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Bruno Mars tapped one-hit-wonder rapper Cardi B for the remix to his single "Finesse" off his 2016 2X platinum album 24K Magic.

If you're a fan of Bruno or Cardi, you will love this remix and the accompanying music video, which Bruno says is a tribute to the '90s TV comedy series In Living Color.

If you never heard the original track off the 24K Magic album, you're not missing anything. Cardi adds nothing to the "Finesse Remix".

The music video, which was directed by Bruno, quickly amassed 1.4 million views on Youtube overnight.

Unfortunately for Cardi, a second #1 hit song still eludes her after achieving chart success with the 2017 summer anthem "Bodak Yellow".

Features with other artists don't count when you're stuck in one-hit-wonder obscurity.

The 25-year-old Bronx native is confirmed to perform at Coachella with headliners The Weekend, Beyonce and Eminem in April. Cardi's set will be limited to her one hit song and maybe snippets of her features on other tracks.

If Cardi wants to be known as a features rapper, she's off to a great start. She is the first rapper to have her first 3 singles land in the top 10 of the Top 100 chart.

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  • Yoni7

    I JUST heard this an hour ago. It has that old school 90's vibe to it.

  • C Mack

    How is she a one hit wonder with three songs (I know two are features) in the Top 10 of the Hot 100? HOW?

    Dang why can’t you just let her light shine for however long it will without trying to minimize her success? Crabs in a barrel syndrome at its finest!

  • Kim’s Original Face

    I think the video is super cute. She looked like she was having fun in this video loved the old school vibe! Bruno can do no wrong in my eyes

  • Tennessean

    colorful video...very upbeat as usual for Bruno.

  • tintin

    Bruno released this album in like 2016 and it's still on top.
    He is a one true artist.

    and I'm all for Cardi , proud of her success and she will shine further even if people like SR don't see it. Give congrats where it is due, this woman is doing her thang.

  • imright

    TRASH ?

  • Waya Hedia

    She's got her 'ugly face' down pat.

  • BK STRONG

    Sandra. We know you like to be shady in your “reporting” but you’re reporting fake news calling Cardi a one-hit wonder because her first two solo singles have peaked at #1 and #14 so far. Do better.

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Re-releasing a 2016 song in 2018 just to add Cardi B “Ooooooow” on it? ?????

  • BK STRONG

    I like how Cardi has a different rap flow here.

  • Bruno Mars

    That’s Atlantic Records doing.

  • 5000BlinK

    She a HUSTLER as we all should be. Get ya coin, but Im a certain age and I just dont listen to a lot of this stuff. I like the pic... not going to listen to song...its toooo early
    Hey yallllllllll whats TEA!!! #45 Going to the AL and GA game its whats TEA. I think he trying to apologize to us. Well not the poor us but the rich us.. you know like his friends PDiddy and them
    He 1st step was getting rid of Omarosa.....soooooooo he trying to say sowwy but dont know how! I think

  • deadellamore

    It's a fun song with an old school vibe I can appreciate.

  • Coy little wink

    Go Cardi....get that shhmoney!

    Auntie u sound like a hater ?

  • Blah Blahhhhh

    The industry shoving this bish down our throats. #neverdumbdown

  • Yoni7

    LOL Apology NOT accepted. LOL

  • Judi Lauren

    I'm still playing this album...lol.. I never liked the finesse song though.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    The traffic is already going to be bad down here. We don't need him. He should just stay in Washington.

  • SpillyNillie

    Not crazy about the song but LUVS me some Bruno!!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Well, people hate on her because frankly -- just based on her bars and her flow -- they recognize she's really not that talented. Just because somebody has success doesn't mean they're all that talented.
    I think even a lot of people who aren't necessarily hating are still kind of kinda baffled by her success since there are so many better rappers out there than her, both male and female.

