Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1

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Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1
Cardi B sitting in a car and drinking alcohol. On the top, there is a Cardi B logo and written "GANGSTA BITCH MUSIC VOL. 1", on the bottom-left a KSR label logo, and on the bottom-right a Parental Advisory logo.
Mixtape by
ReleasedMarch 7, 2016 (2016-03-07)
Recorded2016
GenreHip hop
Length33:10
LabelKSR
Cardi B chronology
Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1
(2016)
Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 2
(2017)

Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1 is the debut mixtape by American rapper Cardi B. It was released on March 7, 2016, by KSR.[1]

Cardi B has been sued by a model for allegedly using his image on the mixtape's cover artwork without his permission.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1[3]
No.TitleLength
1."Intro (Skit)" (featuring The Breakfast Club)0:56
2."Trust Issues"2:24
3."On Fleek"2:46
4."Washpoppin"3:20
5."Her Perspective (Skit)"1:30
6."Selfish" (featuring Josh X)3:12
7."I Gotta Hurt You"4:11
8."Foreva"3:22
9."Trick (Skit)" (featuring Haitian V)2:07
10."Trick"2:52
11."Lit Thot"3:01
12."Sauce Boyz"2:53
13."Outro (Skit)" (featuring Lisa Evers)0:36

Cover art[edit]

The album's cover, designed by graphic artist Timm Gooden, depicts Cardi B receiving cunnilingus from a tattooed man while drinking from a bottle of Corona Extra beer. The image is actually a photomontage in which a tattoo belonging to Kevin Brophy Jr. was digitally composited onto the body of the uncredited male model who posed for the photo; Brophy later claimed that that tattoo image was used without his permission and that his likeness was appropriated in "a misleading, offensive, humiliating and provocatively sexual way".[4] Brophy has filed suit in California over the unauthorized use of his image, and in December 2020 the court rejected Cardi B's motion for summary judgment on the basis of fair use, sending the case to a jury.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[5] 30
US Top Rap Albums[6] 20
US Independent Albums[7] 27

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cardi B's 'Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 1' Is the First Good Record to Come Out of 'Love and Hip-Hop'". Noisey.vice.com. March 9, 2016. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  2. ^ "Cardi B Is Being Sued by a Model for 'Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 1' Cover: Report". Billboard. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  3. ^ "Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1 by Cardi B on Apple Music". Itunes.apple.com. March 7, 2016. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  4. ^ "Cardi B Headed to Trial for Putting Man's Tattoo on Album Cover". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  5. ^ "Cardi B – Chart history: Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  6. ^ "Cardi B – Chart history: Top Rap Albums". Billboard. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  7. ^ "Cardi B - Chart history: Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved February 8, 2018.