Bruno Mars arguably had the biggest success of his career in 2017. He is up for six Grammy Awards this year, including the big three (Song, Record and Album of the Year). Honestly, I’m rooting for him to take home the award for Album of the Year for 24K Magic. So, it only makes sense that the remix for his new single, “Finesse”, features the hottest woman in Hip Hop, Cardi B. She had everyone singing about their money moves and bloody shoes last year. This just seems like a musical match made in heaven.
The song has a throwback appeal that is reminiscent of the Bell Biv Devoe hit, “Poison”. However, I would be re-missed if I failed to mention how incredibly dope its accompanying music video is. The concept centers around a theme of In Living Color. For those that don’t remember or have never seen the show, it was a sketch comedy series, similar to SNL or Mad TV. The music video features Cardi B and Bruno Mars having the time of their lives. The two are dancing around in day glow, 90s themed outfits. There’s painting, dancing, partying and just a feel good time. At one point, Cardi B gets so into it, she even slaps her own ass.
“Finesse” was always one of my favorite songs on 24K Magic. The video perfectly captures the nostalgic appeal and definitely brings back some great memories. Jim Carry, Jennifer Lopez, David Alan Greer and so many more stars got their start on In Living Color. Also, this is not to mention the Wayans family that created. The video takes the song to a new level and pays homage to one of the defining moments of the 90s. Oh yes, let’s drip with finesse.
So, what are your thoughts on the “Finesse” music video? Check it out for yourself below. Plus, tune in to the 60th Annual Grammy Awards show on January 28th.