  • Breitbart_Savior

    1. Bruno Mars riding the album 24K like a 90s artist pre-social media. Dripping out videos slow and steady.....

    2. Rap verses and flow 45° out of 100° at best..

    Other than that I like and respect Cardi

  • C Mack

    She’s good for the type of music she’s doing. I don’t know who’s looking at the charts for talent anymore anyway. She set a goal for herself to make it big and she far exceeded it. For that, I’m a fan

  • xenaD

    Bruno Mars is dope! I appreciate the song

  • Jorjapeach

    YESSSSS....90'S, TLC Flow. Make that money Cardi B!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I only made it a minute

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Well, you're right about that. It's not always about talent. A lot of it has to do with image, media buzz, connections, and being in the right situation at the right time. She had a lot of that working in her favor and she took advantage of it, so I cant hate. But it does make me feel bad for so many artists though who never make it even though they do have star-level talent.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    This is my jam. Heard it on the radio and I started dancing.

  • 5000BlinK

    Its going to be horrible!!!! When I got the announcement... We cancelled allllll plans!
    #STAYINGHOME

  • 5000BlinK

    Its going to be horrible!!!! When I got the announcement... We cancelled allllll plans!
    #STAYINGHOME

  • 5000BlinK

    Dont tell me you right in the City Mr. ITS GOING TO BE HORRIBLE! I think we gonna stay a my cousin crib in Lawrenceville and have a big azz house party and stay in the whole weekend

  • Jazzy T

    Its a NO for me!!! Cardi is slowly turning into a industry puppet...also I think they used the old "IN LIVING COLOR SET" for the video...that was cool...

  • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic

    It's sad to see non black poc doing black music and black imagery and laughing all the way to the bank. Even sadder that my own people support it always complacent in washing away your culture. I blame TI and his blackface voice Aussie. Jay z pushing Rita ora (still a non talent). Diddy and no vocals (at least she can put on a show) j lo. Self on Mariah lynn like ny doesn't have black female fire emcees. Anything goes now. Bruno doesn't hold a candle to black male 90s singers yet everyone act like he's the rnb king. Remove the black woman so goes the black man this post is proof of that.

  • Kayke

    When you live in a world where fraudulent streams can be bought by the millions which then equate to charting, you see the BS for what it is. Cardi is BS, especially her rap career.

  • 5000BlinK

    I aint even gonna think about dude and the bullshit he trying to bring to ATL! He think he sliccccckkkkkkkkkkkkkk...... He coming to Black Mecca with secreat service and know we like to have a good time. Im trying not to hate this man.... He is is a Bully!!!!!

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    What exactly is "non black"? Bruno has negrito heritage from the Philippines on his mom side, and black and Taino from his Puerto Rican side. You sound like Sandra when she generalizes lighter skin blacks! Just stop it! Sade has a white mother, so does that mean she can not perform jazz or rnb music??? I'm not a fan of cardi's, but the child is a black Dominican/Trinidadian with some Spanish ancestry. Hell lisa Lisa, Rosie Perez, crazy legs and a lot more are Afro Latina.. so do they have to stop singing, dancing, and acting because they aren't "black" enough? Miss me with your ignorance!

  • MS.BEE

    EVERY POST SHE POST ABOUT CARDI SHE BE SOUNDING BITTER. LOL

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Well said. To me, music is international anyway. No race has a lock on any particular kind of music. If somebody who's mixed or "non black" can make a particular kind of music and it sounds good to me, that's all that matters.

    I'm tired of people wanting to divide everything in terms of race all the time.

  • https://www.instagram.com/nymagee/ Ny MaGee

    You gave it TWO fresh roses? Generous. I give it one wilting rose.

  • MS.BEE

    WHO ISN’T TALENTED??? IF YA’LL GO LISTEN TO HER FIRST 2 ALBUMS YA’LL WILL SEE. CARDI BEEN DOING THIS & BODAK YELLOW JUST HIT THE JACKPOT. I THINK SOME JUST DONT LIKE HER CAUSE SHE SPEAKS HER MIND, BUT BABY WOULD NOT HAVE MADE HISTORY IF SHE WASN’T FIRE.....NOW LISTEN LIL BIHHHHH!!!

  • MS.BEE

    LIKE WHO??

  • NorthDeKalb

    Cardi B’s verdict still hangs very much in the balance. I keep trying to tell my nephew this, but he’s just enamored and hasn’t been around long enough to see how people often times go just as quickly as they came. I personally think she’ll be done soon, although her material and flow is quite catchy.

