Fueled by Ramen
[Two and a half stars]
Gym Class Heroes’ Travie (formerly Travis) McCoy invented his own market by mixing emo, hip-hop and tween pop, and on his solo debut he makes good on a life of passing out business cards by pulling in everyone from T-Pain to Colin Munroe. He writes what he knows: money (”˜Billionaire’), tour-bus nookie (”˜Superbad [11:34]’), ambition (”˜The Manual’). His polished croon-rapping is more unctuous than charming, but he gets credit for dreaming of getting rich so he can fix New Orleans and pass out cars like Oprah.
Key Tracks: ”˜Billionaire,’ ”˜We’ll Be Alright’