In case you’ve been living under a rock you have likely heard the name Cardi B.
Her meteoric rise to fame has made her a household name and has even earned her shout outs from Missy Elliot to Janet Jackson who has been seen dancing to the Bodak Yellow beat during her current tour.
Speaking of Bodak Yellow, her recent single, has been revered as the song of the summer and just yesterday, became #1 on the Hot 100 BIllboard charts making her the second female rapper since Lauryn Hill to have a #1 song on the list with no features. Before hitting that top spot you can find campaigns and hashtags all over social media calling for making Cardi’s song #1.
These days it's much more likely to have a campaign against someone, trying to stop them from succeeding than it is to see such an outpour of support from regular fans to celebrities alike. This begs the question… What is it about Cardi B that makes us want her to win?
Well, if you’ve done your research, you’d find that her rise to fame has not been as meteoric as one may have thought. So here is my take on why we are all rooting for Cardi B.
KEEP WINNING CARDI!
The fourth annual Forbes Under 30 Summit will take place October 1-4 in Boston, Massachusetts. The summit will feature many speakers including rapper Kendrick Lamar.
The four-day gathering will take place at Boston’s City Hall Plaza and feature several addresses by young artists, entrepreneurs and activists, including Skylar Grey, Tyler Oakley and DeRay Mckesson. Lamar’s keynote, which will include a conversation with Forbes Senior Editor Media and Entertainment Zack O’Malley Greenburg, will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 1:00 p.m.
“Kendrick Lamar is the voice of the under-30 generation, and we can’t wait to hear more from him,“ says Greenburg in a statement. “Not only does he write and record groundbreaking songs, but he also embodies the same sort of spirit, drive and thoughtful passion of his peers across science, tech, the arts and beyond. Forbes is honored to host him in Boston.”
Learn more about the Forbes Under 30 Summit here.
Coming off the successful debut of her short film Trip, Jhene Aiko has surprised her fans by drop an album of the same name today (September 22). It is her first solo album since Sailed Out in 2014.
Trip bring with it 22 new tracks, some of them featuring artist like Big Sean, Brandy, Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee and more.
You can stream Trip the album below or download it on iTunes.
School is back in session but that doesn't mean that it's to late to help out students in need. Bronx-born rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie wants to help out and will be partnering with the Garden of Dreams Foundation, in collaboration with the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation for a special back-to-school drive.
Tomorrow (September 20), A Boogie will hold the drive at Whedco Highbridge in Bronx, NY. He will be signing autographs and taking pics with fans as well as handing out much needed school supplies like pencils, notebooks and more.
The Garden Of Dreams Foundation works with nearly 30 partner organizations to “to reach children who are facing challenges such as homelessness, extreme poverty, illness and foster care.”
A Boogie's new album, The Bigger Artist, is set to drop later this month.
Linkin Park announce so big news on Twitter today (September 18). The band announce that they will put on a concert that will honor their late band-mate, Chester Bennington. The show will be held at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Oct. 27.
According to the band's website, Linkin Park will be joined by several other performers. The entire night will celebrating Bennington and his influence on people around the world.
Tickets for Linkin Park’s special show go on sale to the public Friday (Sept. 22) at 10 a.m. Pacific. Take a look at the band’s tweet about the event below.
Two of New York best rappers are joining forces for a new collaboration. Lil' Kim and Remy Ma have apparently been work on a new project together. The Queen Bee took to Twitter with a photo of herself and Remy clocking in the hours at the studio.
Fellow New York rapper Remy Ma also shared a photo from behind the mic, which presumably means the collaboration will appear on Remy’s first solo LP since 2006, 7 Winters, 6 Summers.
“It’s coming,” she tweeted. “#Legendary #7Winters6Summers #PrettyBrown.”
It's been quite a year for Cardi B. She inked a new recorded deal with label Atlantic and she released one of the hottest tracks of the Summer, "Bodak Yellow." Now she is looking to make moves up the album charts when she releases her debut this October.
While performing in Philadelphia this past weekend at the Made in America Festival, she announced the news to the crowd.
“Thank you everybody it was fun,” she told fans. “Thank you ya’ll. Let me remind you I’m dropping my album in October.”
To make the year even better, Cardi B finally got to meet Beyonce and really what can be better than that.