Two years ago Cardi B was joined by Megan Thee Stallion on “WAP” a single that wasn’t only a mammoth hit by anyone’s standards, with a sexy slam dunk video (also featuring Kylie Jenner) that seconded (if not firsted) as a sublime statement on true female sexuality and a balm for girls everywhere trying to experience their true sexuality without judgement .
Since then, while more or less unable to record a bad song, Cardi also didn’t manage to hit those heights and her first single in a year, “Hot Shit” doesn’t manage it either. Yet even so it is very well rapped, “masculine” (per Cardi, it features Kanye and Lil Durk so it sure makes sense) on a typically declarative for the throat, featuring a sample of 1983’s Marcia Griffiths “Electric Boogie”. While it opens with two excellent comparisons, it soon settles her into some typical self promotion, Lil Durk does some shoutouts to a hot shit girl, and Ye adds some self-congratulations (and a shout out to Cardi’s kid sister) which finds him still at # 1 and for the first time not going bonkers about Kim (though he sure does mention his kids).
“Hot Shit” is a true banger, and absolutely a hit in waiting, as well as the eagerly awaited intro to her sophomore more album whenever we might get!
I was happier because I knew I was happy
a snapshot of big hits and high tides, mostly high tides.
There is just a lot to love
the sound seemed to erupt from every side of the room
still on top
“danceable music for the end of days”
contracts its world in Nashisms
let’s take what we are offered
It’s the music, stupid