Song of the Day #4,710: ‘Up’ – Cardi B

Cardi B made history with ‘Up,’ the song currently at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100.

When the track hit #1 earlier this year, it made her the first female rapper in history to score two solo #1 hits. The first, of course, was her breakout ‘Bodak Yellow.’ Whatever you think of her music (and I don’t think much of it), you have to give her credit for breaking new ground.

Cardi B has reached #1 three other times as a collaborator. First was ‘I Like It’ with Bad Bunny and J Balvin, then ‘Girls Like You’ with Maroon 5, and finally (who could forget it?) ‘WAP’ with Megan Thee Stallion. That makes her the female rapper with the most #1 singles in history.

[Intro]
Up, up, up (Ayy), up (Uh), up, look (This is fire)
Once upon a time, man, I heard that I was ugly
Came from a bitch who nigga wanna fuck on me

[Refrain]
I said my face bomb, ass tight
Racks stack up Shaq height
Jewelry on me, flashlight
I been lit since last night
Hit him with that good good
Make a nigga act right
Broke boys don’t deserve no pussy
(I know that’s right)

[Pre-Chorus]
Big bag bussin’ out the Bentley Bentayga
Man, Balenciaga Bardi back and all these bitches fucked
It’s big bags bussin’ out the Bentley Bentayga, man
Birkin bag, Bardi back and all you bitches fucked

[Chorus]
If it’s up, then it’s up, then it’s up, then it’s stuck
If it’s up, then it’s up, then it’s up, then it’s stuck, huh (Ayy)
Up, then it’s up, if it’s up, then it’s stuck (Huh)
If it’s up, then it’s up, then it’s up, then it’s stuck, huh (Woo)

[Verse 1]
I could make the party hot, I could make your body rock
Bitches say they fuckin’ with me, chances are they probably not
If I had a dick, you’d probably lick it like a lollipop
Hoes speakin’ cap-enese, hit ’em with karate chop
I’m forever poppin’ shit, pullin’ up and droppin’ shit
Gotta argue with him ’cause a nigga love a toxic bitch
Niggas out here playin’, gotta make ’em understand
If ain’t no ring on my finger, you ain’t goin’ on my ‘Gram

[Refrain]
I said my face bomb, ass tight (Yeah)
Racks stack up Shaq height (Yeah)
Jewelry on me, flashlight (Huh)
I been lit since last night (Woo)
Hit him with that good good
Make a nigga act right (Ah)
Broke boys don’t deserve no pussy
(I know that’s right)

[Pre-Chorus]
Big bag bussin’ out the Bentley Bentayga
Man, Balenciaga Bardi back and all these bitches fucked (Woo)
It’s big bags bussin’ out the Bentley Bentayga, man
Birkin bag, Bardi back and all you bitches fucked

[Chorus]
If it’s up, then it’s up, then it’s up, then it’s stuck
If it’s up, then it’s up, then it’s up, then it’s stuck, huh (Ayy)
Up, then it’s up, if it’s up, then it’s stuck
If it’s up, then it’s up, then it’s up, then it’s stuck, huh (Ayy)

[Verse 2]
Bitches ain’t fuckin’ with me now and I can see why
Dirty-ass, dusty-ass bitch, you got pink eye
Bitches want smoke until I bring it to they doorstep
Tell that bitch back back, breath smell like horse sex (Ha)
Put it on him now, he will never be the same (He won’t)
Tatted on my ass ’cause I really like the pain (Ah)
He nutted on my butt, I said, “I’m glad that you came”
If that nigga had a twin, I would let ’em run a train (Skrrt)

[Pre-Chorus]
Big bag bussin’ out the Bentley Bentayga
Man, Balenciaga Bardi back and all these bitches fucked (Woo)
It’s big bags bussin’ out the Bentley Bentayga, man
Birkin bag, Bardi back and all you bitches fucked (Ooh)

[Chorus]
If it’s up, then it’s up, then it’s up, then it’s stuck
If it’s up, then it’s up, then it’s up, then it’s stuck, huh (Woo)
Up, then it’s up, if it’s up, then it’s stuck (Woo)
If it’s up, then it’s up, then it’s up, then it’s stuck, huh

[Outro]
Look, gotta play it safe, huh
No face, no case (Hahaha)

4 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,710: ‘Up’ – Cardi B

  1. Maddie says:

    Gotta say, I’m a big fan of this one. Hooked me in on the first listen 🤷🏼‍♀️ Cardi’s pretty great

  2. Dana Gallup says:

    I understand the argument about Black people reclaiming and being empowered by use of the “n” word, but I really would like to see it retired completely. In a similar vein, I don’t like hearing someone calling a woman a “bitch” even if it is by a woman. Those lyrical choices aside, Cardi B does make a catchy, provocative song.

  3. The Cool Guy (Daniel) says:

    I can definitely get down to Cardi B’s music. This is not my favorite song of hers by a long shot, but still gotta appreciate her doing her thing. I am a lil upset that Nicki Minaj (the queen of rap) doesn’t hold the titles for most number ones as a female rapper and I hope she could have a strong second wind to help secure back that spot.

  4. Amy says:

    She certainly knows how to use alliteration effectively ;P

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