Joe Budden Thinks Cardi B's New Single Marks The End Of The Female Rap Wave

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - JUNE 12: Colin Kaepernick, Cardi B and Joe Budden attend 2022 Hot 97 Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium on June 12, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage/Getty Images)

While this take is a pretty big and unfounded exaggeration in our eyes, the rapper and podcaster didn't actually hate this track.

The titular host of The Joe Budden Podcast launched a scorching take on the latest episode of the program concerning Cardi B's new single, "Like What (Freestyle)." However, the part that social media is reacting the most heavily to doesn't even have much to do with the actual song itself. For the record, the rapper and media personality thinks that the record is a cool one, although he expressed as such in a slightly backhanded way. But the part that really prompted heated fan debate is his assessment that the "girl rapper wave" is over, which is obviously tough to imagine.

"Y’all ain’t gonna want to hear it from me, but the girl rapper wave is over," Joe Budden remarked on the show after he and his colleagues played "Like What (Freestyle)." "All of that 'Go find a girl, send her to Columbia, get it done, put her in the studio with f***ing [Mike WiLL Made-It] or any one of them n***as.' All that planting the girl in the scene, getting the record and it taking off, that wave is over."

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Not only that, but the Slaughterhouse MC also posited that record labels aren't getting their investments back on femcees. While there wasn't really any data or analysis offered to back this up, he did separately bring up the long wait for Cardi B's sophomore album, which one could interpret as an example of this. "I think the Cardi freestyle is cool," Joe Budden conceded. "I mean, I’m gonna think it’s cool. Because anybody’s gonna sound good over the ‘She's A B***h’ beat."

Meanwhile, it's understandable to think that some female artists in rap didn't capitalize on their hype, but can't we say that across any demographic? The wave that the media personality is specifically referencing, though, has been around for quite some time. As such, it's up to these femcees, whether superstars or on the rise, to define the next era. Considering all the talent floating around right now, we can't wait for what's in store. For more news and the latest updates on Joe Budden and Cardi B, stick around on HNHH.

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About The Author
Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.