Mario

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.”

Jun
21
New Music: Mario – ‘My Bed’

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“I’m back to kill the club,” announces Mario on “My Bed,” reportedly the lead offering from his first album in two years. The ladies’ man convinces a girl to get in the sheets on the club-geared production by Chris “Deep” Henderson and Tony “Chef Tone” Scales, using pickup lines such as, “We gon’ have a good time” and “You so hot, you set this club on fire.” Any takers?

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Apr
20
Teyana Taylor and Bow Wow Attend ‘Madea’s Big Happy Family’ Premiere

Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor was looking grown ‘n’ sexy in a black slit dress showing off her legs and red heels at the premiere of Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family at Arclight Hollywood at the Cinerama Dome. The singer plays single mother Sabrina who works at a fast food restaurant in the latest installment in the Madea series. The movie’s other young star Bow Wow, who plays Teyana’s ex Byron, looked dapper on the red carpet in a red V-neck sweater, tie, brown pants, and navy Vans. The comedy hits theaters Friday.

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Dec
10
New Music: Mario – ‘Black and Yellow (Remix)’

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Joining the ranks of Trey Songz, T-Pain, Maino, and more, Mario hangs up his vocals and raps on Wiz Khalifa’s hit “Black and Yellow.” The “Break Up” singer waxes bars about living his life right and handling his own business. “She a bad bitch/ The kind you want to marry/ And she got attitude/ Bittersweet, Halle Berry,” rhymes Mario over the spindly beat. Listen to him switch gears below.

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Nov
4
Assault Charge Against Mario Dropped

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Mario is in the clear. After the singer’s mother claimed that he assaulted her last month, she’s changing her tune, saying he didn’t actually lay a finger on her and was on drugs when she reported the incident to the police.

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Oct
1
Mario Arrested for Allegedly Attacking Mother

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Mario made headlines this morning for his out-of-character behavior. According to TMZ, the 24-year-old R&B singer was arrested and released on $50,000 bond for 2nd degree assault following an altercation with his mother earlier this week at their shared apartment in Baltimore, Md.

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May
9
Video: Lil Jon f/ R. Kelly and Mario – ‘Ms. Chocolate’

Mario, Lil Jon, and R. Kelly

Lil Jon pays homage to the dark-skinned beauties in the video for “Ms. Chocolate,” his collaboration with R. Kelly and Mario from his Crunk Rock album, due June 8. The Mickey Finnegan-produced clip was shot in Kellz’ Chicago hometown and shows the King of Crunk in rare form.

“You ain’t never seen Lil Jon this clean, smooth, both R&B [and] hip-hop-ish,” he told Rap-Up.com. “It reminds you of one of those old-school Hype Williams videos, where it’s just nice and polished.”

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