That’s weird… because I also want to be a billionaire! When this single dropped, I was immediately hooked. Not sure if it’s Bruno Mars, but I love his voice. I don’t want to compare him to Michael Jackson, but a lot of folks do. The kid is young, and only has a few tunes to his name. Quite frankly his best work is with other artists, case in point. But that’s okay, because not only is Travie McCoy talented but this single is dope. (Do people still say “dope”?) The lyrics are well written, and they did a great job producing both an original version with profanity and then cleaning it up for the radio. The radio edit does not sound that bad… and sans a few word doesn’t sound much different.
Bruno Mars has since released an album called Doo-Wops & Hooligans. The question that I have is… would he really catch a grenade? Regardless, that’s a great single and a ton of DJs have remixed the track. “I’d jump in front of a train… for ya.”
The new Travie McCoy album is called Lazarus, and features a ton of talent; not just Bruno Mars. Cee Lo Green appears on the first track, and then it’s just one hit after another. The album is short… but it’s still packed with quality tunes.
The track listing for Lazrus includes:
- Dr. Feel Good (feat. Cee Lo Green)
- Billionaire (feat. Bruno Mars)
- Need You
- Critical (feat. Tim Williams)
- We’ll Be Alright
- The Manual (feat. T-Pain & Young Cash)
- After Midnight
- Don’t Pretend (feat. Colin Munroe)
Lazarus was released on Tuesday, June 7th, 2010.