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Mario Reveals J. Cole Collaboration, Talks New Album

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Fresh off his return to the R&B game with his Nicki Minaj-assisted song “Somebody Else,” Mario is giving some more information on his upcoming fifth album, the follow-up to 2009′s D.N.A.

In an interview with Baltimore’s 92 Q Jams, the R&B singer describes the sound of the project as well as a special guest that will collaborate with him.

“If I had to pick a word, I would definitely say refined,” Mario states of the opus. “Creatively, sonically. All around the board.”

A song he’s looking forward to sharing with fans is “Fatal Distraction,” which features a guest verse from J. Cole. “It just talks about the distractions and temptations and the infatuation that can have on a man when it comes to a woman,” the Baltimore native reveals.

Mario plans to record a duet for the LP, which is set to arrive in September, and tap Sevyn Streeter for the job.

He’ll announce the album title via his Twitter account later this month.

Watch Mario Speak About His Fifth Album

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