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She Has Amassed A Number Of Haters Online But In This Interview Cardi B Proves She’s Unfazed

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“Knock knock. Who’s there? My mixtape. Listen to it.”

For many looking in from the outside, the emergence of trap music in popular culture has signaled a decline in what many consider “conscious” or “intelligent” rap. If this is your first time hearing about “trap” music, it’s a genre of music that originated from Southern hip-hop that uses layered kick drums and layered synthesizers, which has been made popular by artists like Future, Travis Scott, and Lil’ Yachty.

While much of trap music glorifies high spending, drug use, promiscuity and all the things we don’t want to “teach our children” – these topics have been part of rap for a hot minute. We conflate mumble rap, trap artists and rappers who don’t (or can’t) freestyle with being uneducated in the rap cannon and undeserving of their fame.

Take a quick peek at Twitter, for example, and you’ll see there is no shortage of people proclaiming how “dumb” Cardi B is, among many other disparaging remarks. Her hit “Bodak Yellow” is very much a trap song, but it also feels very New York.

But time and time again, youth continue to coalesce around the music of the time. Remember when rock and roll was the devil? Or how about when everyone wanted Disco music to die? Or better yet, remember when Ray Charles threw romantic lyrics on a gospel tune and it was considered blasphemy?

Well, the same thing is happening with trap.

Cardi B graces the cover of this month’s “New York Magazine” and in an interview with their sister site, Vulture, she let us know how smart of a hustler she actually is.

NEW YORK MAGAZINE !!!!!! @nymag

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Growing up in the Golden Age of gangster rap, I listened to the legends. I witnessed the Tupac and Biggie beef, then Jay-Z and Nas, then Fifty Cent and Eminem against literally everybody else. I’ve seen at least 20 years of hip hop, grow, change and morph.

What we have now are artist like Migos, who many will say, “well they mumble and I don’t know what they’re talking about, so they’re dumb and therefore bad.” But Migos is one of the biggest rap groups of the last several years, grandpa. And, in my opinion, a force that will only continue to grow.

What you find in this musical evolution, is that artists who work hard enough and are sharp, will not only make catchy music, but will tap into the zeitgeist of the moment. These artists have always been smarter than we give them credit for, especially at the height of their popularity.

I mean, just look back at anything Tupac said. I’ll wait…

Cardi B shows that not only is she talented and hard working, but smart and that’s been the killer combination for her.

In the interview Cardi B lays out with detail how it took her years to become an overnight success. She talks about all the important things that we all kind-of, sort-of know about success and how to achieve it. The one big difference for Cardi B: she did it and stuck to it. It’s easy to say rappers, especially the ones of the moment, are “dumb,” but to hear Cardi B explain it, is to prove that assumption entirely all wrong.

Cardi B is an artist who knew her potential and used common sense, good judgement, and hard work to see it through.

@nycmag REGULAR DEGULAR SHMEGULAR

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She can rap about whatever she wants in my book. Mumble, twerk, make up words (Bodak?) whatever. At the end of the day, she’s out there making money moves, and we’re all out here buying.

Who’s dumb now?


[H/T] Vulture

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Alejandro Sanz Received An Outpouring Of Love And Appreciation After His Speech At The Latin Grammys

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Alejandro Sanz Received An Outpouring Of Love And Appreciation After His Speech At The Latin Grammys

After being honored as the Latin Grammy’s Person of the Year, many celebrities showed their love toward singer and musician Alejandro Sanz. But the one celebrity who proved she was the biggest Sanz fan was Camila Cabello, and she made sure to explain why his music means so much to her.

Recently at Los 40 Music Awards, Cabello had a major fan girl moment as she gave a shout out to two special people in the crowd.


The look on her face says it all.

Her excitement only grew stronger as one of those special people, Alejandro Sanz, joined her on stage and complimented her.


I would’ve probably reacted the same exact way.

Cabello then had the opportunity to attend and perform at the Person of the Year Ceremony, honoring Sanz. But she couldn’t attend such a momentous occasion on her own.


Cabello had to bring her mom and dad to the event, insisting on even flying her dad out to not miss such a huge moment since they all love his music so much.

After the ceremony Cabello shared personal details on her Instagram about the emotional connection she’s always had with Sanz.

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"Que digan por televisión que hay suelto un corazón, que no es igual, que es peligroso…que es distinto……" Alejandro, my parents have danced and cried and fallen in love to your songs since I was a little girl… growing up, they would play your songs on repeat and I would sing the words and melodies about heartache and love and loss and friendship even when I was in 1st grade and the most intense thing was that the boy I liked took my crayons…. . As I got older and I realized what it means to fall in love, to be heartbroken, to feel everything, the more I've made my way through this thing, this beautiful chaos called life… the richer your music becomes. It's like reading your favorite book in different parts of your life and every time you feel something different, it teaches you something new … through your art you've inspired me to love fearlessly, to live intensely, and to have the courage stand with your soul naked in a crowded room….. Ayer sentía que estaba soñando con los ojos abiertos, thank you for your magic 🙏🏼 #alejandrosanz #personoftheyear #latingrammys

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All of this explains her major fan girling, and it’s pretty adorable.?

But Cabello wasn’t the only person who showed her love and appreciation for Sanz. After dedicating his award to the Dreamers, the singer was greeted with an outpouring of affection from fans .

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As part of this dedication, Sanz even had a group of Dreamers join him on stage to perform his hit song “Corazón Partío.” It was such a moving moment.

And it really stole people’s hearts.




So many people on the internet expressed their appreciation for Sanz, as he recognized and supported all of the Dreamers whose futures in the U.S. are at risk.

In response, Sanz thanked everyone who took part in celebrating him.


“Music is the rapid heartbeat of emotion and yesterday mi heart was outside of me. Thanks to every person yesterday who made me dream one more time,” he tweeted.

And he reminded us all why dreams matter.


❤️ Thank you, Alejandro Sanz.


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