  • Noirluv45

    ???????? You see, they've been hijackers since day one. That's what they do. They'll take our culture (with the help of our people), blow em up and call it their own. We have GOT to take ownership of our stuff again.

  • ???TheRider???

    And that's only because it's a Bruno Mars song!

  • Kanyade

    I like the In Living Color homage in the vidja.

  • Noirluv45

    "No race has a lock on any particular kind of music." Tell that to the Irish, Mexicans, and another other group. Yes, we do have a lock on our stuff and because we've opened our hands to everyone else, they are making money off our innovations and don't even give us credit for us. Black people are too dang giving, and that's why the White man and everyone else takes our culture, makes money, and leaves us in the dust. I'm not saying we can't enjoy music regardless of who performs it, but trust and believe, other cultures preserve their history.

    As far as dividing things in terms of race. Sorry, it's been done and will forever be that way until White supremacy and their need to squash our culture is gone.

  • klwbaby

    I like the video because it brought back some good memories. I use to love my Cross Colours outfits....??

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    This?? It’s always “paying homage”. No, it’s more like hijacking.

  • Noirluv45

    No new innovations. Take something from the past and revive it. No creativity anymore.

  • Guess Who

    It's wack as fuk

  • JENNYJONES1

    ARE U SHOCKED. LOL!!!!............JENNY JONES!!!

  • Mister Fantastic

    Bruno and Justin Timberlake are the biggest culture vultures ever.
    Isn't this coke head getting sued already for stealing a old school song?

  • Nina Ross

    I like it

  • tt

    YESSSSSSSSS I still hadn't figured out the whole Bruno Mars phenomenon

  • tt

    I will be glad when Bruno Mars plays out.... dude is lame

  • Tink Tink

    I like it. old school vibe and an old school "fun" video to match. I give it 3.5 roses :)

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Love it ... The entire idea ... Song too.. Banger ... A good look for Cardi .... You better leave that offset before he drains ya .... I do smell a leech Cardi... And it ain't you... Be warned

  • Reina1718

    Atlantic spending all Cardi money shoving her in everyone face

  • Reina1718

    I thought she only had 1 solo single..people like her new one??

  • 5000BlinK

    Dang Yoni

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Man this brought memories from my childhood. But I like the video and the song is ok. Cardi just seems so fun. She reminds me of that one hoodrat friend we all have. Yea she does the most and is ratchett and slightly ghetto as fugg but she keeps you so entertained. You cant help but to love her arse. Yep thats Cardi!

  • Reina1718

    Exactly! This is not like before! This is all fake & paid for !!

  • Reina1718

    They just like the story behind her...retarded stripper

  • Phyllis

    This was Dope!!! ??????

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Notice the non-black artists in the forefront of hip-hop: Cardi, Bruno, Lil Pump, Lil Peep, Tekashi, etc.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I don't listen to either one. I don't care how catchy the beat it is. ?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    So then according to that line of reasoning.... since classical music, for example, is basically European in origin, then black people shouldn't perform classical music. Sorry, that makes zero sense to me.
    I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree on this. But I stand by my original point. Music is international. Music belongs to the world. Nobody has 'ownership' over any kind of music, IMO.

  • SDot

    Love it

  • darealwifey

    Not gone lie, I love it!

  • HalleMerry

    I feel bad for laughing at your comment?

  • Li

    Sorry I don't understand a da mn thing she's saying. And that's the problem with rappers. If I could slow down the speed of their talk, maybe I could care.
    As for Bruno, he's such a talented musician....I hope he tries something more daring and more creative than what he's been doing.

  • Li

    It's not about RACE, it's about music and talent. I never associate race with the kind of music I like. I like Barbara streisand all the way to Al green.

  • C Mack

    Her name is on the tip of everyone’s tongue though

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    For now. She's a flash-in-the pan rapper. One and done.

  • C Mack

    We’ll see. I’ll be optimistic. You nay be right, but I believe in congratulating ppl when they make it. If I could have one hit, I’d def take it lol

  • ThisIsWhat40LooksLike

    What kind of stripper was Cardi because she can’t dance her way out of a paper bag?!! Other than that I like the song/video. I heart all things Bruno?

