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Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” Achieves Another Hip-Hop Milestone

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Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” Achieves Another Hip-Hop Milestone


For the third week in a row, Cardi B’s monster hit “Bodak Yellow” is the number one song in America. With this feat, the Bronx-bred MC now has the longest-running number one solo song by a female rapper in history.

“Bodak Yellow” recently made history as the first solo song by a female rapper to hit number one on the charts in 23 years. The last song to achieve this milestone was Lauryn Hill’s “Doo-Wop (That Thing).”

While Cardi and Ms. Hill are the only female rappers to have solo number one hits, this is still impressive for the almost 25-year-old, who’s said her rise to the top was a rocky one.

“I know this means everything to my family and to my friends, and to the girls I used to dance with,” she told…

Please read original article Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” Achieves Another Hip-Hop Milestone posted on Healthy Black Girls on 10 October 2017 | 4:11 pm —

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