Not many people have done what Evan LaRay Brunson has done. The 28-year-old Bronx native has been in the studio helping Cardi B make music since “Washpoppin” in 2016. As the recording engineer for every song on her multi-platinum debut album, Invasion of Privacy, Brunson not only earned a few platinum plaques but also Cardi’s trust.
“I’ve been working with her since her first song,” Brunson said. “When we made Invasion of Privacy, it was really just her and I in the studio and she’s trusted me from then on.”
ONE37pm spoke with Cardi’s engineer about Invasion of Privacy, which went on to win Best Rap Album at this year’s Grammy Awards and Album of the Year at this year’s BET Awards. He also spoke about how Cardi’s pregnancy affected the recording of the album, her work ethic and her creative process.