  • Noirluv45

    No, that's not what I'm saying, but guess what? If a Black person took something from Mozart and claimed it as his own, you would see riots. That's what I'm talking about. I'm talking about us claiming what ours and getting paid just like everyone else is for OUR innovations. Did you know salsa music's origins are from Africa? Tell that to Latinx and she what they say. Most of the music you hear today started with us, but many of us don't even know that. IMO, music can and should be enjoyed internationally, but ownership belongs to the innovated and as long as the innovator is getting his/her just due, then have at it.

    No other group goes with that "international" stuff. We must hold near and dear our creations. Do you know that White people are teaching rap, yet using Black faces to promote it so they can make money? Did you know they did this with Elvis, Pat Boone, and many artists back in the day. They took our music (and yes, it's ours because we started it) and they put White faces on it, and it became theirs. Why shouldn't we be getting rich off our creations like everyone does. You are entitled to your opinion, but I think you need to wake up.

  • Noirluv45

    Oh, and if music "belong to the world," why are White record owners making so much money from hip hop. Did we not start it or does that belong to them too?

  • Karen Brady

    Probably just did acrobatics on the pole. Climbing up and sliding back down and climbing back up again and sliding down. Repeat.

  • Allisha Jackson

    Y'all some Haters! It's a video and music...Sheesh it's 2018. Only thing some of y'all "WOKE" up on the wrong side of the bed...and LONELY! Get therapy.

  • Lady Elle

    Never cared for the song. Liked the video though. If he could have got some of the actual people that were on In Living Color to be in the video that would have been awesome.

  • truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

    Very True Words.

  • truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

    Sister, we are always required to respect everyone unconditionally when others don't respect us. We are no one's mules. We are black people and our cultural integrity must be respected without apology. You're correct.

  • Noirluv45

    Truth! How are you, brother? Yes, indeed, we are, and that's what I'm trying to get through to many of us. We have to understand the nature of the beast or we will continue to fall prey to it. Thanks so much.

  • alex

    I'm sorry, but I will have to respectfully disagree with this. There is a difference between being black and being of black descent. Bruno is not black; he looks to possibly have African descent, from as you say via his Puerto Rican side, but his features are not restricted to people of black African descent. Calling him black is a reach, especially since he says that he is not black. I am not trying to make anyone black who doesn't want to be it, especially if neither parent considers themselves black either.

    Now Negritos -- they look black African, but they are more genetically related to Austronesias as they were some of the earliest groups to leave Africa. That means they are Asian and they are most closely related to Australian Aboriginal peoples despite looking like some black folks from Chicago. I am black African descent, but I am closer related to a white European than I am a Negrito. They were called Negritos (derogatory?) by Spanish because -- well, some have black skin. White invaders to Australia also called Australian Aboriginals black, but everyone knows they aren't African.

    It reminds me of the recent story of a white women who found her mother was part black (African) but hid it. The white woman grew up in America as a white person, and did a genetic test. She was 9% black. Her mother was not much more %. That makes the white woman WHITE with some African heritage. Just like a bunch of white Americans from the South USA.

    Contemporary human beings came from Africa, but not everyone in the world is black, either in the phenotypic sense or social sense. .

  • truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

    You're Welcome. I'm doing great today Sister. I'm in my early 30's. We know what the deal is. I'm too old for naivete. Another example is that no one wants Chinese museums to be banned or Oktoberfest fest to be cease to exist. We realize that people of diverse ethnicites have every right to have their own museums and cultural celebrations. Black folks are always lectured by mainstream society to explain our celebrations and our musical inventions. Yet, we have nothing to apologize for, because we have the right to express ourselves and stand up for our cultural expression. It isn't about hating non-blacks or denying music international expression. We know music is international, but putting respect on black folks' names is necessary too. It is about maintaining our cultural identity and honoring the foundation of black music. Respecting Blackness means resisting the agenda of cultural vultures and any bigot who wants to exploit black people for profit. That is what we're advocating.

