Cardi B’s interview with RollingStone

Cardi B’s interview with RollingStone was insightful—helping those understand more about who she is as a person. The interview follows the 25 year-old as she prepares herself for a homecoming performance in Baltimore. It never gets old to see why an artist chose the route they chose. For Cardi B, there were many routes, but one, specifically in music, let us know why she’s doing what’s she doing.

It’s so sad to say, and I don’t want to be the one to say it, but you gotta follow the trend,” she told RollingStone. “This generation loves to get high. They love to be on drugs. This is why they on that shit: They don’t want to think about what you’re saying.”

She’s stating what a vast majority of rappers have said and have done; i.e. Trippie Redd. To a degree, that does put the integrity at risk when we’re talking about what an artist genuinely wants to do versus what they end up doing—in method of what they think others would rather here. When we think about Kendrick, Big K.R.I.T., J. Cole, etc, they’re not sacrificing their artistic integrity, just based off what other people want to hear. Then, we must ask, are you doing it for true enjoyment or for money only? Or possibly both? Regardless, Cardi B has done amazing and continues to be a rising voice for artists, of all genres.

When asked if she’d go the route of the cited Kendrick and J. Cole, Cardi had this to say:

“A bitch like me, it might not work out for me,” she says, “so I’m going to stick to trapping.”

That lane of artistry may not work for her, but in what regards? Wouldn’t work for her personal taste or wouldn’t work for her in terms of success? I would love to hear Cardi B on some conscious shit. I think she has a story to tell that needs to be heard. She’s championed by the people and I expect her debut album to have some bangers on it.