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Cardi B all praise for young Bronx rappers, say the call to mind her teenage years
Cardi B, one of the most commercially successful rap artistes from the Bronx in Hip-Hop history, has acknowledged the work of the new crop of talent making noise within her borough, according to Vibe.
The publication cited a recent cover story for Vogue Singapore in which Cardi spoke on the impact young artistes from the BX have had on her and how their music and energy awaken her youthful spirit.
“There are certain artistes that are coming up from the Bronx—the way they act, the energy they bring; it reminds me of when I was a young teenager,” Cardi B said. “It brings back so many memories. Now that I’m older, it makes me a little sad. I used to be so wild and free.”
According to the outlet, while Cardi has yet to unveil the long-awaited follow-up to her 2018 debut album, Invasion of Privacy, (which she’s promised is coming soon), she’s taken the time out to praise and cosign a number of artistes from the Bronx.
Earlier this year, Cardi collaborated with incarcerated rapper Kay Flock on his track “Shake It,” which peaked at No. 51 on the Billboard Hot 100, and even made a surprise appearance at this year’s Hot 97 Summer Jam to perform the track during fellow Bronx rapper B-Lovee’s set.
Although the status of Cardi’s sophomore effort stands as pending, she recently unveiled her latest single, “Hot Sh*t” featuring Kanye West and Lil Durk. It debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and is the latest domino to fall in anticipation of the album.