Cardi B’s debut album is an “Invasion of Privacy”
Cardi B’s long-awaited album, “Invasion of Privacy,” was immediately the number-one album on iTunes in its first week.
Being her debut album effort, it was released on April 6 by Atlantic Records, it marks a departure for her career as she had previously released mixtapes.
Things changed particularly with her claim-to-fame single, “Bodak Yellow,” which was released in June 2017.
Cardi B was the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” on April 7, where she promoted her album and first performed a mashup of “Bodak Yellow” and “Bartier Cardi.”
In her second performance with “Be Careful,” as the camera panned out, the crowd started to cheer as Cardi’s baby bump was shown for the first time after rumors of her pregnancy had been speculating for months.
Besides her pregnancy reveal on SNL, this was her first performance of “Be Careful” off the new album. Right away, this song made its way to the top of the charts, along with “I Like It” and “I Do,” the latter featuring SZA.
The album has some big names featured on it such as Migos, Chance the Rapper, Kehlani and 21 Savage.
The first song on the album is called “Get Up 10,” with the lyric: “Knock me down nine times but I get up ten.”
This song references Cardi getting knocked down in her career and her rise to success.
The song begins slow, then a heavy beat comes in and gives the song a faster pace. This is one of the more exciting, heavy rap songs on the album.
Also, the fifth song, “Be Careful,” is a standout track with lyrics like, “It’s gonna hurt me to hate you, but loving you is worse.”
The song, “I Like It,” is a remix of the song, “I Like It Like That,” by Pete Rodriguez that came out back in 1967.
In the beginning of the song, the famous verse from the original version is heard, then a beat is mixed in and Cardi’s verse begins. There are many Spanish verses in here to express Cardi’s Dominican and Trinidadian descent, along with the Latin rhythm.
“Ring” is the first slow and romantic song on the album.
It begins with vocals from Kehlani, and a very meaningful and strong verse by Cardi B. Kehlani adds a romantic melody with her voice that makes this song one to sing along to.
Other outstanding vocals on this album come from “Thru Your Phone” and “I Do” (which features SZA).
“Thru Your Phone” is another song with strong vocals, giving the song a romantic vibe to it before Cardi B’s verse gives the song a faster pace.
The most badass song on the album is definitely “Bickenhead,” which has a bit of an old-school rap vibe to it with a “I don’t give a f—” attitude.
There are 13 songs on the album and the ones described above were the ones that were the highest on the charts and most popular in the first week of being released.
Cardi B’s album has made its way to the top of the charts in its first week with over 100 million streams on Apple Music, setting a new record by a female artist.
This album is filled with hits after hits, from many different genres.
So, whatever one’s style of music is, one should enjoy this album and Cardi B’s talent to make music.