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Download links and information about Mario by Mario. This album was released in 2002 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 44:53 minutes.

Artist: Mario
Release date: 2002
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock
Tracks: 11
Duration: 44:53
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No. Title Length
1. Just a Friend 2002 (Radio Edit) 3:34
2. C'mon (Radio Edit) 3:24
3. Braid My Hair 4:07
4. 2 Train 4:03
5. What Your Name Is 5:57
6. Holla Back 3:38
7. Could U Be 4:07
8. Put Me On 3:39
9. Chick Wit Da Braids 3:50
10. Never 3:59
11. Girl In the Picture 4:35



When considering the abilities and potential of teen pop stars from any genre, a certain amount of cynicism is not only healthy, but practically essential. Yet if you indulge too deeply, you overlook performers like Mario, the Baltimore-born singer whose Top Ten debut still flew under a lot of people's radars in a year dominated by B2K, Bow Wow, and other pubescent urban artists. Mario's self-titled first album, however, offers doses of the real thing; its combination of Nickelodeon-style charm and authentic substance are reminiscent of nothing so much as a young Michael Jackson, with none of the creepy subtext. While it misses out on the humor of the original, the cover of Biz Markie's "Just a Friend" proves a shrewd update of the unwillingly platonic classic, and serves as a gateway to better originals, including a few slow numbers most teens have neither the chutzpah to try or the chops to handle. "Chick Wit' da Braids" and the swirling, organ-laced "Never" lead that pack, and the second song about cornrows, "Braid My Hair," manages to evoke the downside of being a child star without sounding like an ungrateful punk. Naturally, you have to excuse a certain amount of filler to believe fully in Mario's potential, but most of these 11 tracks offer generous hints of it.