GRAMMY Award-winning, Diamond selling superstar Cardi B returns with ‘Like What (Freestyle)’. The freestyle samples the legendary Missy Elliot track ‘She’s A B**ch’. ‘Like What (Freestyle)’ is also accompanied by a high-fashion companion visual. The freestyle serves as the follow-up to last year’s iconic collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion on ‘Bongos’ (49M views). The visual takes place in Cardi B’s own sun-drenched oasis featuring an assortment of dazzling dancers surrounding the iconic duo throughout. Stay tuned for more music from the trailblazing femcee.
‘Bongos’ came on the heels of Cardi B’s breathtaking Vogue México and Latin America cover shoot for the famous September issue. The breathtaking cover shoot was accompanied by an in-depth, intimate interview that is available to read HERE. Both the single and cover shoot followed a massive string of collaborations with her fellow rap peers. Some of these include Glorilla’s Platinum-certified ‘Tomorrow 2,’ Latto’s Gold-certified “Put It On The Floor,” Offset’s “Jealousy,” and FendiDa Rappa’s “Point Me 2.”
Prior to “Bongos,” the pair released the historic and viral sensation, “WAP.” “WAP (Feat. Megan Thee Stallion)” affirmed Cardi B as one of Apple Music’s most popular artists of all time, earning the platform’s highest-ever debut by a female artist as well as the fastest song in Apple Music history by a female artist to peak at #1. It also went on to go #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at #1 on rhythmic radio and peaked at #2 on urban radio. “WAP” also won Favorite Song – Rap / Hip-Hop at the American Music Awards and won Best Collaboration and Video of the Year at the BET Awards. It was also nominated for Collaboration of the Year at the American Music Awards, nominated for five categories at the MTV Video Music Awards, and nominated for Best Music Video at the iHeart Music Awards. The visual has now reached over 523M views and the audio now has over 3.2B streams.
Cardi B is among the most significant musical artists of all time, regardless of genre, gender, or generation- all accomplished in less than a decade. Some of her accolades include the most #1 singles (5) on the Billboard Hot 100, the first lead artist to top the Billboard Global 200 with an album that has sold 100M certified units, the most diamond-certified songs (3) by the RIAA, and the most songs with a billion streams on Spotify including the most-streamed female rap album. In 2023, Cardi is staying quite active with her feature in a Beats By Dre ad last May and her collaboration with Whipshots saw a new flavor release for the fall: Pumpkin Spice. Cardi and Offset also appeared in McDonald’s 2023 Super Bowl Commercial, announcing the first-ever celebrity duo meal.
Two greats unite in Lizzo’s Comeback Track RUMORS, featuring Cardi B! Check-out this new Clip for the Single, directed by Tanu Muino. Goddesses only, please! Lizzo owns her outlandish reputation with accountability and we’re here for it!
Make no mistake, HUSTLERS isn’t just ‘that stripper movie’. Lorene Scafaria (Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Ricki and the Flash) is back with this enthralling look at a group of woman, whom after thriving in the business relying much on Wall Street clientele, see it all fall apart after financial crisis ensues in the late 2000s. Refusing to fall in defeat, the women led by Ramona (Jennifer Lopez), band together in a carefully-executed plan, stealing from unassuming wealthy men silenced by the same of their habits being uncovered.
Hustlers is told from the perspective of Destiny (Constance Wu), as it cuts between past and present where she is being interviewed by Elizabeth (Julia Stiles), a journalist reporting on the scandal. Scafaria hones-in on the heart of the story, a story of two women brought together by their determination to care for their families and drive to give themselves a better life, even if it means doing illegal things.
Lopez has never been better. Wu is fantastic as our eyes into this irresistible, dark world which is both scary and fun at once.
HUSTLERS screens at TIFF Sat, Sep 07, Roy Thomson Hall at 9:30pm and Sun, Sep 08, Ryerson Theatre at 6:00pm.
Elevation Pictures x Mr. Will want to give Readers a chance to win Advance Passes to see TIFF ’19 selection HUSTLERS! Screenings take place Wednesday, September 11, 2019 in Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary, Halifax, Winnipeg and Edmonton.
Synopsis: HUSTLERS follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients. The film was inspired by the article published by New York Magazine entitled “The Hustlers at Scores” written by Jessica Pressler.
We can’t wait for this! J-Lo slays it in this new Trailer for HUSTLERS. But you won’t believe this powerful Supporting Cast! LIZZO! CARDI B! CONSTANCE WU! JULIA STILES! LILI REINHART!We’re hearing whispers of a TIFF ’19 Premiere? We’ll see!
Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article “The Hustlers at Scores,” Hustlers follows a crew of savvy strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.
We meet experienced exotic dancer Ramona (Jennifer Lopez), and newcomer Destiny (Constance Wu), who learns from Ramona the art of pole dancing. She also learns that the group of strippers she’s become a part of not only dance, but hustle their way into the pockets of their wealthy clients.
