Travie McCoy knows the power of a good collaborator.
As a solo artist or with Gym Class Heroes, the singer-rapper has snagged five Top 40 hits teaming up with the likes of Adam Levine, Patrick Stump, Bruno Mars and more. His latest, "Rough Waters" featuring Jason Mraz, is already a Top 20 pop hit and looks destined for similar success. But the man is hungry for even more superstar collabos, telling Fuse that Andre 3000 is at the top of his wish list.
"I don't think I'd be rapping if it wasn't for him," the New York native says of the OutKast member. "I remember in late '93, I got the first OutKast album [Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik] and I listened to it non-stop. It was at a time, coming from New York, when we weren't listening to rappers from down South, but there was something so cool, so laid-back and funky about that album. It was undeniable."
Travie says he's kept a watchful eye on OutKast's career ever since (so he'll surely enjoy our latest Throwback Thursday gallery). "Every album pushed the envelope further and further up to Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, where you're like, 'Woah, I don't know what it is, but I love it.'"
Watch above for more on Travie's other dream collaborators like Ben Harper and Chance the Rapper, and check out his Mraz collabo below. Then learn about the star's bizarre childhood fear as he answers Fuse's hilarious hypothetical questions.