Cardi B has redefined the recipe for self-made women in 2017. Born and raised in the Bronx, Cardi B abandoned all notions of a typical glow up to become an Instagram sensation, a reality television bombshell thanks to her stint on Love & Hip Hop: New York, and now, an Atlantic Records-signed rapper. After losing her job as a cashier and being fed up with living at her boyfriend’s bed bug-infested house, Cardi B turned to stripping when she was 19. Her wildly successful yet short-lived career as a dancer was marked by her sassy Instagram rants in which she candidly taught women how to brush off haters and fuckboys, leverage your flaws into fame, and be about that “shmoney.” Then, Cardi B quit stripping at 23 to focus on her burgeoning rap career, which birthed this year’s speaker-rattling hit summer anthem “Bodak Yellow” and BET awards for Single of the Year and Best New Hip-Hop Artist. Now, Cardi can add a legendary accomplishment to her name: the first female rapper with a solo number one single since Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)” in 1998. Read more>>> Cardi B performs at 9 p.m. at Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Road NE. $48.40. (202) 503-2330. echostage.com. (Casey Embert)
Shop Made in DC opens today in Golden Triangle. The store dedicated to locally produced food, drink, and products features everything from breakfast sandwiches on Bullfrog Bagels to nomadic Tibetan cuisine from Chef Dorjee Tsering. To drink, there’s Thunder Beast root beer, Craft Kombucha, RunningByrd Tea, a local beer list curated by Greg Engert, and ANXO Cider. Check it out Mondays-Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays-Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Shop Made in DC, 1330 19th St. NW, shopmadeindc.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Legendary Brazilian musician Sergio Mendes performs at The Music Center of North Bethesda’s Strathmore. 8 p.m. at 5301 Tuckerman Ln., North Bethesda. $29–$69.
Alternative dream pop band Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions hits the 9:30 Club stage. 6:30 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $30.
Blues Alley welcomes contemporary jazz pianist Anthony Walker for two performances. 8 p.m.; 10 p.m. at 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $25.
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