Go CD (2007)

Artist: Mario

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Product Overview


Label Forced Exposure
SKU 206346953
UPC 886972157023
UPC 14 00886972157023
Format CD
Release Date 12/11/2007
Author Mario
Artist Influence Al B. Sure!
Artist Influence Al Green (Vocals)
Artist Influence Babyface
Artist Influence Biz Markie
Artist Influence Stevie Wonder
Artist Influence Wyclef Jean
Artist Contemporary Bobby V (R&B)
Artist Contemporary Brutha
Artist Contemporary Chris Brown (R&B/Vocals)
Artist Contemporary Chris Rene
Artist Contemporary Frankie J
Artist Contemporary Jason Derulo
Artist Contemporary John Brown (R&B)
Artist Contemporary Mario Vazquez
Artist Contemporary Ne-Yo
Artist Contemporary NLT
Artist Contemporary Omarion
Artist Contemporary One Chance
Artist Contemporary Ray J
Artist Contemporary Sammie
Artist Contemporary T-Pain
Artist Follower Trevante
Technical Info
Engineer Princeton; Corey Stocker; Dave Hyman; Mikkel S. Eriksen; Geoffrey Rice; Tony Terrebonne; Kori Anders; Vernon Mungo; Andrew Mezzi; Andrew Coleman; Ralph Cacciurri; Darren Moore; Carlton Lynn
Producer Stee; King Logan; Terry "MaddScientist" Thomas; James "Polow Da Don" Jones; O.A.K.; The Neptunes; Timbaland; Sean Garrett; Aliaune Thiam; Ralph Stacy; Jerome "Jroc" Harmon; Carl Nappa
CatalogID 721570
Lable Name J Records
Released 12/11/2007
Original Release 2007
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 48m : 57s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00886972157023
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Tony Love, Mike Hartnett (guitar); Giorgio Tuinfort (keyboards, programming); Elvis Williams (keyboards).
Additional personnel: Juelz Santana, Rich Boy.
Audio Mixers: Manny Marroquin; Jean-Marie Horvat; Phil Tan.
Recording information: Battery Studios, New York, NY; Dirty South Studios, Arlantic, GA; Doppler Studios, Atlanta, GA; MTS Recording; Patchwerk Records Studios, Atlanta, GA; Silent Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA; Sony Music Studios, New York, NY; South Beach Studios, Miami, FL; St. Louis, MO; Thomas Crown Headquarters, Virginia Beach, VA; Transcon Studios, Orlando, FL; Zac Digital, Atlanta, GA.
Photographer: Patrick Hoeck.
So much for "You should let me love you," then. "You down or what?" is the softest line from the opening title track of Mario's third and many times delayed album, and from there, the track -- a prodding Neptunes production with the requisite synthetic, sticky-sweet coatings -- is an obvious bid to surprise or even shock, with Mario proclaiming, "I ain't trying to meet your mother/I just wanna f*ck you like no other" and "If I stop f*ckin' you, it'll make your world end." Go is indeed Mario's most aggressive and assertive album, but no other song comes close to out-vulgarizing "Go" itself. There are several sensitive ballads, including "Music for Love," bearing a definite resemblance to J. Holiday's gently rocking and swaying "Bed," and an excellent choice for a cover in Keith Sweat's "Right and a Wrong Way." (Eighties babies will also catch a reference to Zapp's "Computer Love" in the former.) There is a handful of deceptively clever moments, too. "Kryptonite," for instance, puts a twist on the common "I'm a pimp, so take it or leave it" theme by positioning Mario as Superman with a weakness he cannot combat. An unnecessary Rich Boy verse, unfortunately, pretty much robs the song of its ability to produce any level of empathy. Although the raunchiness and posturing may act as deterrents -- that Juelz Santana is the other featured MC further indicates the direction in which Mario continues to head -- the album is, by some distance, the singer's strongest release yet, easily apparent after one listen, a credit that can be distributed equally between an ever-improving artist and his collaborators (including Timbaland, Mr. Collipark, Stargate, Akon, Sean Garrett, and Polow da Don). If Turning Point didn't make it evident that Usher has some more competition, Go seals the deal. Next time out, he'll hopefully not cross into Pretty Ricky territory. He gets dangerously close here. [A clean version of the album was also released.] ~ Andy Kellman
Artist Overview
R&B vocalist Mario traveled to New York City to establish a music career and scored a contract with Clive Davis' J label. His self-titled debut album was released in 2002, followed by 2004's Turning Point, which went to number two on the R&B album charts, hoisted by the ubiquitous smash "Let Me Love You," a single that also helped launch the career of Ne-Yo, the song's writer. The December 2007 release of Mario's third album, Go, was preceded by several delays and projected release dates. The album featured productions from Polow da Don, Timbaland, Stargate, the Neptunes, the Underdogs, and Akon. D.N.A. was released in 2009. ~ Drago Bonacich
Disc 1
1 Go
2 Crying Out For Me
3 Skippin'
4 Music For Love
5 Kryptonite
6 How Do I Breathe
7 No Definition
8 Why
9 Lay In My Bed
10 Right And A Wrong Way
11 Let Me Watch
12 Do Right
Product Attributes
Artist Mario
Music Format Compact Disc
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