Ever since Cardi B was educating the youth on Instagram and spitting out gems like “A hoe never gets cold;” I’ve always been rooting for the princess of the Bronx. From stripping, to taking over social media, to Love and Hip-Hop: New York, to the record-breaking track “Bodak Yellow;” Cardi has always found a new, fabulous way to reinvent herself and make that shmoney. With Invasion of Privacy, Cardi has yet again transformed herself away from a supposed “one-hit wonder” to a real artist that can create and produce a solid debut album.
Even at first listen, it’s obvious that New York rapper Dave East’s latest mixtape Paranoia 2 is worthy of the title it was given. It’s very much like you’re sitting in Dave East’s frantic mind and fading through his memories like a photo album. These memories work you through the “whys” of his apparent paranoia’s existence. His lyrics paint pictures that are almost photo-realistic and let you as a listener choose if this paranoia has a reason to exist in Dave’s head. Throughout the tape, he juggles the two mindsets of being haunted by different aspects of his rough past growing up in Harlem and the culture-shock of gaining immense popularity and fame through his rap career.
Depending on who you talk to, 2017 is either the best year of recent history or a year most of us want to forget. But, 2017 was surely an incredible year for Hip-Hop. Unforgettable moments stuck to the trending topics like glue and kept everyone talking. It can be a lot to remember at times, but that’s why I’m here to keep y’all in the loop. Here are ten viral moments of 2017 that are sure to stick in our minds for years to come.
Meet Milwaukee native, D. Bridge. After releasing Fresh Air 2 in 2012, he’s back with his new eight track EP, Bout That Time. With production by SB, Loco Los, CSYSYK, Weekend Neely, and Plaga Musik, Bout That Time is a very consistent body of work. It has a ‘what’s hot’ sound to it. Which is a positive and a negative.