Cardi B Previews First Single Off Her Forthcoming Album: Listen
By Peyton Blakemore
January 6, 2020
Cardi B finally shared a preview of the first song off her upcoming sophomore album.
After a Twitter user asked the "Writing On The Wall" rapper to “spill some tea on the single," Cardi responded by sharing a three-second clip of an undisclosed track.
"Shake, earthquake," she raps over the Wheezy-produced beat. While it was a short teaser, it was enough to get Cardi fans excited about her forthcoming project as the gushed about the brief preview on Twitter.
The snippet comes a few months after the "Press" rapper blessed fans with a "little something something" — a casual, yet fire, freestyle on Instagram — to hold them over until her album arrives. Wearing a cropped tank top, sweats and her natural hair while posted up in a kitchen in front of Cap'n Crunch, Vienna Sausages, and other snacks, Cardi jumped on the beat with her usual swagger, rapping, "BX you know I rep that/ b*tches step back/ I'm right back on my bullsh*t you could bet that/ Wack h**s I never stress that, I don't address that.
She continued, "Cardi B find me anywhere the check at/ These bum b*tches is broke and I don't respect that/ Let a sugar daddy talk but they don't reflect that/ You ain't open up no business, got no businesses/ I be in the mansion, you be in my mentions / I came right out the trenches to the top of the charts / Lost friends on the way / This sh*t is breaking my heart / 'Bout 30 seconds in I'm like where do I start / I don't act I'm a hustler just playing my part."
"It’s scary because it’s like, now you got to top your first album, and then it’s like, da*n. I wonder if people are gonna relate to the new things, to the new life, to the new sh*t that I gotta talk about now," she told the mag. "Music is changing. I feel like people just wanna hear twerk-twerk music, but it’s like, is that just a phase? I probably need a sexy song. I need a lot of turn-up songs. I need a slow song, a personal song. And those are harder for me—I always need help when it comes to talking about my feelings. It’s hard for me to be soft, period. So it’s a lot of thoughts, a lot of pressure. It’s really like a job."
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