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Cardi B's Invasion of Privacy

The elusive apex of critical praise and commercial success is a metric achieved by a select few. In 2020, Cardi B became synonymous with “record breaking” in the new millennium. Whether it’s streaming, charting, views, likes, retweets or shares Cardi dominates. Cardi B’s ascension to stardom is also pure 21st century; from welfare kid to unapologetic stripper, to reality TV persona, to social media maven, to a household name delivering one of the consummately executed albums in Rap History, it’s easy to imagine future critics noting popular music as before and after the rise of Cardi B.


This in-depth look at Invasion of Privacy features a track-by-track breakdown of the album, with an accompanying conversation or essay from a collection of voices about a topic each song addresses. It explores the album’s multicultural musical influences, technical elements of production, and the producers on the record. It includes a summation of awards and note the record’s chart shattering success--going 5x Platinum while establishing Invasion of Privacy as the longest charting record by a female rapper in history.

Cardi B's Invasion of Privacy

  • Ma’Chell M. Duma

    Explores the record smashing, critically adored, 2018 debut of Bronx rapper Cardi B, that kicked a Louboutin through Hip Hop misogyny to become one of the most successful debuts of all time
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  • Book Details

    Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic
    Publication Date: 07-03-2024
    Format: Paperback | 4 3/4 x 6 1/2 | 168 pages
  • About the Author

    Ma’Chell Duma’s work has long centered on sex-positive, intersectional feminism, and pop culture. As the founder of the award-winning STACKEDD Magazine she created the first femme and nonbinary centric publication in Seattle. Her work has included columns on style, brunch & cannabis. Her first love is long form music writing. Duma’s childhood goals were to live in New York City, become a music scribe, and marry Slash. She has, so far, accomplished two of the three.

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