Make It Hot

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Make It Hot
Studio album by Nicole
Released August 20, 1998 (1998-08-20)
(See Release history)
Recorded 1997–1998
Genre R&B, hip hop
Length 58:30
Label The Goldmind/Elektra
Producer Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Brian Alexander Morgan, Suga Mike, Smokey of Playa, Gerard "Soundman" Thomas, Donald "Lenny" Holmes, Dent, Kevin Hicks, Big Baby
alternate version
Nicole as Nicole Ray
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]

Make It Hot is the debut studio album by R&B singer Nicole. The album was released in August 1998 through Missy Elliott's Elektra-distributed vanity label, The Goldmind. The album was produced by Missy Elliott and Timbaland. Some editions of the release credit Nicole as Nicole Ray,[3] an artist name she only used here and on her single "I Can't See".

Track listing[edit]

# Title Time
1. "The Time Is Now" (Featuring Missy Elliott)
Writers: Missy Elliott
Producers: Dent
1:39
2. "Seventeen"
Writers: Missy Elliott
Producers: Missy Elliott, Gerard "Soundman" Thomas, Donald "Lenny" Holmes
4:53
3. "In da Street" (Featuring Mocha and Missy Elliott)
Writers: Missy Elliott, Nicole Wray
Producers: Missy Elliott, Gerard "Soundman" Thomas, Donald "Lenny" Holmes
4:02
4. "Traffic Jam"
Writers:
Producers: Dent
1:22
5. "Curiosity" (Featuring Lil' Mo and Dent)
Writers: Cynthia Loving & Anthony Dent
Producers: Dent & Kevin Hicks
4:12
6. "Make It Hot" (Featuring Mocha and Missy Elliott)
Writers: Missy Elliott, Tim Mosley
Producers: Timbaland
4:27
7. "Prelude (I Can't See)"
Writers: Brian Alexander Morgan & Cynthia Loving
Producers: Brian Alexander Morgan
0:44
8. "I Can't See"
Writers: Brian Alexander Morgan & Cynthia Loving
Producers: Brian Alexander Morgan
4:46
9. "Nervous" (Featuring Lil' Mo)
Writers: Missy Elliott, Nicole Wray
Producers: Missy Elliott, Gerard "Soundman" Thomas, Donald "Lenny" Holmes
3:51
10. "Pressure"
Writers:
Producers: Dent & Kevin Hicks
1:14
11. "Boy You Should Listen"
Writers: Missy Elliott, Nicole Wray
Producers: Missy Elliott, Gerard "Soundman" Thomas, Donald "Lenny" Holmes
4:24
12. "Eyes Better Not Wander"
Writers: S. Garrett & J. Peacock
Producers: Smokey
4:33
13. "Radio DJ"
Writers: Darryl McClary & Michael Allen
Producers: Big Baby & Suga Mike
1:04
14. "Silly Love Song"
Writers: Darryl McClary, Cynthia Loving & Michael Allen
Producers: Big Baby & Suga Mike
4:39
15. "Raise Your Frown"
Writers: J. Peacock, S. Garrett, B. Bush
Producers: Smokey
4:10
16. "Borrowed Time"
Writers: Darryl McClary, Cynthia Loving & Michael Allen
Producers: Big Baby & Suga Mike
5:01
17. "Testing Our Love (Suga)"
Writers: S. Garrett & J. Peacock
Producers: Smokey
3:36

Limited Edition bonus disc[edit]

  1. Clipse - "We Get Money (Got Caught, Pt. 2)"
  2. Flipmode Squad - "Everything"
  3. Yo Yo - "Do You Wanna Ride?"
  4. Missy Elliott - "Get Contact" 1
  5. Coko - "He Be Back" 1
  6. En Vogue - "No Fool No More"

1 Denotes demo version

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[4] 42
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[4] 19

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Executive producers: Missy Elliott, Merlin Bobb, Sylvia Rhone
  • Producers: Big Baby, Merlin Bobb, Missy Elliott, Kevin Hicks, Donald Holmes, Brian Alexander Morgan, Tim Mosley, Sylvia Rhone, Smokey, Suga Mike, Timbaland
  • Vocal producer: Nicole Wray
  • Vocal assistance: Missy Elliott
  • Engineers: Claude "Swifty" Achille, Jimmy Douglas, Paul Falcone, Nat Foster, Eddie Hudson, Ted Reiger, Jon Smeltz, Stevie Sola
  • Assistant engineers: Chuck Bailey, Steve Macauley, Rob Murphy, Jason Rea
  • Mixing: Claude "Swifty" Achille, Kevin Davis, Jimmy Douglas, Paul Falcone, Nat Foster, Senator Jimmy D
  • Programming: Timbaland
  • Mastering: Herb Powers
  • Arranger: Missy Elliott, Nat Foster, Larry Gold, Brian Morgan,

Release history[edit]

Country Date
Japan August 20, 1998 [5]
United Kingdom August 24, 1998
United States August 25, 1998
Germany September 14, 1998

Chart performance[edit]

Make It Hot reached number forty-two on the US Billboard 200 and number nineteen on the R&B album chart.[6][7] The first single, "Make It Hot", reached number five on the Hot 100 chart,[8] number two on the R&B singles chart,[9] and was certified gold.[10] The second single, "I Can't See", reached number thirty-six on the Rhythmic Top 40 chart.[11] In 1999, the third and final single from the album, "Eyes Better Not Wander", reached number seventy-one on the R&B singles chart.[12] The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA.

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