Cardi B returns to her New York roots with her latest appearance on Bronx rapper Kay Flock‘s new track “Shake It” featuring Dougie B and Bory300. The song, teased a week prior online via Sidetalk, samples Akon’s 2005 smash hit “Bananza (Belly Dancer)” as well as Sean Paul’s “Temperature.”
Despite being incarcerated, Kay Flock continues to rise into superstardom in hip-hop among peers like Fivio Foreign and B-Lovee to name a few. “Shake It” serves as the rapper’s first release of 2022, originally being released back in January just weeks after he was charged with first-degree murder in Harlem. The original iteration, produced by Elias Beatz, boasted a feature from fellow emcee Mula Gzz who was removed with the addition of Cardi to the track.
“I’m not a step up, bitch, I’m a stomper / All of my opps get mixed with the grabba,” Cardi raps in the final verse of the track. Later in the verse, she continues to warn her detractors, flex on haters with the mention of high-end luxury brands such as Balenciaga and Prada, and more. “You okay? Something is wrong (Wrong) / Try to play me, you know I perform (Grrah-grrah, boom),” she raps, closing off her first with a reference to Flock’s 2021 breakout “Is Ya Ready.”
Prior to release of the song, Cardi previously appeared on the extended version of Summer Walker and SZA’s “No Love.” Her last solo musical offering arrived in the form of “Bet It” from the Bruised soundtrack, which the rapper also happened to executive produce alongside Halle Barry. Dougie B, on the other hand, has been dropping a steady stream of singles and features since his release from jail.
Watch the video for “Shake It” below.