It’s often said that there’s “no such thing as bad publicity.” In response to rumors about Offset being unfaithful, he teamed up with his wife Cardi B to craft a response, the aptly-titled “JEALOUSY.” The spotlight-ready spouses split the shine to take swipes at the media, haters, and naysayers, dropping biting bars and, as per usual, not holding back. Forgoing the antiquated notion of “ladies first,” Offset instead saves the best for last, letting Cardi have the last verse and the last word. Eating up whoever said otherwise, Cardi spits fire in defense of their six-year-long relationship.
In celebration of summer, the staff at THE 97 has compiled a playlist containing some of our favorite summer songs, from then and now. Each day we will reveal one song, rotating daily between past and present with pairings from 1998 and 2023, for a total of 97 days/songs. Since we love nostalgia, we’re celebrating summer songs from 1998 as they turn 25, alongside new songs that we feel deserve some shine. Pairings could be thematic, sonic, or based connections between the artists.