Cardi B is well known for her intense affection for wealth. In the process of trying to acquire everything the materialistic world has to offer, Cardi B has not stepped back from any brand deals and opportunities, whether it be the controversial brand deals or public feuds with other artists in the industry. This time, however, Cardi is taking shots at the mainstream media. According to Genius Lyrics, Cardi talks about the defamatory articles about her intentional decisions and tells her audience that she is unbothered by them in her new single ‘Press’. Let’s review the lyrics of the song Press by Cardi B.
The song has a loud mixup of trap instrumentals and vocal delivery. Cardi B is one of the most in-demand rappers at the moment. According to Genius Lyrics, ‘Press’ is a highly anticipated single after the release of ‘Please Me’ with Bruno Mars in February 2019. The track is attached to a very provocative album cover which is certainly making statements about the relationship between Cardi B as a celebrity and the press. Let’s review the track and see if Cardi B has talked about the statements in the lyrics of the song ‘Press’.
The rapper explains her success has changed the behaviours of the people around her in the first verse of the song. Cardi B talks about the popularity of the fame chasing phenomenon in the music industry. She talks about people wanting to feud with her for the sake of bad press on her side. People are using Cardi’s attention to get multiple shoutouts.
Cardi B admits to causing a lot of mess to gain attention from the media. However, not all of her attempts have resulted in success in her career portfolio. Some of them have made career-ending headlines for her, of which she doesn’t seem to be very proud.
In this part of the second verse, Cardi B shows her role as a mother. To be honest, she is scared to be present as a parental figure. The children are growing up while listening to her music. The rapper has talked about influencing her children in the song. The children listen to her music and ask their parents to quench their thirst for materialism.
Let’s review the lyrics in the second verse of the song ‘Press’ by Cardi B. The rhyming patterns in this section of the second verse are very weak and funny to some extent. The lines end up with a badly mixed rhyming pattern with a series of words like ‘violence’, ‘it’, and ‘challenge’, ending the song. However, in the track, Cardi B somehow manages to sing the lines without sounding off from the beat.
Press is one of the most aggressive performances by Cardi B. The writing on the track however is not the best. There are basic wordplays and the rhyme patterns are weakly coherent which is mentioned above. The hook of the song is functional which at the end sounds a little clunkier, which seems like a weird end tail for the song. However, the lyrics on the track are hard-hitting and exciting with no remorse expressed. However, the track fails to express the analysis of why the press is obsessed with Cardi B.
The track ‘Press’ stirs around interference of the press in Cardi’s life. The song revolves around a key point, i.e. everything Cardi does ends up being a headline. The irony is Cardi B admits that the headlines are being created by her not so very good behaviours which don’t always turn out well for her. In conclusion, ‘Press’ is an okay cut despite being not so catchy.
I give ‘Press’ by Cardi B a light 05/10 in the Lyrics Review category. The song is not so well performed and is not so well written. It’s just merely passable.