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9th Wonder Speaks On Why Bruno Mars’ Critics Are Fakin’ The Funk

Last month, while accepting his Grammy for "Album Of The Year" for 24K Magic, Bruno Mars made it a point to address the other nominees by name. He shouted out "Kung-Fu Kenny, JAY-Z and Gambino," saying to them "You guys are the reason I'm in the studio pulling my hair out...thank... Read more

Bruno Mars’ Fly Video Is A Throwback Dedication To In Living Color

Few Pop superstars are as nostalgic as Bruno Mars. "Locked Out Of Heaven" called back to Sting and The Police. His Mark Ronson 2016 "Record Of The Year" collaboration "Uptown Funk" channeled Morris Day & The Time. In an interview with Zane Lowe, Bruno traced the Electro-Funk of "24K Magic"... Read more

Why Kendrick Lamar & JAY-Z May Destroy Each Others Chances At Winning Album Of The Year

With the 60th Grammy Award nominations being announced this week, and just a little under two months away from crowning the respective victors, the collective post-nomination conversation from those within the music industry and fans alike, has been incredibly rich in both impression and speculation. For the very first time... Read more

Bruno Mars Activates The 2017 BET Awards With A Magical Performance (Video)

Bruno Mars opened tonight's (June 25) BET Awards with an exceptionally funky display. The fourth single for 24K Magic remains to be determined. However, Bruno made a strong suggestion when he rocked out "Perm" to open the show. Bruno Mars Meets Grandmaster Flash & The Message Is Golden (Video) With... Read more

Angie Stone & The Sequence Explain How They’re Being Robbed Of Their Place In History

Last summer, women in Rap music were celebrated at the VH1 Hip-Hop Honors, a televised spectacle with Missy Elliott, Queen Latifah, Salt-N-Pepa, Lil' Kim, and Eve as honorees. Certainly not the only women who have contributed to the culture's growth, these women being singled out and honored in such a ceremonious... Read more

The Inside Story Of How Bruno Mars & The Time United To Celebrate Prince

During last night's (February 12) 59th Grammy Awards, one of the most impactful voices in music history was honored. Prince, who died in late April of last night, was celebrated through a tribute by one of his closest collaborators, and a contemporary Pop superstar that he has greatly influenced. The... Read more

Bruno Mars Meets Grandmaster Flash & The Message Is Golden (Video)

Earlier this month, Bruno Mars simultaneously announced he was releasing his first album in 4 years and dropped the video single for "24K Magic," the title track. Like previous Mars' releases, the song channeled the best of yesteryear in a way that was both authentic and iterative. In the case... Read more

Bruno Mars Takes The Stage On SNL And Absolutely Owns It (Video)

Over the years, Bruno Mars has established himself as one of the most talented performers in the business. It has earned him the opportunity to rock the Super Bowl, the world's biggest platform, and countless other mega events. As dazzling as those shows have been, there is something magical that... Read more

Bruno Mars Channels Zapp To Release The Funk Jam Of The Year (Video)

Though it might not seem like it, it's been 4 years since Bruno Mars released an album. Despite the fact that Unorthodox Jukebox came out in 2012, Mars' presence was felt through a slew of hits from that album that endured well beyond a year after it hit stores. And,... Read more

Action Bronson Joins Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk and SMASHES It (Audio)

How does Action Bronson sound on a funk track? Kinda incredible...Mark Ronson was a guest DJ on NYC's Hot 97 and, during the course of his set, played a remix version of his number one song "Uptown Funk," featuring Bruno Mars. To great surprise, the remix featured Bronson on an... Read more

Mystikal & Bruno Mars Get Funky with Mark Ronson and It Feels Right (Video)

This weekend, Mark Ronson took the stage on Saturday Night Live and time traveled back to 1972 with a brief stop in 1980. He performed his song "Uptown Funk" featuring Bruno Mars, which channels the rugged, stanky funk of the early 80's Prince era. The performance features a rugged bass... Read more

Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson Borrow Pharrell’s Musical Time Machine, Setting The Dial To 1983 (Video)

For the second time in a week, Mark Ronson "goes back, way back." After channeling 1971 James Brown alongside Mystikal, the British producer brings in Bruno Mars for a 1983-inspired "Uptown Funk." With excellent visuals and choreography, Bruno takes a suit, hat, and gold medallion from the Scarface wardrobe closet,... Read more

Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox (Full Album Stream)

Bruno Mars' follow up to his award-winning debut album is called Unorthodox Jukebox and hits stores on 12/11. Until then, you can listen to a full stream of the album here. Check out the album cover and track list below. Related: Bruno Mars – Locked Out of Heaven (Video) Here's... Read more

The Cleveland Show – Menace II Secret Society (Full Episode)

Here's the full video for the recent episode featuring ?uestlove, Nicki Minaj, Will.I.Am, Bruno Mars & Kanye West. Related: A day in the life of ?uestlove (Video)  ... Read more

Kanye West, ?uestlove, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, will.i.am, and ?uestlove appear on The Cleveland Show (Video)

The season premiere of The Cleveland Show hits the air on Sunday and features guest appearances from Kanye West, ?uestlove, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, and will.i.am. The artists play members of a secret hip-hop society that ask Cleveland to kill super-famous rapper Kenny West's career. Check out the trailer for... Read more

Bruno Mars – Locked Out of Heaven (Video)

Bruno Mars' first video from his upcoming album Unorthodox Jukebox is for his rock-soul ditty, Locked Out of Heaven. Just like the song, the video is a stylized throwback to the days of yore. Check it out below. Related: Bad Meets Evil – Lighters ft Bruno Mars (Video)... Read more

Bad Meets Evil – Lighters ft Bruno Mars

And just like that, here's another video for an Eminem/Royce Da 5'9" collabo. This time, it's from their Bad Meets Evil project. Check out Lighters ft Bruno Mars.  And, click here for the video for Royce's Writer's Block. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWt4wmZ_EMI&feature=player_embedded... Read more

Bruno Mars has got talent. Beautiful Girls was just the beginning. Check out Liquor Store Blues ft Damian Marley.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMHiFGnQOgU Bruno recently performed at the Bowery Ballroom in New York and killed it.  His album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, drops on October 5th.  Click here to download the track..... Read more

So it seems Lupe actually rocked Nothin' on You BEFORE B.o.B.

According to Nahright, Lupe was the original rapper on Nothin' on You, but Atlantic chose B.o.B. for the track.  Though I love Lupe, after taking a listen to his version I can understand why they went with B.o.B.   Bob's sing-songy flow on the song seems like a much better accompaniment... Read more