Hot damn, Cardi B is at it again – this time with none other than throwback extraordinaire Bruno Mars in the remix to the 24K Magic cut, “Finesse”. Coming together to sport oversized, colour-confused outfits that just look oh so right, the pair go from “drippin’ in finesse” to drippin’ in just the right amount of cheese to make this ’90s homage work perfectly.
Gracing the characteristically ’90s beat, in all its squeezy bass and thunderous snare-clapping glory, Cardi B takes the lead with her signature braggadocio as the pair pay tribute to the intro of ’90s sketch comedy staple, In Living Color, which launched the careers of the likes of Jim Carrey, Jamie Fox and Damon Wayans, to name a few.
It’s not long before Bruno Mars takes the wheel and leads a troupe of choreographed dancers in front of an all-too-familiar imitation NYC backdrop that seems to belong to countless TV shows of the era. Oh, and we can’t forget the impeccable attention to detail in keeping the video in 4:3 ratio for authenticity. Forget the faux VHS overlay gimmicks – this is what a ’90s video should look like.
Watch the retrolicious video for “Finesse (Remix)” below.