5. The Rise Of Cardi B
Starting off as a raucous, strongly opinionated figure from VH1’s “Love & Hip-Hop: New York,” Belcalis Almanzar, better known as Cardi B spearheaded the 2017 Hip-Hop scene with the longest – running No.1 track by a solo female rapper: “Bodak Yellow.” With the success of Bodak Yellow, she has skyrocketed her brand into an international household name. From clubs to parties, baby showers, marriages and Bar Mitzvahs, Bodak Yellow is being played from DJ booths all around the world. Just being a girl from The Bronx, Cardi has asserted her presence this year and as long as she continues to produce quality music, more is to be expected in 2018.