Episode #35 | 7.9.19

Cardi B: Bondage, Beatdowns and Big Ass Beats

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Cardi B is one of the biggest artists on the planet and one of the most successful female hip hop artists of all time. She is accused of two counts of felony assault stemming from a fight in a Queens stripclub. Her public brawl with rival, Nicki Minaj is well documented as is her rise from the Bronx to superstardom via stripclubs and reality television. It’s the stuff of legend as is her big personality and unique form of feminism. Her trial looms but has Cardi B already committed and admitted to a crime that is possibly far worse?


Rolling Stone: The Year of Cardi B

NY Post: Cardi B’s Meteoric Rise from Stripper to Superstar

The Fader: Cardi B’s So Called Life

Money: How Cardi B Escaped Poverty to Become the First Female Rapper in 19 Years to Top the Charts

W Magazine: Cardi B Gets Candid

The Fader: Cardi B Reportedly Threw a Show at Nicki Minaj at the Plaza Hotel

Vanity Fair: Nicki Minaj on the Cardi B Fashion Week Fight

Washington Post: Cardi B Arrested and Charged After a Fight in a New York Strip Club

Vox: Cardi B Says She Used to Rob Men

BuzzFeed News: Cardi B is Defending Hereslf

Disgraceland is a podcast about musicians getting away with murder and behaving very badly. It melds music history, true crime and transgressive fiction. Disgraceland is not journalism. Disgraceland is entertainment. Entertainment inspired by true events. However, certain scenes, characters and names are sometimes fictionalized for dramatic purposes.


Score by Jake Brennan. 

Mixed and Engineered by Sean Cahalin.

Disgraceland theme song, "Crenshaw Space Boogie" written and produced by Jake Brennan. Performed by Jake Brennan, Bryce Kanzer, Jay Cannava and Evan Kenney. Mixed and engineered by Adam Taylor.

*illustrations by Avi Spivak @avispivak