“Don’t we look good together,” proposes Bruno Mars on “Finesse,” and now that the remix features the hottest rapper in the game at the moment, Cardi B, the answer is self-evident. Already a standout track on his streamlined pop masterpiece 24k Magic, the “Finesse” remix adds Cardi B – who just joined the Beatles and Ashanti as the only artists to have their first three Hot 100 charting singles all land in the top 10 concurrently – ensuring the song reaches the chart’s upper echelon. And while it’s hard not to view Cardi B’s insertion in the same light as Missy Elliott’s or Kanye West’s turns on remixes of Katy Perry singles during her Teenage Dream run, the fact that the remix’s main purpose is to ensure 24k Magic stays in the spotlight in 2018 doesn’t squash the kinetic energy of hearing Cardi B and Bruno Mars share the mic. For two artists at the top of the music world, the “Finesse (Remix)” is a major power move.


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