Bruno Mars' Best Hip-Hop Collaborations

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Bruno Mars photographed in 2012.

Bruno Mars frequently strikes pop gold. After his 2014 smash "Uptown Funk" with Mark Ronson became the second longest-leading No. 1 on the Hot 100 of the 2010s, the singer/songwriter/musician has released a slew of chart-toppers including "Just The Way You Are," "Grenade," "When I Was Your Man" and "Locked Out of Heaven." 

To add to his stellar resume, Bruno Mars solidified himself as a bona fide rock star with his electrifying Super Bowl halftime show performance in 2014 only to pop up once again for the country's biggest sporting event in 2015 for a joint set alongside Coldplay and Beyonce.

Now, the fedora-wearing performer is landing back in playlists with his highly anticipated new single "24K Magic" (pronounced "twenty-four karat magic") or what he describes as an "invitation to the party," set for release on Friday (Oct. 7). As the world waits on Mars, revisit his six hip-hop collaborations below.  
 
Travie McCoy "Billionaire" 

With Oprah-sized dreams, this 2010 song brings the Gym Class Hero’s fantasy to life with a melodic Bruno Mars assist on the hook. 
 
B.o.B "Nothing on You" 

In one of his earliest appearances as a singer, Mars hops on the B.o.B. love note and reassures his lady that there's no one like her. As he mentioned, “I could be chasing, but my time would be wasted.”
 
Lil Wayne "Mirror"

Mars joined Lil Wayne for one of his more reflective records on 2012's "Mirrors," where Weezy raps over stripped down production: "Looking at me now I can see my past/Damn, I look just like my f--king dad/Light it up, that's smoke in mirrors/I even look good in the broken mirror."
 
Bad Meets Evil "Lighters" 

Hip-hop duo Bad Meets Evil (comprised of Eminem and Royce da 5’9") delivered this 2011 record on overcoming obstacles as Bruno adds his big, beautiful and sweet chorus.

Mazor Lazer "Bubble Butt" feat. Bruno Mars, 2 Chainz, Tyga, and Mystic



In an eclectic pairing of artists, Major Lazer's "Bubble Butt" is a fun twerk anthem with an EDM twist. Mars holds down hook duty by repeatedly singing "Bubble butt, bubble butt."
 
Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa "Young Wild and Free" feat. Bruno Mars



This 2011 song’s carefree vibes provides the perfect soundtrack for a Friday night with friends as Mars sings, "So what we get drunk?/So what we smoke weed?/We’re just having fun/We don’t care who sees."