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Best Songs of the Week Featuring Big K.R.I.T., B.o.B. and Mario

The Boombox's Best Songs of the Week features Big K.R.I.T. focusing on his rides, B.o.B. trying to get cozy with his lady and Mario making a return.

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Happy Birthday, Mario!

If you grew up in the early 2000s, chances are that you heard "Just a Friend 2002" so much that you got sick of it. Your reward for surviving the song was that you got to hear its follow-up also played to death. Mario was a star. The singer turns 29 years old today (Aug. 27).

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10 Most Shocking Arrests in R&B

From R. Kelly’s shocking child pornography scandal to Chris Brown's darkest domestic violence moments and more, we go inside 10 Most Shocking Arrests in R&B.

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Mario Unveils Muscles in Underwear Selfie

Look out Trey Songz! Over the weekend, fellow R&B crooner Mario posted a photo on Instagram of himself in his undies. Apparently, the singer felt a little brolic and wanted to show the ladies his, um, package.

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Mario Releases New Single ‘Fatal Distraction’ [Song Premiere]

Still on his comeback trail, Mario releases the second single from his upcoming album, tentatively titled 'Restoration.' TheDrop.fm has an exclusive first listen of the yearning ballad, 'Fatal Distraction,' which features the singer and his feathery falsetto.

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Mario and Nicki Minaj Team Up for ‘Somebody Else’ Video

Mario dropped the track for "Somebody Else" last month and returns with a video for it in July. Featuring Nicki Minaj and directed by Alexandre Moors the video is classic Mario and showcases heartbreak,

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Mario Reveals J. Cole Collaboration, Talks New Album

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,

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Mario Announces Nicki Minaj Collaboration, ‘Somebody Else’

R&B crooner Mario has been relatively quiet on the music front for some time but fans are in for a treat. The Baltimore native will debut his new single, the Nicki Minaj-assisted "Somebody Else" next week.

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Trey Songz, OMG Girlz, Diggy Simmons Help Kids Head Back to School

Trey Songz is using his celebrity status for good by helping kids get in the spirit to return back to school after summer vacation. However, the R&B crooner isn't the only one letting some of his youthful fans known the importance of getting an education. He was joined by some other famous friends in Baltimore to get students excited to hit the books.

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The Hip-Hop Effect: 20 R&B Songs Sampling Rap Beats and Lyrics

During the late '80s and early parts of the '90s, R&B was dominated by the new jack swing era, with artists such as Janet Jackson, New Edition and Boyz II Men being some of the subgenre's most successful acts. Those

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