  • alex

    No lies detected in this comment.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    "Features with other artists don’t count"
    They count in my book.
    GO CARDI!!!

  • alex

    You are right on the money. Anti-blackness is global. They love the culture, but hate the people.

  • teather

    It was nostalgic, at best. IJS. The bar is pretty low these days for music. This is a remix? Ok. The video was subpar. I think they both need a revamp of some sort. She's trending and smart to take advantage. It never lasts long for most. ask 'em!

  • alex

    Black people don't profit en mass from classical music, and they certainly don't profit from classical music more than white Europeans from whence it came. Individual black people who *may* profit give credit to those where it come from, and they don't mock or tear down European classical style. This is not a comparable example, but I think what you are mixing is cultural appreciation vs. cultural (mis)appropriation.

  • alex

    This is allllll truth. Other cultures will fight you to the death about their heritage and culture, lol. And they will remind you that it is THEIR culture. Living in Europe, I remember people would get into heated arguments about recipes! "No! That dish came from OUR REGION!" Hahaha

    Black people are always so welcoming and forgiving, yet when they are erased as someone non-black or ambiguous black is chosen to represent them in every facet of life, they get big mad.

  • ThisIsWhat40LooksLike

    Possibly but she just looks like she doesn’t have the upper body strength for that. She was probably more of a lazy lap dancer?

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    I love Bruno and root for Cardi but eill stick to the original.

  • Hookedonblinds

    Uh well they said something about Iggy and she only yachting...whoever that Panda dude is haven't heard from him, living off the same song. I forget about Tyga even having a song. There's alot of talentless one hit wonders. That's usually why they only have kne hit ?

  • Rosalyn ?

    THIS MY JAM! The remix and the video is ?! Definitely going #1!

  • Rosalyn ?

    Im sure you also predicted she’d be a one hit wonder too? ?

  • Hugga Bunch

    This video puts me in a dreamlike state, the 90's wasn't long enough.

  • Rosalyn ?

    Everyone in the industry is a puppet. Whats your point?

  • Rosalyn ?

    Yes. If you decide to do a little researching instead of gum bumping in the comment section bringing in 2018 on some hater shit.

  • Rosalyn ?

    A CLASSIC! ??

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    This is ignorant mess. So a person of mixed ancestry, (black (African/European/Asian), has to choose, either or? A person who isn't straight from Africa, is misappropriating the "black" culture? Gtfoh! So I guess DNA has to be submitted, stating a person is a direct African descendant, so they can appropriate "black" culture? Bruno is mixed, with black ancestry, fact. Besides what his DNA makeup is, he is a talented person. Cardi B is the same, mixed ancestry, who identifies with being Afro Latina.. wtf is wrong with that? Conquer and divide, white folks do not even have to come between black ppl, some of us do it within our own race/culture! So Vanessa Williams, Hailey Berry, soledad o'brien, lisa Bonet, Lisa Lisa, Rosie Pérez, and many mixed race ppl who identify as black, can't be apart of the culture? Please stop it! The original poster would of been best off naming Iggy Azelia and Eminem as culture vultures! Not Bruno and Bruno. FOH

  • https://www.instagram.com/nymagee/ Ny MaGee

    "Notice the non-black artists in the forefront of hip-hop: Cardi, Bruno, Lil Pump, Lil Peep, Tekashi, etc" ---> Good. We (black folks/black artists) freely gave it up to them. As much as black folks celebrate all things non-black, mixed race...etc.... this takeover was bound to happen. We're quick to scream "CULTURE" but don't protect our own. I live for the day when hip-hop is dominated by whites, so I can sit back and laugh at #niggas for allowing it to happen.

  • alex

    Did I strike a nerve? I never said anything about choosing, nor did I call you ignorant as you've done me. Bruno said that he isn't black, why are you trying to make him so?

    Someone who is mixed, is mixed. Why would they be (just) black? Megan Markle (for example as she comes up often here) is mixed race. She considers herself mixed race with a black mother. That is what she is, and I agree. Even if she didn't, that is her business. I mostly wanted to state that Bruno says he isn't black, even if he has African heritage. So he isn't black, leave it at that.

    I have no comment on Cardi, because I know nothing of her.

