"Ridin'", a track by rapper Belly that features Mario Winans, has collected five nominations in the MuchMusic Video Awards 2008
. The track is nominated in the "Best Video," "Best Cinematography," "Best Director," "MuchVIBE Best Rap Video" and "People's Choice: Favourite Canadian Artist" categories.
For the last one, you are able to vote online
Via press release
The Bad Boy Publishing MySpace notes
that Mario Winans assisted on the drums and strings on all of the Bad Boy produced tracks for Jay-Z's November 6 release, "American Gangster".
Mario Winans second Bad Boy album - and third album overall - has been pushed back from December 4, 2007 to June 2008. Can't say I didn't see it coming, but I am looking forward to the album.
According to Slam's MySpace
, he's hosting Mario's birthday party on August 24 at Club Plan B in Detroit.
pointed out that this song was on "Notorious K.I.M." On that album, it's called "Single Black Female". I wonder why it's being passed around now...
Mario is featured on a Lil' Kim single that's being distributed now. It's called "If I'll Tell Ya".
There was some talk that Mario Winans was no longer signed to Bad Boy. Not so, according to Czar Entertainment
CEO Jimmy Rosemond, who manages Winans. In an interview in the December 9 issue of Billboard Magazine, Rosemond says:
He's coming out second quarter and he's signed to Warner Brothers/Bad Boy. He gave some of his hits to Puffy, like the Puffy and Keyshia Cole record, "Last Night," that was supposed to be for his album. So he did about three songs on Puffy's "Press Play," took some time off, and now he's working on his own project.