Cardi B has returned to the music scene with her new single “Bongos,” featuring Megan Thee Stallion, marking the start of her highly anticipated second studio album. Despite her constant presence in the hip-hop/pop landscape since her debut album “Invasion Of Privacy” five years ago, this new release signals a significant moment in her career.
Her collaborations have become instant classics, and her commentary on current events is often seen as the most relevant. Even her feuds manage to dominate headlines. However, the release of “Bongos” promises a new chapter in Cardi’s career, offering a second chance for both her and Megan Thee Stallion.
In 2020, their collaboration on “WAP” was a massive hit, loved by kids and sung by everyone, despite its controversial reception from conservatives. The song’s success hinted at the release of another album, but Cardi chose to focus on her family and empire-building through endorsement deals, acting roles, and other business ventures.
She maintained public attention through high-profile collaborations with mainstream artists like Normani, Lizzo, and Summer Walker, as well as remixes of street hits from GloRilla, FendiDa Rappa, and Latto. Her roles in films like “Hustlers” and “Fast And Furious” sequel “F9” also kept her in the public eye.
“Bongos” showcases Cardi’s increased confidence and expands her musical range. The song echoes her Dominican roots and stands out from other hip-hop tracks, much like “I Like It” from her debut album. The track also serves as a boost for Megan Thee Stallion, who has had a challenging couple of years.
While it’s unclear if “Bongos” will achieve the same record-breaking success as Cardi’s previous hits, it’s a perfect way to reignite her solo career and remind people that she’s more than just a “features artist” or a one-hit wonder. The song offers a glimpse into Cardi’s growth and is likely to leave fans wanting more. With its catchy beat and lyrics, “Bongos” is sure to stick in listeners’ minds as Cardi prepares her next album.