    Iggy Azelia and Eminem are culture vultures, and not bringing them up in conversation doesn't mean we think they are innocent. It is just that this article is not about them.

  • NorthDeKalb

    Well, no. I mean I dont watch LHHNY so I barely even knew who she was to begin with, but I actually do like what she’s been giving. I just don’t see her with decade + longevity, I just don’t. I didn’t see it with Iggy either.

  • C Mack

    But Cardi’s already more successful than all 3 ppl you just named. I get your point but it’s just a sad statement about society when people seem to root for others to fail.

  • Reina1718

    Nah i'll leave that dick ryder shit to u.

  • Applebootay

    Now THIS I LIKE! I like that Bruno....it some time for him to grow on me, but I'm all in. Cute video. Cute song.

  • Applebootay

    AND...I didn't know Bruno could dance like that....maybe I'm a little late...

  • PYT93

    So? What r u going to do about it? All I ever see is yall complain about how everyone stole everything from you and you originated everything. Since you originated everything no one else should be able to make something new in the spirit of what you created? Even if they admit they were inspired by Michael Jackson who hated and wanted nothing to do with being black btw,but whatever. You don't even support these people putting out all this authentic 100%west African decent music. They don't sell cause u don't buy! Why can't people just do what they want and you choose to support it or don't? Maybe these artist don't like white people music. Would you like someone to tell you that you can't do something simply because you were born a color you had no choice in deciding? Do you realize how dumb that is? Everyone can do whatever they want. You don't have to listen,just support the artist you want and let the rest of us enjoy good music or music we like to listen to without your lectures on why we shouldn't. Thanks!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    It's a fun song & video.
    Ya loosen up.

  • iWasteTime

    "If you never heard the original track off the 24K Magic album, you’re not missing anything. Cardi adds nothing to the “Finesse Remix”.

  • Noirluv45

    Reading comprehension is not your forte. You see what you want and dismiss what's distasteful. Once again, I didn't say people can't love, admire, or do our music. What's I said is that they are NOT GIVING CREDIT and they are GETTING RICH behind it. If you can't comprehend that, then sit this argument out. What am I going to do about it? Just what I'm doing here. Speaking the truth about my people and my culture and encouraging Black people to do the same. Every other groups holds their culture near and dear, but when Black people do, we get a lot of mouth like what you wrote here. That's what I'm going to do. I'm going to encourage Black people to reclaim their heritage and to make money from it instead of giving it away. Your hostility is typical of people who feel as if we should just sit down, shut up, and be happy that others are "using" our music. What do you mean, "They don't sell?" We've always sold our music worldwide. Get your facts straight. What happens is we sell, they steal, and they (meaning Whites and others) because of White supremacy support White faces; thus, they, for example on YouTube, get millions of hits. You see, they know what many Blacks don't: Support your own! Your vitriol about my opinions and views are dismissed because I know what I can do, I know what I can say, and I'll repeat it again, just so you get it. You can listen to whatever the hell you want. I never said you or anyone else can't, but I can also criticize what I see as culture vultures who have since the beginning of time, steal what doesn't belong to them, so get over yourself, and while you're at it, learn how to read and comprehend. You'll go much further in live. You can thank me later.

  • Noirluv45

    Oh, and in case you didn't get it, I don't give a rat's ass what you enjoy. I never told people what music they can listen to or enjoy. I'm grown and I know exactly what I can do and I don't need your advice nor permission to do so, so you take that and stuff it where you want.

  • Noirluv45

    Exactly! People have the audacity to be mad when we hold on to what's near and dear to us like others do. Their hostility is so typical, and I'm sick of it. It's like some Black people feel when others copy them, it's a form of acceptance. The sick mindset is more than a notion. How dare we! What's funny too is that many Europeans have stolen recipes from us (KFC being one of them). That's their nature and that's what they do. Many of them are ignorant to the origins of the every day things they use and they believe everything...the sun, moon, and the stars, were created by them and for them. SMH.

  • Noirluv45

    YES! They sure do, and then have the nerve to get mad when we reclaim what's ours.

