Listen to Cardi B’s new single, ‘Up’

She's also released the song's elaborate music video

Cardi B has delivered her first single of the year today, ‘Up’, after teasing it earlier this week.

Alongside the release of ‘Up’, Cardi has shared the music video, directed by Ukrainian director Tanu Muino for the song. The video sees Cardi in an array of elaborate sets and looks, with an intro scene next to a gravestone that reads ‘RIP 2020’.

In a live chat ahead of the video’s release, Cardi described the song as “more gangsta, more cocky” than her most recent work.


Watch the music video for ‘Up’ below:

‘Up’ is the follow-up to Cardi B’s collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion, ‘WAP’, released last August. Cardi recently spoke about how the video for the hit song cost an eye-watering US$1 million.

‘WAP’ was recently named as NME‘s number one song of 2020, calling it the “most talked about song” of the year.

“Best of all, the song has succeeded in pissing off the kind of prudes who wither with disgust every time a woman dares to centre her own sexual desire. Dangerously horny in a way that speaks directly to the casual sex bans of the lockdown age, ‘WAP’ was the titan track that drenched the entire year. Bring a bucket and a mop.”


In 2018, Cardi released her debut album, ‘Invasion Of Privacy’, which featured singles ‘I Like It’ (with Bad Bunny and J Balvin), ‘Be Careful’ and ‘Ring’.

In a four-star review of ‘Invasion of Privacy’, NME called the album a “confident and compelling debut” from the Bronx rapper.

“Cardi B’s rapping may not be as elastic as some of her peers’, but she’s endlessly daring.”

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