Mario

Jun
17
Behind the Video: Mario f/ Nicki Minaj – ‘Somebody Else’

Nicki Minaj and Mario

Nicki Minaj has been going hard with her features lately. Last month, she shot a cameo in the video for Mario’s single “Somebody Else.” In the behind-the-scenes footage, the R&B crooner presents his co-star with a gift before the two go in front of the lens at a soundstage in New York.

They pose back to back, with Nicki rocking a sexy black-and-gold outfit and Mario looking dapper in a vest and tie. She films her solo shot in front of an open window overlooking NYC at night and reviews footage with the director.

Expect to see even more of Nicki in upcoming videos for Ciara (“I’m Out”) and Wale (“Clappers”).

Go behind the scenes of “Somebody Else” below.

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May
19
New Music: Mario f/ Nicki Minaj – ‘Somebody Else’

Somebody Else

It’s been four years, but Mario is back. The R&B crooner grabs Nicki Minaj for “Somebody Else,” the first single off his upcoming fifth album.

“I hope this new song breathes new life into R&B and where I’m gonna take it!” said Mario of the Polow Da Don-produced song.

Listen to the radio rip below. The song hits iTunes on Tuesday.

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May
17
Mario Taps Nicki Minaj for New Single ‘Somebody Else’

Mario

The wait is over for Mario fans. The R&B singer will return next week with a brand new single featuring Nicki Minaj.

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Sep
26
New Music: Mario – ‘Killa’

Killa

It’s been three years since Mario released his last album, but he once again commands your attention with his latest record “Killa,” produced by Glass John. Over a hypnotic beat, the R&B crooner feeds his addiction to a woman who he just can’t resist.

“With ‘Killa’ I wanted 2 articulate that special something that men wish all women had & the thing that some women are proud 2 know they possess,” explained Mario, who is working on his fifth album for release on RCA Records.

The song represents a new chapter for Mario. “New ideas… New sound… New bank… New melodies… New ladies… New perspective.”

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Jan
2
New Music: Mario – ‘The Motto (Remix)’

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Mario flexes his rhyming skills on his rap-sung remix to Drake and Lil Wayne’s “The Motto” off his upcoming mixtape Truth Be Told. “Now she want a photo, you already know though/ Your bitch chose me and I ain’t even want her,” sings Baltimore native, who will release his fifth album this year featuring production from Rico Love (“The Walls”), The Monsters, Young Yonny, and The Underdogs.

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Sep
7
New Music: Mario f/ Fabolous – ‘The Walls’

The Walls

Mario takes it back to the bedroom on “The Walls” featuring Fabolous, the first single from his upcoming fifth album. The ladies’ man makes his lady act out of character on the seductive jam, written and produced by Rico Love.

“It’s an incredible R&B record. It’s classic, it’s definitely going to stand out from everything that’s going on,” Mario told Rap-Up TV. “It really pays homage to women who are comfortable with being sexy outside and they’re sexy with their men when they get home.”

Added Rico Love, “It’s just some classic R&B, just some fly music. Something to reemerge Mario in the scene. I’m very confident with the record. I believe it’s going to be a big record.”

Mario’s as-yet-untitled album, featuring production from The Monsters, Young Yonny, and The Underdogs, is 90 percent complete and he anticipates a November or January release.

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Aug
27
Rap-Up TV: Mario Reveals Details on New Single, Album

Mario is ready to break down “The Walls” with his new music. Rap-Up TV caught up with the R&B crooner on the red carpet at the BMI Urban Awards where he shared details about his new Rico Love-penned single featuring Fabolous, scheduled to drop in the next two weeks.

“It’s an incredible R&B record. It’s classic, it’s definitely going to stand out from everything that’s going on,” explained Mario, who gave us a preview on the spot. “It really pays homage to women who are comfortable with being sexy outside and they’re sexy with their men when they get home.”

His as-yet-untitled fifth album, which features production from The Monsters, Young Yonny, and The Underdogs, is 90 percent complete and he anticipates a November or January release. “I’m getting back to the basis of R&B and what I do, being a vocalist and making sure that it’s a lot different from the rest of my projects—making sure it’s classic.”

Also slated to appear on the album is a “club banger” called “Roosevelt (Drop a Dime).” “Hopefully I’ll have Big Sean or Rick Ross on that as a feature,” he added. “It’s gonna be one of the biggest records this year. I promise you that.”