D.N.A.

D.N.A.

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by Mario
     
 

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 ShondraeSee more details below

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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 some of the aforementioned, 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 the 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.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/13/2009
Label:
J-Records
UPC:
0886974965725
catalogNumber:
749657
Rank:
64009

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mario   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Lee Blaske   Strings
Babyface   Guitar
Andre Bowman   Bass
Ashanti Floyd   Strings
Jessyca Wilson   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Jermaine Jackson   Composer
Eric Hudson   Composer,Producer
Carlos McKinney   Composer
Ronald Simmons   Composer
Pat Thrall   Engineer
Mike "Hitman" Wilson   Engineer
Babyface   Composer
Kuk Harrell   Engineer
Paul Boutin   Engineer
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart   Composer,Producer
James Scheffer   Composer
Stargate   Producer
Andre Harris   Composer,Producer
Kawan "KP" Prather   Composer
Vidal Davis   Composer,Producer
Peter Edge   Producer
Andrew Davidson   Composer
Tor Erik Hermanson   Composer
Harold Lilly   Composer,Producer
James Neng-Hsien Ho   Composer
Ken Lewis   drum programming
Jim Jonsin   Producer
Shawn Davidson   Composer
Brent Kolatalo   drum programming
Sean Garrett   Composer,Producer
The-Dream   Composer
Rico Love   Composer
Miles Walker   Engineer
Kevin Mayer   Engineer
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen   Composer
Runners   Producer
Sean Hall   Composer
Damien Lewis   Engineer
Andrew Harr   Composer
Jackpot Joel Augustin   Composer
Radric Davis   Composer
James Ho   Composer
Harry Zelnick   Composer
Alexander Chiger   Composer
Sean Hall   Composer
James Wisner   Engineer
Mack Woodward   Composer
Joel Augustin   Composer
Jessyca Wilson   Composer
Thabiso Nkhereanye   Composer
Brian "B-Luv" Thomas   Engineer
Shondrae "Mr. Bangladesh" Crawford   Composer

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