Many can’t say they have reached the same platform as Lauryn Hill or even come close. Cardi B’s success has become monumental. She is the first solo female rapper since Lauryn Hill in 1998, with “Doo Wop (That Thing)”, to reach the top Billboard Hot 100 in nearly 19 years.
Let’s see what 5 things we can take from Cardi B’s success!
1. Love and Hip Hop: New York
Cardi B discusses how she had to learn to change her ways and behavior to further herself. Love and Hip Hop: New York gave her the opportunity to branch out and let the world see her for what she is.
As an artist it can be hard to be welcomed by other industry artists. From day one Card has always been about showing love to fellow artist. Women streaming from Nicki Minaj, Lil Kim, Remy Ma, and many others; having it given back to her is magical. Setting by example is a major key!
3. Laugh at the Haters…
Azealia Banks has had somethings to say about “Bodak Yellow” calling Cardi B “a poor mans nicki” Minaj. Cardi’s reply to Banks was classic. Cardi tweeted with a video of Banks saying, “One of the reasons Bodak Yellow went #1 cuz even the HATERS LOVE IT !!”
We all know that Cardi can be a sucker for love. Cardi B has never been private about some of her relationships, but through the ups and downs she is all about holding hers down.
5. Work Hard & the World Will Be Yours
There is no doubt that success does not come easy! One thing that Cardi has proven to be true is that if you work hard you can make it to the top. “Bodak Yellow” has become No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100. It has been two decades since a solo female rapper has had thing success.
Cardi B is not done yet, she is just touching the surface, and we can’t wait to see what more is to come!