LISTEN: Bruno Mars Enlists Cardi B For ‘Finesse’ Remix Off ‘24K Magic’
Bruno Mars and Cardi B have collaborated on a remix of Mars's "Finesse," off his Grammy-nominated 24K Magic album. They also debuted an accompanying music video, which pays tribute to '90s comedy series In Living Color.
"Finesse" marks Cardi B's most recent collaboration after a string of successful ones, including joining G-Eazy on "No Limit," Migos and Nicki Minaj on "Motor Sport," and Juicy J for "Kamasutra." She also recently released a new track with her fiancé offset, "Um Yea."
Suffice it to say that Cardi B is currently killing it. Her hit single "Bodak Yellow" was just nominated for a Grammy award and her follow-up "Bartier Cardi" currently sits at 17 million views on YouTube, and counting. She also recently became one of the only three artists in history to place their first three Hot 100 singles in the top 10 Billboard chart, a feat achieved by Ashanti and The Beatles.
The rapper celebrated the news on Instagram, saying:
"What a great way to start my Year. Thank you Lord. Only you and I know how much I pray to you. These last few weeks been too much for me but my Lord always find a way to uplift me. Thank you to my fans, DJS, Team for the support."
"Finesse" sees Mars and Cardi B in the jack swing-inspired song, with a soundprint — drum machine beats and addictive candy synths — that's straight out of the '90s. Like the original song, the remix receives more or less the same treatment, down to the cover art.
— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) January 3, 2018
It features Cardi B wearing big hoop earrings, a backwards hat, and gold jewelry, while Mars's rocks a striped hoodie and wears gold chains — all of which are signature relics evocative of the '90s.
Both Cardi B and Mars had a terrific 2017. Cardi B is currently up for two Grammy awards for "Bodak Yellow," which is nominated in the Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song categories, while Mars is nominated for six, including Album of the Year. The ceremony will take place later this January. Cardi B unfortunately wasn't nominated in the Best New Artist category, which is a special award because artists are nominated for it only once.
You can check out the video for "Finesse" below. What do you think of the remix? More importantly, what do you think of the In Living Color-inspired music video? As always, feel free to sound off in the comments section!