Gym Class Heroes frontman Travis McCoy’s breezy summertime jam “Billionaire,” the first single off his upcoming solo debut Lazarus (out June 8), now has a star-studded video. Watch below!
Among the famous friends called in for the laid-back clip: Bruno Mars (currently featured on B.o.B.’s hit “Nothin’ on You”), who sings the hook, and Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz, who pop up to ride around on Vespas. McCoy — who goes by his nickname Travie as a solo artist — hangs out at the beach, skateboards, and tools around town while rapping about getting famous over a carefree reggae backbeat and acoustic guitar.
McCoy’s upcoming album is full of light-hearted, summer-ready songs, in spite of his break-up with longtime girlfriend Katy Perry last year. “Why dampen the mood with sad, shitty records?” he told MTV.
The MC impressed at his solo gig during March’s South By Southwest Festival in Austin, TX, opening for Fall Out Boy frontman/frequent Gym Class Hero collaborator, Patrick Stump. Read SPIN’s review of the set here.
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WATCH: Travie McCoy, “Billionaire”