New Music Friday: Cardi B, Snoop Dogg, French Montana and Saweetie
Written by Ken Simmons on November 19, 2021
Cardi B dropped her first new single in nine months, “Bet It,” from the soundtrack of Halle Berry‘s new film, Bruised, which was also released Friday. Cardi and the Oscar winner executive produced the first female hip hop project.
“The Bruised Soundtrack is finally hereee!,” the “WAP” rapper commented on Instagram. “I loved working on this with @halleberry and all of the amazing artists that contributed to the soundtrack, we really making history with this one.” In addition to Cardi, the album also features H.E.R, Saweetie, City Girls and many more.
Snoop Dogg begins his new role as creative consultant for Def Jam with his first project for the label, his compilation album, Algorithm. Mary J. Blige, Usher, Wiz Khalifa, and Redman & Method Man are among the many stars featured on the project. Snoop’s supergroup, Mount Westmore, which includes himself, Ice Cube, E-40 and Too Short, previously dropped the first single from the compilation, “Big Subwoofer,” which was followed by “Murder Music” by Benny the Butcher, Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes and Snoop.
French Montana‘s fourth studio album, They Got Amnesia, features John Legend, Rick Ross, Ty Dolla $ign, Saweetie, Doja Cat and the late Pop Smoke on the 20-track project. As previously reported, Drake pulled his song “Splash Brothers” from the album out of respect for victims of the Astroworld tragedy. A snippet released online featured him rapping about being intimate with another rapper’s wife. Many assumed he was referring to Kim Kardashian, Kanye West‘s estranged wife. Drizzy may not have wanted to anger Kanye after they just squashed their longtime beef.
Finally, Saweetie is making her Saturday Night Live debut this weekend, and she will perform the new single she dropped Friday, “Icy Chain,” from her upcoming debut studio album, Pretty B***h Music.
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