It’s no question: Cardi B is on top of the world. She was the first woman to hold five of the top 10 of Billboard‘s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in the same week, and only the third act in all Billboard history. She dropped her debut album Invasion of Privacy the same weekend she revealed her pregnancy on Saturday Night Live. Even middle America loves her hilarious realness. To put it plainly, she’s unstoppable.
“Bodak Yellow” is decidedly Cadi B’s most popular song, but the whole of Invasion of Privacy is making serious waves, with songs that span from emotional to trunk-busting. No doubt she’s about to spawn a million imitators, and a ton of remixers — and she’s already inspired a nice complement of YouTube cover artists in her wake.
In celebration of the fierce MC’s electric career, Billboard Dance offers you 10 of our favorite Cardi B remixes and covers so far.
Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow” (Mr. Carmack & Promnite Remix)
Mr. Carmack is a living legend of the beat world, and he celebrated hitting the 300,000 follower mark on SoundCloud with this tasty treat, a collaborative offering between he and producer friend Promnite. It’s exemplary remix work, in that it takes the familiar vocal and flips the vibe with an out-there composition. It’s true to the original’s mean-street past, but brings it a colorful, almost tropical feel. It’s not to be missed.
Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow” (UNIIQU3 Bootleg)
This time, we speed up the tempo a smidge so we can twerk to the breakbeat. Clap your behind across the floor to this heater from Jersey Club queen UNIIQU3. It’s take a bad bitch to rework Cardi B, and this beat-driven reimagining is easily one of the wildest takes you’re going to hear outside of The Bronx.
Cardi B – “Bartier Cardi” (DJ TAJ & DJ DIAMOND KUTS Remix)
All right, now that we’re thoroughly in the mood for Jersey Club bounce, DJ Taj and DJ Diamond Kuts come in to keep your booty upset. Bust it open and throw a whole check in the air for this buckfest. You won’t hear any direct bed squeaks, but mattresses are falling to pieces with each jumpin’ thump.
Cardi B – “Bartier Cardi” (T-Pain Remix)
Did you even know T-Pain could be this tough? He will sing your lady into the bedroom, and he will run a beat so fast, it’ll give you whiplash. Everything about this cover is insane, and he never gives you a break. We can just se him dancing on stage to this one – because if you didn’t already know, T-Pain has moves. He’s basically the full entertainment package, and we need more T-Pain like this immediately.
Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow” (Melii Cover)
All right, we can’t get any harder than that. Let’s calm things down a little with a sweet sing-along of “Bodak Yellow” by YouTube artist Melii — just kidding. She’s quick to turn the sass on full with this cover. She reworks the lyrics to tell her own story, but Melii is trying to tell you she’s as bad as Cardi, or at least pretty close.
Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow” (Macy Kate Cover)
Now we’re really going to give you a sing-along. Macy Kate brings her soulful delivery to this street-wise jam, giving it an R&B take that’s fresher than your new sneakers. She didn’t rewrite the lyrics, but she did clean them up a bit.
Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow” (Zhavia Cover)
This version comes hot off the television from stylish singer Zhavia. She gave this performance for her audition on The Four, and the judges were feeling it. She really puts her own spin on the Hot 100 chart topper. There is a decidedly Caribbean feel to her delivery, and when she rips into the rap bars, she takes the top off and waves her whole attitude in the breeze.
Cardi B – “Be Careful” x “Bartier Cardi” feat. 21 Savage (Alus Cover)
Let’s dive a little deeper into Invasion of Privacy and give Cardi B’s latest single “Be Careful” an R&B update, courtesy of YouTube singer Alus. Have you ever heard a more hard-hitting song about relationship fragility? This is some realness, and Alus makes it drip even sweeter. Then she switches it up with “Bartier Cardi,” because who doesn’t wanna party with Cardi?
Cardi B – “Bartier Cardi” (Talone Cover)
Now that we’re vibin’ on “Bartier Cardi,” let’s take this cover from another fire-eyed female. Talone is nothing to mess with on this rework. She’s all spice, and she’s got a lot to say to the haters in her city. We do believe she would slap the words out your mouth if you got close enough. Also, fashionable much?
Bruno Mars Feat. Cardi B – “Finesse” (Macy Kate Cover)
Ey, Macy Kate is back, and this time she’s giving us a one-two punch with a funky cover of Bruno Mars’ Cardi B-featuring “Finesse” remix. It’s a two-for-one special to keep your bum bumpin’ like it’s 1998, 2008, 2018, whatever.