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Bruno Mars- Doo Wop and Hooligans (album review/ online listening party by Dj Smoke1)

I’ve had my hands on Bruno’s new album for a hot sec and thought I’d have our very own Dj Smoke1 bless you all with an early listen of the album before it drops this Tuesday October 5th, 2010.

For those expecting the Bruno Mars that you’ve heard on the 2 dope feature’s he blessed on the vocal/ production tip for B.O.B and Travie McCoy I wanna let you know right now none of that is really on this album. Bruno is definitely showcasing the real him on this album as well as his versatility through all kinds of different genre’s of music like the obvious doo-wop, r&b, pop, reggae, soul, and some island acoustic like you’ve heard on Travis McCoy’s “Billionaire” song.

I’ll be honest, when I first listened to this album I wasn’t really feeling it because again I was expecting the catchy hook, up tempo production I heard on the feature’s he had done prior. After a few more listen’s of the album and Smoke1’s mix some more the album started to grow on me. It’s definitely something a little different then what your typically use to hearing and I dig that Bruno stayed true to himself and went that route. I wish the album would have had more the 12 tracks because again I can’t stand when an artist doesn’t feel that bad boy all the way up and give fans they’re monies worth but you can expect a different track out of each of the 12 that sound nothing the same. I recommend this album to all the true Bruno Mars fans and for those that want something different to listen to with some substance and versatility cause it’s worth the $9.99. For more information on Bruno, the album, the music video and some exclusive download’s from the album check out my past preview post.


1. Grenade
2. Just The Way You Are
3. Our First Time
4. Runaway Baby
5. The Lazy Song
6. Marry You
7. Talking To The Moon
8. Liquor Store Blues feat Damian Marley
9. Count On Me
10. The Other Side feat Cee Lo Green and B.o.B

Buno Mars- Doo-Wop and Hooligans presented by Dj Smoke1

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Enjoy the party and make sure to leave me your thoughts down below.

3 1/2 out of 5 Cartons


-Black Milk

Bruno Mars: Doo-Wops and Hooligans (album preview/video)

The man behind 2 of the dopest singles of the year “Billionaire and Nothing On You” is finally ready to bless the world with his own singles in the highly anticipated album Doo-Wops and Hooligans coming out on my sisters birthday October 5th, 2010.

When speaking to MTV news on the story behind the album title Bruno explains… “I’m a big fan of doo-wop music. … That’s what you call your girl, your “doo-wop.” … On this album, I have records that women are going to relate to and men are going to relate to. So doo-wops are for the girls, and hooligans are for the guys.” So the big question is will Bruno’s album songs be equal to if not better then the 2 songs he produced and murdered the hooks on with B.o.B and Travie McCoys single? Cause in my mind and a ton of others he is those songs. And listening to both B.o.B and Travie McCoy’s albums those were the only 2 good songs on them. They prolly shoulda hired Bruno for the rest of they’re albums lol Looking over the track list I’m all ready not excited that he’s only going to have 10 tracks. I mean anything below 12 shouldn’t be allowed especially with all the songs artist record prior to go through and pick the best.  Listening to his first single “Just the Way You Are” I think Bruno has some kinda promise because its a dope single that would pull any female lyrically and vocally on demand. The video is ever doper.

Simple video with a super dope concept. Big ups to who ever came up with the idea to have the tape animated with the song lyrics. Damn it’s been a hot sec since I seen a yellow walkman. I know I’m not the only one who that one by Sony lol

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjhCEhWiKXk

1.    Grenade

2.    Just The Way You Are

3.    Our First Time

4.    Runaway Baby

5.    The Lazy Song

6.    Marry You

7.    Talking To The Moon

8.    Liquor Store Blues feat Damian Marley

9.    Count On Me

10. The Other Side feat Cee Lo Green and B.o.B

1.    Grenade

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2. Just The Way You Are

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Just The Way You Are feat Lupe Fiasco (remix)

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7. Talking To The Moon

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8.    Liquor Store Blues feat Damian Marley

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9.    Count On Me

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-Black Milk