Dna(Explicit Version) CD (2009)

Artist: Mario

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Product Overview

Specifications

Label J Records/sbme
SKU 211901723
UPC 886974965725
UPC 14 00886974965725
Format CD
Release Date 10/13/2009
Links
Author Mario
Compilation Appearance Step Up
Compilation Appearance Total Club Hits 3
Compilation Appearance Unleashed
Compilation Appearance Red Album(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Slow Grind
Compilation Appearance Contact
Technical Info
Producer Peter Edge; Sean Garrett
CatalogID 88697496572
Lable Name J Records
Released 10/12/2009
Original Release 2009
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 45m : 45s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00886974965725
Musical Guests
Gucci Mane
Sean Garrett
Big Sean
Album Notes and Credits
Audio Mixer: Jaycen Joshua.
Photographer: Florian Schneider .
GO was the most satisfying of Mario's first three albums, but it lacked a major crossover single on the level of "Let Me Love You." Although the sensitive ballad "Crying Out for Me" was big on R&B stations, it did not break the Top 30 of the Hot 100. The minimal Sean Garrett and Shondrae production "Break Up," however--D.N.A.'s lead single, issued weeks before the album--did not take long to become the singer's biggest pop hit since his breakthrough. And it does turn out to be his fourth album's greatest deviation from the back catalog, carrying a laggard and sparse pulse to back Mario's whiny swagger. "Get Out" is a close second, a buzzing and grinding production from Jim Jonson and Rico Love that mirrors the song's theme of emotional entrapment. One of the hardest beats Mario has had at his disposal, it pushes him into that tough guy mode (as heard occasionally in GO) where you can sense him forcing his jaw to tighten and his eyes to bug out: "This ain't real, so what the f*ck is we doin'?" Even with several new collaborators, including Babyface, Carlos McKinney, the Dream, and Tricky Stewart, D.N.A. is more a natural development than a series of drastic shifts, and while it will please the majority of his fan base, the material does not allow Mario--a vocalist more versatile than many would like to admit--to do much more than toggle between a Lothario and a softie.
Professional Reviews
Billboard (p.60) - "[T]he best representation of Mario's desolations comes courtesy of the appropriately titled 'Soundtrack to My Broken Heart'..."
Disc 1
1 Break Up - (featuring Gucci Mane/Sean Garrett)
2 Thinkin' About You
3 Get Out
4 Soundtrack To My Broken Heart
5 Starlight
6 Stranded
7 Ooh Baby
8 Before She Said Hi - (featuring Big Sean)
9 I Choose You
10 Don't Walk Away
11 I Miss My Friend
12 Hardest Moment, The
Product Attributes
Artist Mario
Music Format Compact Disc
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