5 Dope Artists Cardi B Follows on Insta
Getting into new music is akin to cleaning your trashed room after two months: it’s cathartic AF and helps with the release of weird toxic baggage that you associate with the music you listened to all winter. It also helps if you’re still in a 2013 sad boys phase wearing a bucket hat and you’re not sure where to turn, musically (and maybe also spiritually) speaking.
With your musical and spiritual health in mind, we went searching for a handful of new artists to grace your summer playlist. Where did we turn? The gold mine that is Cardi B’s Instagram. Born in the Bronx, queen of VH1’s Love and Hip Hop, and now rocking the #24th spot on iTunes top songs list with her luscious single “Bodak Yellow”, Cardi B has a cult of followers hailing her for her fierce rap and social media mastery. Here are five artists B’s following on IG who you shouldn’t sleep on.
The StepSisters are the rising female rap duo from Miami that you want to keep tabs on. Made up of Mona Vinci and Nenah Blaque, their lyrically-driven slash v hot bars were on glorious display on their much-anticipated album Savage Sisters, which features songs produced by Freeway TJay (who also produced for Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, Future and Bobby Shmurda). Salute them before you greet them.
Coming out of the Bronx, Snoopy Dinero has a unique pop-trap sound that feels New York 90s plus a heavy, mellow sound that feels Houston: phase Double Vision Mixtape By Snoopy Dinero & Stevey Steve into your summer playlist.
The Manhattan-born singer-songwriter was signed to Beyoncé in 2016, so she’s already got a serious seal of approval. She was on the X factor in 2012, and since then has collabed with Fetty Wap and opened for Charlie Puth. In March 2016, she released her debut self-titled EP, which stylistically feels a little bit Brittany and a little bit Kesha (which sometimes is what the mood calls for). Plus she’s 17, so more from Beem is coming.
CupcakKe has gotten buzz for her body positive, comically hyper-sexualized, and overtly raunchy lyricism. The Chicago-born rapper draws from the likes of Khia (“My Neck, My Back”) to create politically taunt and provocative sounds. Her sophomore studio album, titled Queen Elizabeth, was released in March 2017, and attacks sex, social issues, and violence with artistic dexterity and unapologetically bold vulgarity.
This East London-based rapper moves effortlessly between grime, R&B and afroswing. He’s a super hot name emerging in the UK right now and is starting to make his way across the pond. His 2017 single “Fear No One“ is a collision of genre and a wavy hit with a delish beat. Cue this up.
Featured image via Sophie Beem
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