Grammy-winning rapper and mother Cardi B posted an unreleased track on her Instagram account yesterday in celebration of her daughter Kulture’s first birthday. The preview is less than a minute long where you can hear Cardi set to a sample of Eve’s 1999 single “Love Is Blind,” where the song reflects the rapper’s experience with having to forcefully share her private life with the public.
Cardi’s recent single “Press” and her 2018 album Invasion of Privacy highlight the same issues as the unreleased snippet. The slideshow features a montage of baby Kulture and Offset while Cardi spits bars, “Hearing public opinions about my private decisions/And there right there, see, is enough to drive you crazy/Complete strangers talking about my baby/Coming from people that never used to check for me/They brought opinions but nothing off the registry.”
The rapper indicated in the caption that the song was originally meant for Invasion of Privacy, “I made this song one day before I turned in my album and Eve gave me the green light for the beat I was so grateful!” she wrote. “She a real one! It didn’t make it on time tho cause as you can hear I was maaa stuffy with a terrible cold. I couldn’t get it right no matter how many times I spit it. Even when we try to mix it u still sound stuffy.”
Listen to the preview below and if you haven’t already seen it, here’s Cardi B’s music video for her single “Press.”
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Thank you everybody for wishing my sweet baby a Happy Birthday.I made this song one day before I turned in my album and Eve gave me the green light for the beat I was so grateful! She a real one !It didn’t make it on time tho cause as you can hear I was maaa stuffy with a terrible cold.I couldn’t get it right no matter how many times I spit it ?Even when we try to mix it u still sound stuffy . I love my baby she changed my life.
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