BET 2017, five BET Hip-Hop 2017, four trophies at the BET Hip-Hop 2018, seven Grammy nominations, including five for the next, three awards at the AMA, and three MTV Video Music Award) and to be convened by headlining one of the festivals independent of the most swanky and sought-after in Europe and the world such as Primavera Sound 2019, in Barcelona.

And to think that, up to 2015, few people had heard of Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar was born 11 October 1992 and grew up in Highbridge, in the South Bronx, from a family of hispanic origin (father is dominican, mother is from Trinidad). As a teenager he attended the Renaissance High School for Musical Theater & Technology, but spends most of his time between Washington Heights, the paternal grandmother, and the Bronx, where he came in contact with the laps, the most dangerous and disreputable gang of the Bloods. At the age of nineteen, removed to his poor discipline from a supermarket in Lower Manhattan, where it is employed full-time, he began a career stripper, which-particularly on the web causes it to become a character very popular.

Dancer, rapper, and the man potentially able to break through virtually any screen, in 2015 it is fished right on the web by the authors of the reality show of VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: New York, where he becomes the protagonist until 2017. In 2016, like many other american artists, takes the side of Bernie Sanders, and during the election campaign, is highly critical of the immigration policies advocated by the future president. Admirer of the social security rooseveltiana and supporter of humanitarianism, pro-minorities, Eleanor Roosevelt, even after the victory of Trump, Cardi B is not part of it. At the Grammy awards of 2018 is among the actresses and personalities who, together with Hillary Clinton read some of the passages of the incendiary Fire-and-Fury, the book written by Michael Wolff for telling the background of the turbulent early months in the White House of the new administration.

In the meantime, here are the two mixtapes, Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2., that they put in the talent of razor-sharp rapper. His hip-hop initially was the son of the sound of the East Coast, but you can see immediately the potential to icon trap and contamination in Latin, the daughters of his caribbean origins. The success, however, comes with Bodak Yellowoverwhelming single released in June of 2017 the door immediately at the head of the list of individual most sold and listened to in America. The same success will come with the second single, ” I Like It, where he hosts two stars of Latin music such as J Balvin and Bad Bunny. Since 1998, the most recent was Lauryn Hill, a woman did not reach a result so flattering and this is not a successful passenger, seen that it is only on Spotify the two tracks put together, surpassing the billion streaming. In addition to those of the two guest just mentioned, in Invasion of Privacyrecorded at The Cutting Room of the Village of New York city, appear among the second entries of the Migos, Chance the Rapper, Kehlani, SZA, 21 Savage, and YG. The list of manufacturers is endless, and includes 30 Roc, Andrew Watts, Benny Blanco, Boi-1da, Craig Kallman, Cubeatz, DJ Mustard, Frank Dukes, Keys, Murda Beatz, Needlz, Tainy and Vinylz, which, together with other professionals in the production process, pack songs where the flow is aggressive and enveloping of Cardi and its overflowing femininity, hip-hop can express itself in the best of ways.

Capital XTRA, Entertainment Tonight, Exclaim! (section rap), The Ringer, Rolling Stone, Stereogum (section rap) and the Time they have just been elected, Invasion Of Privacy, the best album of the year 2018. The critics of the Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, Highsnobiety, and Paper, instead, place him on the podium of the best releases of the year. On 20 December, the Recording Industry Association of America announces that all of the songs of Invasion Of Privacy are officially certified as disks of gold or silver, a record never achieved by a woman in the history of music.

If 2017 is the year of the Migos of her ex-husband, who she married in private in his bedroom, the 2018 was undoubtedly the year of this ventisenne of the Bronx from the ideas very clear.

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