The Cardi B-Nicki Minaj conflict has now reached the "someone threw a shoe" phase

Because it’s apparently impossible for our culture to support the existence of two (2!) female rappers without the entire thing collapsing into a messy pile of hype, external expectations, and hurled footwear, we regret to inform you that the long-brewing conflict between the nations of Queen Nicki Minaj and Prime…

Cardi B is the first female rapper to ever top the Billboard charts 2 times

Back in April, Cardi B took a shot at the queen by breaking Beyoncé’s record for the most simultaneous tracks on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. The success of Invasion Of Privacy gave her 13 songs on the list, beating Beyoncé’s post-Lemonade total by one. Now, Cardi B has broken another record by becoming the first female…

The Nicki Minaj-Cardi B beef is happening whether anyone wants it to or not

The notion that Cardi B and Nicki Minaj dislike each other has long felt like the sort of fan speculation typically saved for prestige cable dramas—a notion that, surely, two famous and well-liked female rappers must eventually be pitted against each other, because the world’s most popular genre of music can only…

Cardi B fulfills the promise of “Bodak Yellow” on Invasion Of Privacy

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Part of the fun of “Bodak Yellow,” Cardi B’s earth-conquering 2017 hit, was the way it captured that rare moment when you can hear someone make a quantum leap forward on record. Cardi B had released two mixtapes already, proving she was an inspired rapper with preternatural, outsize charisma, but it wasn’t until that…

Cardi B to serve as Jimmy Fallon's first-ever co-host on The Tonight Show's next week

Cardi B has quickly become one of the new delights of the talk show circuit, coming at late-night with the same enthusiasm and genuine energy that she brought to her breakout hit, “Bodak Yellow.” (Also, sometimes she just makes expressive little sounds instead of actually saying anything, which is pretty fun.) Now—and…

Dirty computers, invasions of privacy: The 26 most-anticipated albums of April

April promises another strong, diverse set of new releases to follow up an excellent March, with albums from favorites like Grouper, Wye Oak, and Flatbush Zombies as well as up-and-comers Saba, No Thank You, and Half Waif. There’s also Janelle Monáe’s third full-length, Kali Uchis’ long-awaited debut, the latest from…

2018 iHeartRadio awards finally celebrate the work of Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift

If the Grammys are out of touch, the iHeartRadio awards are almost too in touch, celebrating the most popular of popular music and rejecting stuff that’s unnecessarily hip or cool. It’s a show, in other words, that can award Maroon 5 with Best Duo/Group Of The Year in 2018 even though Migos was also nominated. Of…