Travie McCoy must be feeling as happy as a billionaire that his sweet summer song with Bruno Mars is currently at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100. The fiesty hip-hop artist debuted his solo album Lazarus this week, and we heartily recommend you pick it up if you haven’t already. What you won’t find on the album is the bouncy bonus track “Ms. Tattoo Girl”, featuring T-Pain. Is the song good enough to repair the damage done to tattoo culture caused by certain anti-Semitic mistresses refusing to leave pop-culture? Hear the bonus Lazarus tune below.[wpaudio url="http://idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Travie-McCoy-ft-T-Pain-Ms.Tattoo-Girl-Bonus-Track.mp3" text="Travie McCoy feat. T-Pain - Ms. Tattoo Girl" dl="0"]
Travie details his fascination with a girl covered in tats in this catchy track. But are we sure that’s T-Pain on the chorus? Because it could just as easily be a Speak-N-Spell.
Promoting his solo album isn’t the only project Travie has lined up for 2010—the singer/rapper has an upcoming mixtape coming out with DJ Clinton Sparks called Forgetting Katy Perry, an obvious reference to the 2008 movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall, which starred—ha!—Katy’s current fiance Russel Brand.
He tells Rap-Up that the mixtape is “in no way airing out my dirty laundry or in any way a personal shot to her… If anything, it’s making fun of myself.” He continues, “The title is funny for the simple fact that that’s my life in a nutshell. I can watch [the movie] and be like, ‘That dude is me.’”
It is a little ironic that Russel plays the part of the overtly sexual new boyfriend of a hapless romantic’s ex in both real life and on-screen. But let’s not forget, Jason Segel’s character in that movie ended up with a great gal and a Dracula musical, so we hope a similar awesome fate befalls the Gym Class Heroes frontman.
For now, why don’t we take a trip down memory lane and watch Katy in the Gym Class Heroes’ music video for “Cupid’s Chokehold,” which Travie no doubt wrote with Perry in mind. (Katy appears around the 3:30 mark.)