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If Bruno Mars and Cardi B’s colorful music video for “Finesse” feels familiar, that’s because it’s supposed to.
The video — both sonically and visually — is steeped in euphoric nostalgia for shows like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and In Living Color, as well as an era of music when acts like Salt-N-Pepa, New Edition and Janet Jackson ruled the airwaves, blasting radio with a funky hybrid of hip hop, R&B, dance, freestyle and new jack swing sounds.
In 2016, Mars’ album 24K Magic — as well as his current single (and its delightful Cardi B-assisted remix) — payed homage to the gold chains and color-blocked threads of late ’80s, early ’90s hip hop, including its energetic, dance-oriented soundscapes and unrelenting beats.

Remember when boy bands would break up and devastate entire fan bases? And individual members would fade away into pop culture obscurity after failing to recapture the band’s collective magic in solo form? And sometimes, one breakout member might rise to superstar status while the others wouldn’t get even close? Consider the tragic post-group pop narrative ancient history.

Case in point: One Direction made boy band history in 2017 after all five original members released songs that hit the Top 40, Nielsen reports.
Zayn led the pack with his collaboration with Taylor Swift, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” off the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack, which garnered 350 million streams and 1.4 million purchases to date. Niall Horan’s “Slow Hands” had the second most sales, pushing 1 million purchases.

Finesse (Remix) Feat. Cardi B Available Now: Directed by Bruno Mars Co-Directed by Florent Dechard Choreography: Phil Tayag and Bruno Mars Creative Consultant: Phil Tayag Download or stream 24k Magic: See Bruno on the ‘24K Magic World Tour’! Tickets on sale now. Visit for dates Pick up the 24K Magic World Tour […]

Cardi B was one of the hottest female artists of 2017, and she’s starting 2018 off with a bang. The Bronx rapper has lent her talents to Bruno Mars, assisting on a remix of his The Stereotypes-produced 24K Magic hit, “Finesse.” Watch the video for the track below.

Happy 2018!

ICYMI: Last night’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve concert (December 31) proved to be a confetti-filled festivity bursting with show-stopping appearances by music’s greatest talents.

It feels like only yesterday we were memorizing Beyonce’s imminently iconic “Single Ladies” dance, reciting all the lyrics to Lady Gaga’s The Fame verbatim (unbeknownst to our parent’s misunderstanding of the phrase “disco stick”), and fending off teenage turmoil with the tender sounds of Adele’s “Chasing Pavements.”

That was back in 2008, and somehow a decade has passed since then. That’s right: Those beloved Madonna, Katy Perry and Janet Jackson records turn ten years old in 2018.

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rockstar ft. 21 Savage (Official Video) Song Available Here: Connect with Post Malone: Director: Emil Nava Producer: MaryAnn Tanedo Director Of Photography: Kramer Morgenthau Editor: Sean Fazende For Rojas Vision Music video by Post Malone performing rockstar ft. 21 Savage. © 2017 Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, […]

Beckley, WV – Local Southern West Virginia Acoustic Duo Zoo of Trees  joined Rick Rizer in Studio on Friday to talk about their remake of the classic Toys for Tots theme, as well as play a couple of songs and games.  Here is the base audio from their visit to the studio.

Less Stress Thanksgiving 103 CIR with Lola Rizer November 2017 Chef Michele Koeniger, CDM, CFPP, CEC Executive Chef Tamarack   Spinach Artichoke Dip w/Boursin 1 (10-oz.) box frozen spinach, thawed 2 (15-oz.) cans artichoke hearts (packed in water), chopped 1 (5.2-oz.) package Boursin 1-1/2 c. shredded white Cheddar 1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan 2 cloves […]

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