Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion‘s collaboration “WAP” is in the midst of a record-setting Billboard chart and streaming run establishing new standards of success for female rap hits. On the latest episode of the Pensado’s Place videocast, Leslie Brathwaite and Evan Laray — the multiple Grammy Award-winning tandem responsible for audio engineering this massive hit (as well as Cardi’s debut album Invasion of Privacy) — reveal some of the secrets of their, and the track’s success. As well, if ever looking for helpful hints on how to blend multiple different recording sessions — with their related plugins — plus varying audio levels and an artist’s precise rules for how they enjoy their voices to sound, this is for you. Plus, how the duo and their related mega-stars handled recording and engineering during a quarantine is also discussed.
“[Because of COVID] Cardi really had time to lock in and focus on what she wanted to say and how she needed the track to sound. Before COVID, she was touring and traveling so much that she wasn’t as focused and able to put her full effort in on the recordings,” Evan Laray notes on the episode about working with Cardi during COVID. “During the pandemic, we’ve been locked in the studio for months. While recording, she’s saying some crazy things! And for [“WAP”] I picked a beat that fit her mood.”
Watch the full interview above.
New York rap veteran, Fat Joe, has dropped a visual for his latest single “YES.” The booty-filled video, directed by Eif Rivera, features appearances by Bronx native Cardi B and Puerto Rican rapper Anuel AA.
Check out the video above and download the song on DJcity.
Trayze at Inside Club in Guangzhou, China. (Source: Facebook)
Following his popular blend pack in January, DJ/producer Trayze has returned with a new exclusive for DJcity. This time, the Washington, D.C. native blends the acapella of Cardi B and Bruno Mars‘ “Please Me” with the instrumental of Ghost Town DJ‘s’ “My Boo.”
Ghost Town DJ’s’ Miami bass-influenced anthem “My Boo” was released in 1995 and remains a staple throwback.
Watch Trayze perform the blend below and download the blend only on DJcity.
Cardi B and Bruno Mars have dropped a visual for their R&B-tinged hit, “Please Me.” The Stereotypes-produced collaboration debuted at No. 5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and was the most-downloaded track of February on DJcity.
The 80s-inspired visual sees Cardi and Bruno running into each other at a restaurant in Los Angeles. The pair and their entourages then head out for a late-night joyride around the city.
Watch the video above and download “Please Me” on DJcity.
Released in 2018, “Thotiana” has been steadily gaining momentum. The track is currently No. 20 on Billboard’s Hot 100 after four weeks on the chart. The YG remix and Kidd Spin’s edit are currently No. 5 and 14 on DJcity’s daily Hot Box chart, respectively.
Watch the video for the Cardi remix above and download the track on DJcity.
Florida rap duo City Girls set out to find the world’s greatest twerker in the video for the remix of their single, “Twerk.” The track, which features Cardi B, was the No. 16 most-downloaded song of November on DJcity.
In the fitting NSFW visual, City Girls member Yung Miami flies out 20 dancers to Miami to compete in a twerk contest. Cardi joins in on the twerk frenzy as all of the girls dance around while covered in body paint.
The “Twerk Remix” appears on City Girls’ second studio album, Girl Code. The original was featured in the November edition of DJcity’s Trends.
Watch the video above and download the “Twerk Remix” on DJcity.
Related: Watch Cardi B’s ‘Money’ Video
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