Cardi B has been everywhere this year, showing a level of pop dominance that we have not seen from a rookie rapper in years. But Cardi has not released any solo tracks since he released his surprisingly strong debut LP Invasion of privacy in April. Or at least, he has not released any solo songs so far. Today, Cardi comes out with the new single "Money", and it's unpleasant.
The "money" is a piece of New York rap undiluted in recent days, with Cardi flexing on a reduced pace from producer CB2. The song barely has a chorus. It's almost completely Cardi who speaks ill about a few bass tones and piano notes: "All of you, bitches in trouble / Bring the brass knuckles to the fight / I heard that Cardi popped out / Yes, I went Pop / That's what what is he doing to me? bubble."
This is exactly the kind of song that Cardi B should be doing right now. It is difficult and immediate, and projects the same bigger mockery than the life that made Cardi sound like a revelation about "Bodak Yellow" more than a year ago. Listen below.
"Money" is already available in the transmission services.