  • Noirluv45

    I'm so glad to hear that. Do you know what happened to Clutch? Yes, brother, we know what the deal is. What gets me is the hostility Black people feel when we call those things out. No one has to explain anything. Even food. Japanese have their food. Chinese have their food. Italians have their food, but our food is Southern food. They have tried to erase us from existence. No, we have nothing to apologize for and we should never apologize...ever! That's what many don't understand. You're so right. It's not about hating others that enjoy our music, play our music. It's about respecting us. You hit the nail on the head. You complete got it, brother. That's what we are advocating.

  • Kita Williams

    he's an amazing performer, plays multiple instruments, and can dance his lil self off. he gives credit and pas homage where its due. I've seen him live when he first came out and recently and he's just really good. my cents

  • Mister Fantastic

    Wow, I didn't notice that. Great observation.

  • Kita Williams

    she could have that longevity if she keeps it authentic. the thing about her is that she brings an authenticity to the table that hasn't been seen in ages. she is raw and can use some fine-tuning but her personality will propel her. it may not be long in the rap game but ppl are drawn to her fun personality and friendliness. she could very much have her hands in the pots like rihanna style, solidifying her unique brand

  • Kita Williams

    her team is working hard. she need to get with rihanna and branch off cus they did the same thing. rihanna was something much diff than the women we were used to seeing n then she found out somebody from her team was stealing all her damn money so she fought for that creative control. cardi need to do the same

  • tt

    So does Justin Beiber and Taylor Swift... There is something "not" authentic about him like he's a mimic.

  • Shavon Parker

    SANDRA ROSE BE HATING SO HARD ITS KIND OF SAD

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    If you read the intial comment/commenter :the person said that Bruno and Cardi are "non blacks", basically culture vultures. I then responded with questioning what is considered "non black." You then wrote a dissertation on alleged DNA and the word "negrito". Negrito being a derivative of the Latin word negro, meaning black-also indigenous black people in Asia. Since you're such an expert in DNA, you'd know that Puerto Rican's are an admixture, of Taino, African, and Spanish, Bruno's father is PR. Which then would apply to Bruno having some sort of connection to being African. Regardless of said DNA studies, negritos are African descent,(Bruno's mother). Also, do you think west Africans and North Africans, have the same DNA, nope? Doesn't make either or, less African. And no dear, you didn't strike a nerve, no one has that power over me. Shalom

  • NorthDeKalb

    Now that scenario I could see, because I’ve never really understand Rihanna’s incredible success. I think K Michelle brings a similar sense of authenticity (although I don’t care for her music), but I’ve only caught a couple of Cardi’s scenes from LHH, so I don’t really know who she is *yet.* But talent wise, I can’t say I don’t enjoy it, same with Rihanna.

  • Noirluv45

    Sadly, it's already happened. I don't know if Black folks will ever wake up.

  • Noirluv45

    Loving music isn't about race, but the creation of it is, and there's nothing wrong with that. I love all kinds of music, but I believe we should be making money off our music (yes, it's ours because we are the innovators of it) instead of everyone else. That's the issue -- not the love of music.

  • truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

    You are speaking facts Sister. Also, Clutch has been on and off for months now. I just looked at it a few seconds ago. It is up for now with an article about Amanda Seales at the top. Yes, we don't have to explain the truth when the truth speaks for itself. We are entitled to our personal spaces of joy and human expression just like anyone else. In America, we are the only ethnic group in my view that is constantly asked redundant questions about our humanity that other groups of people aren't asked on a high level. Tons of people are tired of it. It is a historical fact that the foundation of jazz, rap, R&B, rock, and other genres of music were created by black people. You can't honor the art of those genres without respecting the foundation. Being color respectful not color blind to reality makes all of the difference in causing more harmony in our society. We can acknowledge our color and promote the international value of music at the same time. They (as in the racists) have always tried to erase us, but they failed. We are black and we are still here after thousands of years. We are fully entitled to justice and the preservation of the beauty of our culture.

