It never ceases to amaze how fast times change in the music industry. A year ago only a handful of people would have been able to distinguish between Mario Winans and Nintendo's famous plumber. The release of Hurt No More changed all that, although who's the more famous of the two Marios is a matter of debate.
The tried and tested method of sampling played no small part in the success of Mr. Winans' debut single so there's no need to change the formula here. For Enya's track substitute Madonna's Papa Don't Preach. The level of infectiousness is about the same in Never Really Was, although its playability is somewhat lower.
To add to the hip-hop credibility of Bad Boy's most recent success the b-side (and video edit) showcases the talents of Lil' Flip. Although the track smacks of mix-tape stuff in the way of 50 Cent's two verse remix of JT's Cry Me A River, it's a nice bonus. Looks like the Winans express is continuing to steam ahead at full speed.