See the Trailer:
Elevation Pictures release HUSTLERS this September!
We’ve missed you Bruno Mars! Cardi B, you haven’t gone anywhere but we still need new Music! PLEASE ME is the collaboration from our favourite Duo following on their Remix for Finesse! It continues on that 90s R&B inspiration that we love so much.
Check it out below:
The Track is available now all streaming services! Links here.
2018 will go down as one of the best years in recent Cinema. While I’m not loving the current sound of what’s dominating the airwaves, there were a few Pop Gems that filled my heart and ears with joy. Those of you who are following me on Social Media know that my year was all about A STAR IS BORN. I had few expectations of it at the beginning of the year, but then came the Trailer in June and then came news of it premiering at TIFF ’18. Seeing it at the Festival, my year and life would be changed forever, single-handedly owning my two favourite realms, Music and Film. I am still not healed of the heartbreak I experience and can imagine what it’s like to be Lady Gaga or Bradley Cooper and carrying their characters with them after filming. If you still haven’t seen it, please do.
We loved the resurgence of the Musical with the likes of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Bohemian Rhapsody and Mary Poppins Returns performing v. well in numbers. The World needs a lift in spirits and these all came to save the day at the right time.
Music wise, we are ever-excited about Dua Lipa‘s blooming career and she has gifted us with several earworms which still stand the test of time at the end of year. While there wasn’t really a big single off it, Mariah Carey‘s critically-acclaimed Caution is definitely a smooth, cohesive listen. Cardi B‘s Invasion of Privacy gave us life in a big way this spring and likewise, there wasn’t one particular 2018 single which impacted us, the Album was on repeat for quite a while for us.
Here are my Best of 2018 Lists:
One Kiss – Calvin Harris ft. Dua Lipa
The Middle – zedd ft. Maren Morris
Electricity – Silk City ft. Dua Lipa
I’ll Never Love Again – Lady Gaga
Shallow – Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga
God is a Woman – Ariana Grande
Breathin – Ariana Grande
Lights Down Low – M△X
Nothing Breaks Like a Heart – Mark Ronson ft. Miley Cyrus
Youngblood – 5 Seconds of Summer
A Star is Born
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Crazy Rich Asians
Ben is Back
A Quiet Place
Mary Poppins Returns
Check-out Team Mr. Will’s Best Picpicks of 2018 here.
2018 also was my best year for Selfies ever. Will I ever stop? Why stop at something you love this much? Sorry, haters!
The Adult Cast of IT: CHAPTER TWO
Jack Dylan Grazer
Jamie Lee Curtis
John David Washington
Julia Roberts (kinda!)
Kelly Marie Tran
Marcia Gay Harden
Mary J. Blige
Michael J. Fox with Team Mr. Will
Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg
We’ve been at this game for what is approaching our tenth year and we’re showing no signs of stopping. We are indebted to you, our Readers for all the support and love you’ve shown all these years and we’ll never forget being named NOW Magazine Readers’ Choice Best Blogger this year. Thank you. To a stellar 2019!
Ever wonder what Canadians are watching you YouTube? While we’re waiting on YouTube‘s annual REWIND Video highlighting bright moments in 2018, today they revealed the top Videos Canadians watched this year!
Canadians couldn’t get enough of Kylie Jenner 11-minute video to her daughter and Maroon 5 shows outlasting longevity with their star-studded GIRLS LIKE YOU (ft. Cardi B) Video taking top honours!
Check ’em out:
TOP TRENDING VIDEOS IN CANADA
To Our Daughter
we broke up
Do You Hear “Yanny” or “Laurel”? (SOLVED with SCIENCE)
Paul McCartney Carpool Karaoke
Walmart yodeling kid
Deadpool, meet Cable
The Royal Wedding 2018: Prince Harry and Miss Meghan Markle
Falcon Heavy Test Flight
FORTNITE DANCE CHALLENGE! – (In Real Life)
2018 US Open Highlights: Serena Williams’ dispute overshadows Naomi Osaka’s final win | ESPN
TOP TRENDING MUSIC VIDEOS IN CANADA
Maroon 5 – Girls Like You ft. Cardi B
Drake – God’s Plan
Childish Gambino – This Is America (Official Video)
Bruno Mars – Finesse (Remix) [Feat. Cardi B] [Official Video]
Ariana Grande – no tears left to cry
Post Malone – Psycho ft. Ty Dolla $ign
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – I Like It [Official Music Video]
Drake – Nice For What
Lil Dicky – Freaky Friday feat. Chris Brown (Official Music Video)
Dua Lipa – IDGAF (Official Music Video)
Cardi B‘s already back like she never left! Produced by JWhiteDidIt who brought us Bodak Yellow, the repeat-streamable Track is a cut from that same cloth we keep wanting to wear and we love that it’s just Cardi solo this time.