  • Noirluv45

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  • millz

    Welp... looks like there's someone to replace the Beyoncé shade on the blog... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4148c26d58724af0ec45e8ce49b6bfc4067650e560b801cae97e32908ddbb0cd.gif

  • Noirluv45

    Thank you brother. It's like old times. Lol. I would check on Clutch from time to time and the last time I checked, they were offline, so I'll check again. I felt some kinda way because they never kept their readers in the loop. I suspect it was sold. Tired of it, indeed. Speak the truth and same the devil. Yes. We are here to stay. We will always fight regardless of the battle.

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  • truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

    That's very Interesting Information.

  • Noirluv45

    Isn't it?

  • truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

    Yes. Learning new information is always important.

  • dontgetblocked

    This song doesn't work for me. I don't know how Cardi B got the hook up but she did. Her rap skills are weak but everyone wants her on their track.

  • Jazzy T

    She was a reality star, from youtube right? Forgive me, yes in the industry but not at the level they are taking her now... As soon as I saw she took a pic with Beyonce, I said to myself oh she is the next up and coming star.. She was not a star at first

  • Dystaney Kimble

    Bruno ! What are you doing ... that was cute and all but drop "straight up and down"

  • NicoleZee

    Cute video and feature by Cardi. Not bad for a remix. Bruno's 24K Magic is an amazing album! I don't get all the hate, it's a fun song and video paying homage to In Living Color. He needs to release Too Good To Say Goodbye and a video for it, best song on the album :)! It's a New Year, all the unnecessary hate makes people look dumb and bitter as f*ck. If you don't like the song or the remix, just say that like a normal person would, all the other petty jibes are just dumb. Sad.

  • NicoleZee

    They need medication. A lot of hateful, evil folks come to this blog for some reason. But a lot of people say Sandra is an evil, vile, and bitter person too. I bet most psychiatrists are booked and busy and it's only January! The devil is definitely busy. Sad.

  • NicoleZee

    Cardi IS black, she said so herself, but she is also Hispanic. This black/Hispanic argument is getting tired. You can still be black racially and Hispanic ethnically. My son is both, along with millions of other Afro-Latinos/Latinas.

  • NicoleZee

    I am engaged to Bruno Mars (in my head of course)! LOL! His music is phenomenal and I have seen him in concert. Amazing performer. He might be short, but he's still cute and talented :)!

  • Zedian Queen

    Your face is Lame.

  • hottlanta

    BETTA SAY IT!!!!!!!! We are the only one's that stays silent trying to appear non-threatening but all other cultures be all up in your face with their ish and no one says a word but they respect them and disrespects us.

  • Rosalyn ?

    Thanks! ?

  • alex

    I wish you good day/night and a happy new year.

  • nick c

    Stole that whole set and intro from Iiving color lol wheres Jim Carrey and the Wayne brors. oops I just saw the end.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    That's a very cute video paying homage to In Living Color, Cardi and Bruno did a great job! Bruno Mars was the artist of the year for 2016 and his reign continues!

    I don't have a problem with Bruno and his use of Black retro funk and soul music!

    They (Latinos, Hispanics, Caribbean, Asians,Multi or Bi-racial individuals) may not embrace us (American Blacks), but people of color are all just people of color to me! It's unfair how him and Cardi will be treated and promoted in comparison, but that's life.

    We're unstoppable, when we show up in numbers for ANYTHING!

    VOTE - BUY BLACK MUSIC - COMPLAIN - PLOT - STRATEGIZED

    Bring back Quality, Creative, Black R&B/Pop and Hip Hop Music!

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    I loved it. The song and video looked and sound fun!

  • tt

    So is this comment you just left waaay after the fact .... get the hell om

  • Noirluv45

    You know! I'm sick of it!

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    You're late.. Lol.. Bruno be killin' it..

  • Allisha Jackson

    It's dedicated to In Living Color, and who was they gonna get, they either all too big or too high

  • Applebootay

    I see...and I like..

  • Luvn_it

    Her and Bruno are both on Atlantic,she's dating Offset,and I don't know how the collab with G-easy or whatever his name is happened.

  • Pebbles

    They are coping Girls Trip and Fresh Prince.

  • Sircaput

    Very good video and loved the verses from Cardi B. This was not the best song on the album but very good move on who ever decided to remix and put on the Radio, Bruno and Cardi breaking records!