April 10, 2018

TDE’s Punch Explains Why He Thinks Cardi B. is Tupac! [Photo]

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TDE’s Punch Explains Why He Thinks Cardi B. is Tupac! [Photo]
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TDE’s president, PUNCH took to Twitter with a “controversial” tweet that deemed Cardi B. as Tupac…

While fans debated the comparison, Punch later gave an in-depth explanation to back up his strong opinion on the two rappers.

Punch served as a GUEST writer via DJBooth.com and told the world why he made the initial statement.

Over the weekend, I ruffled a few feathers when I tweeted that “Cardi B is 2Pac.”

I understand why. First, I provided no context—which I don’t apologize for, it’s my Twitter account and I don’t have to provide context. I can tweet a random thought whenever I want. I get the soreness, but everyone will be fine. I promise.

Secondly, because 2Pac touched people on such a deep level emotionally, many of us feel it’s our personal responsibility to make sure he isn’t presented as anything less than perfect.

Cardi also has a cadence and flow that’s similar to Pac’s. She emphasizes and elongates words to stress points for impact, like “I make money movesss” and “Don’t get comfortableeee.” For a sonic reference, listen to the similarities between her No. 1 single “Bodak Yellow” and Pac’s legendary “Ambitionz Az a Ridah.” Please take into consideration that Pac passed over 20 years ago and that music has changed quite a bit since then.

One of Pac’s most famous quotes was, “The reason I’m so harsh is because I’m so sensitive.“ In a nutshell, that sums up why, I believe, Cardi B is 2Pac. She fully embodies this idea of being brutally honest so she can’t be hurt. She tells you her teeth needed to be fixed, she reminds you she was a stripper, she opens up about her relationship with Offset. We hear about all the good times and the bad times in equal measure. If she’s the one who puts it out there, YOU can’t hurt her with it. She owns it ALL.

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