American rapper and songwriter, Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, known professionally as Cardi B came through with this song labeled “I Like It”.
Featuring Latin grooves, an energetic horn section, and an infectious trap beat, “I Like It” sees Cardi explaining what she likes whilst also flaunting her Latin heritage, much like she did on Ozuna’s “La Modelo.”
The Latin influences of the song are underpinned by a sample from Pete Rodriguez’s 1967 boogaloo song “I Like It Like That”, and guest features from Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny, and Colombian reggaetón star J Balvin.
“I Like It” marks the first collaboration between the three artists: however, J Balvin and Bad Bunny had already been present on the same track many times!
The song topped the Hot 100 the week ending July 7, 2018, marking Cardi’s second number one song on the chart following 2017’s “Bodak Yellow.” Cardi is the first female rapper to top the Hot 100 twice.
On January 15, 2019, the song became the longest-charting song by a female rapper to stay on the Hot 100 when it remained on the chart for 40 weeks.
Finally, the song was officially released on April 6, 2018 and was p
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