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Bruno Mars

Source: Atlantic Records

Bruno Mars’ new record, “24K Magic,” dropped and immediately broke records. During a recent interview with Zane Lowe, Bruno opened up about the single and said,

“It’s what we want to bring to the table musically. You hear these ’90s influences on the whole album, really, but ’24K Magic’ is because of West Coast hip-hop: Dr. Dre, DJ Quik, Suga Free. This is what we grew up on. Listening to them, it was at a time when it was okay to party, to be flashy, to get on the dance floor.” He also spoke on getting dropped from Motown, saying, “The worst absolute moment was telling everybody I got dropped. Having to tell my family I got dropped. I’m broke, I’m in debt.”

Mars later addressed his accolades, saying that he battles with himself to write the best songs possible. He said,

“I’m still struggling. I’m only battling myself. I only want to write the best songs I possibly can. All the statues or TIME Magazine, that shit is beautiful and made my parents and family proud. But, there’s a battle within that you always want…you have this fighter’s spirit. I still feel like I’m chasing to prove something to myself, that I have a better song in me.”

Check out some of the interview.

Bruno Mars’ album 24K Magic is out November 18th.