Ditching the New Wave flirtations of 2012’s Unorthodox Jukebox, 24K Magic finds him setting his sights on ‘80s and ‘90s R&B, and stitching together g-funk (“Chunky”), Boyz II Men–style bop (“Finesse”), slow jams (“Versace on the Floor”), and a little James Brown for good measure (“Perm”). In other words, it’s Uptown Funk: The Album: charming, funny, and further proof that Mars is among the best that pop has to offer.
by specialkdm8 What is with all of the profanity?? Talented songwriter/musician bowing to the industry trend. So disappointing.
24K = Explicit lyrics
by Kris K. Why did he have to ruin a great funk song by using the b-word, sh-word and other needless profanity?
Good song ruined by bad language
by TexasBD Seriously, it's not that hard to clean this song up. It's garbage now.
Born: October 8, 1985 in Waikiki, HI
Years Active: '00s, '10s
After working a string of behind-the-scenes jobs -- including writing songs for Brandy, singing backup for the Sugababes, and impersonating Elvis -- songwriter/producer Bruno Mars put his name on top of the charts in 2009 by co-writing Flo Rida's hit song "Right Round." One year later, he collaborated with rapper B.o.B on “Nothin’ on You,” and co-wrote Travie McCoy's "Billionaire," both of which became Top Ten hits. Mars used that momentum to launch a solo career, quickly becoming the first male...