I fell in love with this song the minute I heard it.
Look, I don’t dance now
I make money moves
Cardi B sings in the lyrics.
You in the club just to party
I’m there, I get paid a fee
She makes it known to her haters
They see pictures, they say, "Goals"
Bitch, I’m who they tryna be
She proclaims to those who may still be unaware.
Bodak Yellow is a great song. The fact that it was recently certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America having moved 10 million units is a testament to this.
It’s an empowering feel-good song that many people can relate to.
When Cardi sings about not dancing anymore — referring to the period in her life where she worked as a stripper to earn a living - she is empowering her listeners about progress when she mentions that she is now making money moves.
Her record deal, endorsements and incomes from various sources such as shows, and appearances are her money moves.
Most people can relate to being in places and situations in their lives, living in or working jobs that they felt or feel is not where they are supposed to be.
Those that have already made the progress resonate and celebrate with Cardi on this. Those that are still in bad situations and are hoping for better days find motivation from listening to the song and from Cardi’s story of triumph.
Many of us also have detractors. And the song boldly addresses the people that try to bring others down especially when they see them succeed in their endeavours.
I’m a boss, you a worker, bitch
I make bloody moves
She warns her detractors in the lyrics.
It teaches listeners to not pay attention to those who are trying to bring them down. This is mainly because for them to be able to do so, they are already down themselves and could be doing so to bring others to their low level.
The melody, rhythm and rhyme of the song are also what adds to its greatness. It’s a great song to sing along to and it is somewhat easy to follow through for those that would wish to rap a little. I enjoy rapping along to it.
The way Cardi spits it is gold. Her delivery and attitude is the spirit of the song. You can tell she means every single word she spits. You can feel it in your bones.
This song is a timeless hit. So much so that she is the first female rapper ever to have a song certified diamond.
With 973 million views on YouTube, its music video will cross the billion mark soon! And that will be another reason for Cardi and her massive fan base to celebrate.
I will be one of them and I will come on here to tell you.
As a matter of fact, I am going to watch it right now and help reach this milestone sooner. Watch it with me.