Bruno Mars

So how about that Peter Gene Hernandez?  He is really destroying the charts right now, huh?  You have a weird look on your face.  Maybe this will help.  Peter Gene Hernandez = Bruno Mars.  That simple mathematical principle proves that this Hawaiian born soulful cat is here to stay.  Bruno Mars combines old school soul swagger with contemporary pop appeal.  It has been scientifically proven that his voice is causing global warming; on account of it being so hot.  Scientifically = some random lady I sat behind on the train who was gushing to her crew about Mars’ mad musical skills.

Peter Gene Hernandez = Bruno Mars

We here at FreshScouts have had Bruno Mars in our ears ever since we featured him in our Weekly Jukebox back in January.  This cat is smashing up the charts right now with the ultimate love song, “Just the Way You Are”.  But let’s not forget about his smooth collabo with Travie McCoy on “Billionaire” and his memorable hook on B.o.B.’s “Nothin’ on You”.  But wait, there’s more!  Mars also co-wrote Flo Rida’s “Right Round” and K’naan’s “Wavin’ Flag”.  Yeah, let’s just say that Bruno Mars knows what he is doing and he is ready to destroy with his first full album that is scheduled to drop in October.

While we wait for the October release, we offer up a sweet little gem in the form of an EP.  On It’s Better If You Don’t Understand (released in May 2010), Mars delivers 4 hot tracks that showcase what he can do.  Mars has the formula down and knows exactly how to get his music to the masses.  That formula can do a lot of damage if put in the wrong hands.  Thankfully, he uses his power for good and we are the victors.  If Mars can keep himself out of trouble, he will no doubt become one of the biggest artists of 2011.

KC’s Personal Picks: “Count on Me” and “The Other Side” (featuring Cee Lo Green & B.o.B.)

Check out his live acoustic version of “Count on Me”

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Kevin has a long history of discovering the best music out there. He started off as an event coordinator for a ton of different types of shows and slowly started to grow his musical interests over time. Maybe some of those interests included the Baja Men, maybe they didn't.

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