Travie McCoy featuring Bruno Mars, "Billionaire"

70 Billboard Rating

Travie McCoy is taking a cue from B.o.B, enlisting singer Bruno Mars (featured on B.o.B's "Nothin' on You") for his solo debut single, "Billionaire." Formerly known as Travis, the Gym Class Heroes frontman fantasizes about success over a nimble, reggae-tinged rhythm. He imagines helping New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and becoming the male version of Oprah Winfrey, and if you "give Travie a wish list," he raps, he'd "probably pull an Angelina and Brad Pitt/ And adopt a bunch of babies that ain't never had shit." The goals that Mars sings of are a little more self-interested. "I see my name in shining lights," he croons, expressing his desire to be a Forbes magazine cover boy in the same breath. The message may be inconsistent, but the beat still goes down smoothly.-Melanie Bertoldi

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