Not so long ago, Cardi B featured on Bruno’s song. Now, Bruno Mars returns the favor and features on hers. Suddenly, just like that, I like Cardi B.
Can’t Get Around Cardi B
Cardi B is not my usual artist of choice to blog about. I haven’t really been able to get around her, since she embarked on her musical journey. As a music blogger I do take heed, but I’m just careful when it comes to the hip hop genre. There are many gems in there, but there’s also a side to it that rubs me the wrong way. However, when hip hop’s royalty hooks up with Bruno Mars, I can’t help but listen and this song is too good to pass up.
Second Time Around
Their first collaboration, a remix of Bruno’s “Finesse”, checked all the boxes of music I blog about. It couldn’t get more 80s/90s r&b than that. It was so successful, they couldn’t resist a second time around. A few weeks ago, they revealed the new song, “Please Me”. In the meantime, it’s also got an official video.
Color The World
The one thing I appreciate about Cardi B is her colorful appearance. As you know, I have a weak for musicians who embrace the visual. It just allows an additional outlet for creativity and Cardi B knows it, too. So every song, every show, is a change to play dress up and create a unique experience. The video is no different. Cardi shows she is a style icon like the best of them. And there’s nothing more classic than a boy meets girl story in an American diner, late at night.
But in the end, it’s the soul of Bruno Mars that makes this song for me. As cool as he always looks on the outside, his voice reveals there’s more to him. In this track, he definitely puts the hurt in begging. I can’t wait to hear new music from him. BTW, I sure wouldn’t mind being back in Las Vegas late this year. The 24K Magic World Tour has taken a temporary residency there from May to September. And for those wanting to see Cardi. She’s playing many festivals.
All songs I mention in my music blogs can be found on my Spotify Playlist, “Featured Music Blog Songs”.