Cardi B has finally released her debut album ‘Invasion Of Privacy’ after the commercial success of her 2017 single ‘Bodak Yellow‘ which resulted in signing a major label deal with Atlantic Records and releasing the year-closing record ‘Bartier Carti‘ featuring 21 Savage.
Invasion of Privacy contains 13 tracks with big guest appearances from Chance The Rapper, SZA, Migos, YG, 21 Savage, and Kehlani. Production was handled by notable names such as Cassius Jay, Southside and Murda Beatz.
The projected started off with ‘Get Up 10‘ in which Cardi details her come up and her success now. Southside definitely brought the down south trap flow to this instrumental as this is sure to bang in every club.
‘Drip‘ featuring Migos is also a fan favorite so far as it incluces her fiance Offset along with Quavo and Takeoff. Expect more records from Cardi and the Atlanta trio as she recently signed to a management deal with the label Quality Control Music, which also signed Migos back when they first got on the scene in 2013.
‘Bodak Yellow‘ appearing on Invasion Of Privacy should definitely insure the project to go platinum. This was a number one hit on the Billboard charts and I expect a huge remix featuring some big names in the near future.
‘Be Careful‘ was the last single off of Invasion Of Privacy which released last week. Fans expected the lyrics to be subliminal shots at Offset for his recent cheating scandals but Cardi hasn’t paid much attention to the criticism and is enjoying the success of the record as it still topped the charts on iTunes.
‘Best Life‘ featuring Chance The Rapper has arrived just in time for a summer anthem. Cardi addresses the haters at the beginning of the track as she notes that negative comments on social media never changed her. Chance assists her on the hook of the record along with a guest verse. Best Life is a smooth record that fans can let the top down of their car to and take a ride during those late summer nights.
‘I Like it’ featured the artists Bad Bunny and J Balvin and it delivers a club anthem that traces back to her Dominican and Trinidadian roots. This record will definitely cross over into different markets, including the Caribbean and central and South America.
‘Ring‘ featuring Kehlani is definitely a top five record on the album. Kehlani hops on the hook of the song with her pop vocals. There may also be a few more subliminals at Offset with the lyrics “Nah, n**** now you gon’ have to call me. ‘Cause I’m lookin’ at these messages, they on me. Actin’ like they ain’t n***** that want me. Let another n***** in your spot, and you gon’ be hot, n****, coffee. You gon’ be sick to your stomach, hit me when you free, 1-800. It’s emergency, call me 911 ’cause right now I’m out here tryna find someone.”
Everyone was wondering which record on Cardi’s album would be a banger in the strip club and ‘Money Bag‘ delivers on that wish. It brings that energy and makes you wanna throw racks (If you have ’em.) It also brings the same flow and delivery that made Bodak Yellow such a success.
Cardi threw me by surprise on the record ‘Thru Your Phone.’ While it was assumed by fans that it was another jab at Offset with the lyrics “Look, I just want to break up all your s***. Call your mama phone, let her know that she raised a b****,” the vocals on the hook of the record impressed me. She did a phenomenal job of singing on it that she even took to Twitter to tell fans that it was her on the hook. I would like to see more R&B records by Cardi in which she uses the same vocals. It definitely brings the versatility to her music.
Cardi B delivered on the record ‘She Bad‘ in which women can definitely stunt to. YG hopped on the hook and listed all the designers that he sees his women in and closed the song with a verse.
Cardi closed the end of Invasion Of Privacy with the song ‘I Do‘ which features SZA, who also had a major year in 2017. This is another club banger that people can vibe to from Cardi’s verses and enjoy the soft vocals by SZA on the hook. I expect this to be another record that charts easily.
Cardi B released a solid debut album and did a phenomenal job of proving that she wasn’t going to deliver one hit and then disappear. There are numerous records on Invasion Of Privacy that are worthy of doing numbers in regards to sales and reaching different fanbases. She has come a long way from dancing in the clubs of New York and appearing on Love & Hip Hop. She’s now backed by a major record label and is about to have a sure platinum album.
Invasion Of Privacy rating: 8/10
Flip the pages to hear some records off of Invasion Of Privacy.