In the summer of 1999, after graduating from Burke Co. Comprehension High School, Mario began perfecting his craft. Yet not long after spending endless hours recording in the studio, he was left dissatisfied with the product of local producers. As a result of this Mario started studying the hottest sounds in the industry and recognized in himself an insatiable hunger which could only be appeased by producing his own material.
The darkest period in his life came in the fall of the year 2000 when Mario lost his grandmother. In the duration of raising Mario, she had taught him the importance of being independent, respectful, and faithful. Although this proved to be a very trying time in his life, Mario was able to weather the storm and afterwards surfaced to be the man that his grandmother wanted him to be.
From this dark period emerged the symbol that would best define Mario's character, the Phoenix. The Phoenix, a mythological bird, at a certain time in its life destroyed itself in flames only to be born again from its own ashes. The Phoenix is symbolic of Mario and his life. His grandmother's death was the flame that consumed him. His is born again through his music and the memory of his late grandmother.
Proud father to one son, Mario Patterson is pursuing his dream to be a professional recording artist. He lives by example, raising his son with the same morals and values instilled in him by his beloved grandmother.
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2. Come See 'Bout Me
3. I Can Give U What Cha Want
4. Who He Think He Is
5. Been A Minute
6. For Tha Dub
7. Belly Dancer
9. Hell Naw
10. Anotha Level
13. If U Wanna Ride
14. Fight Muzic