Being a former exotic dancer to a rapper is definitely a big change. However, for this Bronx rapper, she made it known that dreams are never too big. Outside of being a rapper, she is also a wife and a mother of 2. Some may have seen her as the rambunctious dancer on Love and Hip Hop: New York. This rapper is none other than Cardi B!
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Cardi B was born Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar on October 11, 1992 in Highbridge, New York which is in the South Bronx. She grew up with a younger sister, Hennessy Carolina. Almánzar grew up with her paternal grandparents which she says she got the thick accent from. At 16, Almánzar was involved with the East Coast Bloods, which is primarily in New York City. However, she was always against anyone else joining a gang. As a teenager, she used to work at a deli in Tribeca, but when she was fired she became an exotic dancer. Almánzar has stated that dancing has helped her in so many ways. During her time as a dancer, she went back to school, and got her life together. She also said that being a dancer helped her escape from domestic violence and poverty: both which she had experienced after being kicked out of her mother's house.
In 2015, Almánzar was a part of the VH1's televison series, Love and Hip Hop: New York. That same year, she made her debut on a Jamaican song called Boom Boom remix with Shaggy and Popcaan. Since her debut, Cardi B has released several projects: Gangsta B**** Music Vol 1 & 2, and Invasion of Privacy. As a fan of Cardi B, my favorite song is Red Barz (I will post the link under sources).
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Previously I had written about GloRilla and her new single Tomorrow 2. On Cardi B's part, she snapped! Her lyrics were immaculate and the beat was fire! The song as a whole is a banger. I loved the hardness of her lyrics and how she snaps every time. As a Cardi B fan, I hope she releases an album soon because we need to hear more her hard candor. I think I can describe Cardi B's flow as unapologetic and unfiltered, and I am here for it! Sooner or later, she is going to drop a tape!