Joe Budden Says Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion Sound Like Two Women Who Can’t Make A Song On ‘Bongos’

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: In this image released on March 14, (L-R) Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B perform onstage during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California and broadcast on March 14, 2021
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Joe Budden is not feeling Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion‘s new collaborative single, “Bongos.”

On a recent episode of “The Joe Burden Podcast,” the retired rapper offered his critique on the song that was released last Friday (Sept. 8). “Remember, I said all the top, top, top, top, artists make songs like a science project? That’s what this sounds like,” he said. “This beat is undeniable because it’s already worked. We gonna put two of our biggest women rappers on it, talking they normal shit, but I don’t think this song is gonna work at all.”

“I hate the song. It’s not better than any of the songs like it. ‘WAP,’ ‘Up,’ it’s not better than Cardi B [features]. This is Cardi getting ready to follow-up her debut album… They not gonna spend the money to keep this rolling into the fourth and first quarter,” Budden continued. “The music business is reactionary. They’re gonna wait to see what the research is on this song… This record don’t seem like it has lasting power… There’s nothing in it to make it stay.”

The “Pump It Up” hitmaker added, “The hook is not hookin’ for me. There’s nothin’ in it to make it stay, one,” he explained at the one-hour and 36 minute-mark below. “And two…this commercialized ratchet has passed, it’s ghetto ratchet time. And neither one of them are ghetto ratchet on this song… We need a ‘Bodak Yellow’ now. This sounds like two women who can’t make a song. I don’t see it.”