Mario

MARIO • “IF”
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Here R&B singer Mario can be heard doing a cover of Beyoncé’s “If” over Trey Songz’ “Can’t Help But Wait” beat produced by Stargate. Wow, I must say, Mario had some solid delivery on this song. Kudos to whoever hooked up the arrangements! I think with material like this, it will definitely improve Mario’s versatility with different melodies, I would say he’s right up there with Trey Songz. I truly believe him and Mario are the two most underrated R&B artists out there at the moment. Anyway, overall, this isn’t single material in my opinion – but this would be great for mixtape material or as buzz track until the album releases. Now, when the album releases … I do not know. I here Mario’s label is releasing the Explicit version on October 30th and the clean one November 27th? No, no, NO! Who is the person over that? What I would do … I would release the Clean version FIRST, that way it’ll get folks all psyched up for the Explicit version when it drops. Because if the Clean is any good then everybody will be like, “damn, I want to hear the explicit version of this!” you know? J Records needs to hire me, indeed.