This summer’s female rap anthem is extending its reach. Cardi B’s breakthrough hit “Bodak Yellow” catapulted the former stripper and reality television star into a contender for one of hip-hop’s brightest woman rappers.
The song has been steadily inching up the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and recently hit a new peak in the list’s Top 10. To top off her newfound success, Dominican-Trinidadian rapper Cardi B released a Spanish-language version of her single on Friday.
Go cop that SPANISH VERSION OF BODAK YELLOW!!I did to make my dad side of the family proud ..Let me know what you think ? pic.twitter.com/zu6QEEw58a
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) August 18, 2017
It a tweet Friday, Cardi B said she made the song to honor her father’s heritage. She first performed the song to enthusiastic fans while on a float during the annual Dominican Day Parade in Manhattan on Aug. 13. The “Latin trap remix” features fellow Dominican rapper Messaih El Artista, who was also in the parade.
The song largely mirrors the expletive-laden, English-language original, but with a few special gems, such as the following:
That’s a fact, Cardi B y de el trap soy la mamá
And this line is great, as it’s a nod to the ancient rap adage “If you ain’t talkin’ money I don’t want to talk.”
Si no hablas de dinero es mejor que ni me hables
If you think Cardi B is a joke, that’s fine. She doesn’t care about you and she’s serious enough to warrant a short feature in the New York Times.
There’s a lot to say about Cardi B. She made her debut on VH1’s Love N Hip Hop New York after a career as a stripper. Since then, the 24-year-old rapper has left television behind, signing a record deal with Atlantic Records. She ended her relationship with a prison inmate and is now dating Migos’ Offset.