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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
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: 886974965725
  • Catalog Number: 749657
  • Sales rank: 11,674

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Break Up - Gucci Mane (4:09)
  2. 2 Thinkin' About You (4:12)
  3. 3 Get Out (3:05)
  4. 4 Soundtrack To My Broken Heart (3:10)
  5. 5 Starlight (3:57)
  6. 6 Stranded (3:23)
  7. 7 Ooh Baby (3:40)
  8. 8 Before She Said Hi (4:25)
  9. 9 I Choose You (4:23)
  10. 10 Don't Walk Away (3:57)
  11. 11 I Miss My Friend (3:48)
  12. 12 The Hardest Moment (3:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mario Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Lee Blaske Strings
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds 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
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds 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
The 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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