Peter Gene Hernandez // What I like about Elvis is the same thing I like about James Brown, Michael Jackson, Prince. These guys, back in the day, there was no smoke and mirrors. It was just raw talent. They would step out onstage and command an audience. Talk about awesome. (insp.)
You know what I really like about Bruno Mars? He uses women of color in his music videos. Watch any given one, you’ll find a bunch of beautiful black women with their natural hair and varied skin tones and every kind of Latina under the sun. The girl in “it will rain” also kind of looks like she could be Arabic? Any way the representation is awesome and him being a POC and rocking his natural hair is awesome too.
Tennessee State Marching Band - Honda Battle of the Bands (2015) - Heavy…
This band’s shining moment came when the traditional chorus-style band stood still and let the girls shake it to an awesome arrangement of the Bruno Mars hit Uptown Funk. The musicality continued when they took everybody back and nailed Say Yes by Floetry. TSU is traditionally one of the best HCBU bands so this performance at Honda Battle of the Bands in 2015 is no surprise.
It’s Throwback Thursday! Did you know Bruno Mars’ first ever TV interview was with Myx TV? Check him out in April 2010 promoting his EP and our TV concert special where he performed alongside T-Pain and K-pop girl group Brown Eyed Girls!
And yes… as always, he was an AMAZING performer even when he was still a new artist!