Hot & Wet
|Hot & Wet|
|Studio album by 112|
|Released||December 9, 2003
|Label||Bad Boy, Def Soul|
|Producer||Sean Combs (executive)
Daron Jones, Stevie J., Anthony Dent, Saint Denson, Andre Harris & Vidal Davis
|Singles from Hot & Wet|
Hot & Wet is the fourth studio album by R&B group 112. The album followed the successful Part III album (which featured the hit single "Peaches & Cream"), with the club tracks "Na Na Na Na" and "Hot & Wet" which was produced by Stevie J. It was also their first album not exclusively associated with Bad Boy Records, signalling the groups' eventual departure from the label in 2004.
In 2002 the group members, having matured both personally and professionally, came to the realisation that a split with the Bad Boy label was necessary due to the lack of interest. In search of greater creative control, 112 left Bad Boy Records in February 2002 and signed with Def Jam in July on their Def Soul-imprint, insisting that the breakup was amicable. They reiterated this no-hard-feelings attitude by going to Daddy's House to record a debut album for Def Jam. Disagreements remained over ownership rights to the 112 catalog of songs, and this album - the Def Jam debut disc was waylaid as a result, while negotiations ensued between Lyor Cohen of Def Jam and Bad Boy owner Combs. With both sides ultimately in agreement, Hot & Wet would eventually appear in November 2003.
Release and promotion
- The first single, "Na Na Na Na" was released on July 22, 2003 and features dance hall legend, Super Cat.
- The second single, "Hot & Wet" was released on September 22, 2003 and features rapper, Ludacris.
- The third single, "Right Here for U" charted at number 74 on the R&B chart on January 2, 2004. The song was released as a digital download only.
- The fourth and last single, Give It to Me" was released on April 13, 2004.
In 2004 the album charted on the Billboard 200 and peaked at number four on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The album however failed to make any noticeable impression on the charts.
Maleria Brown of The Stallion Online reviewed, "Pleasure and Pain" is one of the best albums I've heard this year. It contains a variety of musical styles, and it's by a group that's made great music in the past. This album is definitely worth giving a try. One twelve is known for creating romantic music, but in their latest album they delve into territory beyond just the romance in a relationship such as feelings of betrayal and regret. The group is also popular for their wonderful ballads, but in "Pleasure and Pain" they experiment with different styles; although, for the most part they stick with the tried and true."
|1.||"Medley" (Steven Jordan)||2:32|
|2.||"It's Goin' Down 2Nite (featuring T.I.)" (Michael Keith, Quinnes Parker, Marvin Scandrick, Daron Jones, Clifford Harris)||4:42|
|3.||"Hot & Wet (featuring Ludacris)" (Michael Keith, Quinnes Parker, Marvin Scandrick, Daron Jones, Steven Jordan, Sean Combs, Christopher Bridges)||3:41|
|4.||"Unbelievable" (Michael Keith, Quinnes Parker, Marvin Scandrick, Daron Jones, Sean Combs)||4:17|
|5.||"Everyday" (Michael Keith, Quinnes Parker, Marvin Scandrick, Daron Jones, R. Hankerson, The Isley Brothers, William DeVaughn)||4:29|
|6.||"I Belong To You (interlude)" (Michael Keith, Quinnes Parker, Marvin Scandrick, Daron Jones)||1:23|
|7.||"Right Here For U" (Michael Keith, Quinnes Parker, Marvin Scandrick, Daron Jones, Steven Jordan, Sean Combs, Donald DeGrate, Roger Troutman, Terry Troutman)||5:13|
|8.||"All My Love" (Michael Keith, Quinnes Parker, Marvin Scandrick, Daron Jones)||4:41|
|9.||"You Said" (Michael Keith, Quinnes Parker, Marvin Scandrick, Daron Jones)||4:16|
|10.||"Knock U Down (interlude)" (Jason Boyd, Steven Jordan)||1:46|
|11.||"Knock U Down" (Jason Boyd, Steven Jordan)||4:21|
|12.||"Hot & Wet (remix) (featuring Ludacris & Chingy)" (Michael Keith, Quinnes Parker, Marvin Scandrick, Daron Jones, Steve Jordan, Sean Combs, Kenton Nix)||4:15|
|13.||"Na Na Na Na (featuring Super Cat)" (Michael Keith, Quinnes Parker, Marvin Scandrick, Daron Jones, William Maragh)||3:40|
|14.||"Give It To Me" (Michael Keith, Quinnes Parker, Marvin Scandrick, Daron Jones, Anthony Dent, K. Hatcher, Jason Boyd, Herb Alpert, Andy Armer, Randy Badazz, George Clinton, Rashawnna Guy, Philippé Wynne)||3:58|
|15.||"Slip Away" (Michael Keith, Quinnes Parker, Marvin Scandrick, Daron Jones)||4:37|
|16.||"Say Yes" (Michael Keith, Quinnes Parker, Marvin Scandrick, Daron Jones, Adonis Shropshire)||4:01|
|17.||"Man's World" (Michael Keith, Quinnes Parker, Marvin Scandrick, Daron Jones)||5:03|
|18.||"Na Na Na Na (reggae remix)* (featuring Spragga Benz, Lady Saw, Buccaneer & Damian Marley)" (Michael Keith, Quinnes Parker, Marvin Scandrick, Daron Jones)||4:30|
(*) indicates bonus track
- Chris Athens — mastering
- Leesa Brunson — A&R assistance
- Jonathan "Chronic Face" Burke — vocal engineer
- Isaac Carree — vocals
- Dru Castro — engineer
- Da Twelve — executive producer
- Tina Davis — A&R
- Vidal Davis — producer
- Dent — multi instruments, producer
- Stephen Dent — producer, engineer, instrumentation
- Diddy — producer, executive producer
- Emery Dobyns — engineer
- Steve Fisher — assistant
- Marcus T. Grant — executive producer
- Andre Harris — producer
- Stevie J. — producer, overdubs, compilation
- Jahaun Johnson — A&R
- Daron Jones — multi instruments, producer, instrumentation
- Jonathan Jordan — engineer
- Victoria Jordan — art direction
- Terese Joseph — recording director
- Jonathan Kaslow — A&R, artist coordination
- Rich Keller — engineer, mixing
- Daniel Levitt — photography
- Paul Logus — engineer, mixing
- Carlton Lynn — engineer
- Manny Marroquin — mixing, vocal mixing
- Vernon Mungo — engineer, mixing
- Rob Paustian — engineer, mixing
- Tara Podolsky — A&R
- Saint Denson — producer
- Keith Slattery — engineer
- Spi — multi instruments, producer, instrumentation
- Brian Stanley — engineer
- Christopher Stern — creative director
- Rabeka Tuinei — assistant
- Kevin Wales — producer
- Eric Weissman — sample clearance
|U.S. Billboard Hot 200||22|
|U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums||4|
|United States||December 9, 2003||Bad Boy, Def Soul||CD||-|
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