Cardi B came to walk in her purpose and I'm here for it!
Cardi B did it again! From growing up in the Bronx to her arrival as a premier MC and lyricist, Cardi B represents sectors of present-day culture that should not be silenced or ignored. This weekend I relaxed with friends and listened to her new album titled Invasion of Privacy. In her tracks I heard the pain and disappointments she's faced, but I mostly heard her relentless resilience, creativity, ambition, ability to conquer her fears, and the love for her tribe.
Each song has a vibe and I couldn’t help but think of the wines I’ll be drinking with the songs I love the most. I have a few tasty recommendations to go with my fave tracks below, including the bottles my tribe ran through this weekend!
Perfect sip: Pinotage because it’s a grape with an interesting history from a place with powerful stories. (here & here). Also try a little-known grape called Symphony from one of my favorite black-owned wineries (here).
I started speaking my mind and tripled my views
Ain't no runnin' up on me, went from nothin' to glory
I ain't tellin' y'all to do it, I'm just tellin' my story
Man, I said we gon' win
Knock me down nine times but I get up ten
Gem: Where your crown unapologetically
I've been that b**** since pajamas with footies
Won MVP, and I'm still a rookie, like woo
Ride through your hood like "B****, I'm the mayor!"
Came through drippin' (drip drip)
Diamonds on my wrist, they drippin'
And my b****s with me pretty, too, they look like bridesmaids
And they all bloody gang so don't be talkin' sideways
Gem: Take stock, don’t be afraid to feel or minimize what you’re going through, and cut ties from toxic situations for your sanity
Man, I thought you would've learned your lesson
'Bout likin' pictures, not returnin' texts
I guess it's fine, man, I get the message
You still stutter after certain questions
And karma for you is gon' be who you end up with
Be careful with me, do you know what you doin'?
Whose feelings that you're hurtin' and bruisin'?
You even got me trippin', you got me lookin' in the mirror different
Thinkin' I'm flawed because you inconsistent
Gem: Tell your story because you’ll never know who’ll you inspire with your journey
I said I never had a problem showin' y'all the real me
Way-before-the-deal me, strip-to-pay-the-bills me
But never did I change, never been ashamed
Never did I switch, story stayed the same
I did this on my own, I made this a lane
Gem: When you work hard for what you have, there’s no shame in flossing it from time to time
Perfect Sip: Chardonnay because you can drink it in as many styles as there ways to make a dollar. (here & here // Tiff Tip: drink these two at the same time to notice the wild differences in flavor!)
I like texts from my exes when they want a second chance
Hotter than a Somali, fur coat, Ferrari
Mis tenis Balenciaga, me reciben en la entrada
Pa-pa-pa-pa-razzi, like I'm Lady Gaga
Yo soy el que se la vive y también el que la goza
Es la cosa, mami es la cosa
El que mira sufre y el que toca goza
(I am the one who lives it and also the one who enjoys it; it's the thing, Mommy is the thing; the one who looks suffers and the one who touches enjoys)
Gem: It’s ok to miss the ones you love. Better yet, tell them
You gon' be sick to your, stomach
Hit me when you free, 1-800
It's emergency, call me 911
Cause right now I'm out here tryna find someone
The ring on my phone, ring on my finger
You actin' like you ain't tryna do either
What's a good girl? Watch me turn diva
Here goes my heart, I put it on speaker
Gem: We’ve all been there
I don't wanna hear 'bout invasion of privacy
I had a feeling, it turns out you lie to me
I'm holdin' back everything that's inside of me
This shit is eatin' me, you sleepin' peacefully
Gem: You’re limitless, stay focused and let folks know they can either get on board or get out of the way…
Look, broke ho*s do what they can
Good girls do what they told
Bad b**** do what they want
I say what I want, I ain't never been timid
*Photo: Fun times in the tasting suite w/ the Motovino crew jamming to the new Cardi B album*
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