Debut albums can be tough to create. But Cardi B surely figured out how to deliver a great one. Released on April 6 2018, Cardi B’s great debut album, Invasion of Privacy hit all of the necessary marks to make it a hard-to-forget record.
Invasion of Privacy’s production, provided by heat-makers such as J. White Did It, Murda Beatz, Boi-1da, DJ Mustard and others, was top-notch. A who's who in hip-hop and r&b was recruited for perfectly chosen guest appearances.
The unapologetic and outspoken rapper put her rags-to-riches story, as well as her in-your-face style and personality on full display, which helped make her debut both relatable and empowering.
Invasion of Privacy, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, featured massively successful songs, such as "Bodak Yellow" and "I Like It." The album was not only a commercial success, but also a critical success, earning rave reviews from critics and tastemakers.
Rolling Stone recently included Invasion of Privacy in their list of 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time, as well as their 200 Greatest Hip-Hop Albums of All Time list, which says a lot. We may not agree with the positioning, (the 20 & 16 rankings are kind of wild!) however we do agree that the 13-track album can be defined as great.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been four years since the release of Cardi’s Invasion of Privacy. And that’s because the Bronx bomber hasn’t skipped a beat following the release of the multiplatinum album. Super successful singles like “WAP” and “Up”, as well as standout guest appearances on tracks from Migos, Summer Walker and Normani have continued her hot-streak.
Showing no signs of slowing down, Cardi just delivered the first taste of what to expect from her hotly anticipated, as-of-yet untitled sophomore album. Her latest single is the Tay Keith-produced “Hot Shit”. And it features two of Chicago’s finest, Lil Durk and Ye.