Off the Hook (Xscape album)

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Off the Hook
Studio album by Xscape
Released July 18, 1995
Recorded 1994–1995
Genre R&B, Hip hop soul, Soul
Label So So Def
Producer Jermaine Dupri, Carl-So-Lowe, Organized Noize, Daryl Simmons
Xscape chronology
Hummin' Comin' at 'Cha
(1993)
Off the Hook
(1995)
Traces of My Lipstick
(1998)
Singles from Off The Hook
  1. "Feels So Good"
    Released: June 6, 1995
  2. "Who Can I Run To"
    Released: October 3, 1995
  3. "Can't Hang/Do You Want To"
    Released: February 2, 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C+[2]
The Source (favorable)[3]
Vibe (positive)[3]

Off the Hook is the second studio album by American R&B singing group Xscape, released by So So Def Recordings on July 18, 1995 in North America. The album was production by Jermaine Dupri features a guest appearance by MC Lyte. Off the Hook spawned four singles including "Feels So Good", "Do You Want To", "Who Can I Run To" and "Can't Hang".

"Off the Hook" was certified platinum by the RIAA.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Length Lead vocals Writer(s)
1. "Do Your Thang" 1:51 JD (ad-libs)/Xscape Hayes
2. "Feels So Good" 3:32 Kandi /LaTocha Scott (rap ad-libs: JD) Dupri, Lowe, Xscape
3. "Hard to Say Goodbye" 3:45 Xscape Dupri, Lowe, Xscape, Seal
4. "Can't Hang" 3:46 Kandi/LaTocha Scott (rap: MC Lyte) Dupri, Lowe, Xscape, MC Lyte
5. "Who Can I Run To" 3:37 LaTocha/Tamika Scott Alstin, Roebuck, Simmons
6. "Hip-Hop Barbershop Request Line" 0:49 Eddie "Skeeter Rock" Weathers (DJ)/Da Brat (Shaquera) Diggs, Dupri, Smith, Weathers
7. "Do You Want To" 5:42 Tiny/LaTocha Scott Simmons
8. "What Can I Do" 3:05 LaTocha/Tamika/Kandi Bell, Dupri, Murdock, Sad, Shocklee, Troutman, Troutman, Walter
9. "Do Like Lovers Do" 3:46 Kandi/LaTocha Scott Dupri, Lowe, Xscape
10. "Work Me Slow" 4:12 Kandi/LaTocha Scott Simmons
11. "Love's a Funny Thing" 5:27 Xscape Kendricks, Xscape
12. "Keep It on the Real" 4:23 Kandi/LaTocha Scott Bennett, Nuri, Organized Noize

Credits and personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

  • Preston Crump, LaMarquis "Mark" Jefferson, Zachary Scott- bass
  • Randy Hutchinson - drums
  • Tommy Martin - guitar
  • Bruno Speight - guitar
  • Delores Major - violin
  • Lomax Spaulding - guitar
  • Ralph Stacy - bass

Production[edit]

  • Executive producers: Jermaine Dupri, Michael Mauldin,
  • Producers: Jermaine Dupri, Carl-So-Lowe, Organized Noize, Daryl Simmons
  • Vocal assistance: Organized Noize, Xscape
  • Engineers: Thom "TK" Kidd, Phil Tan, Bernasky Wall
  • Assistant engineers: John Frye, Thomas Rickert
  • Mixing: Mick Guzauski, Daryl Simmons, Phil Tan
  • Mixing assistance: John Frye, Kevin Lively, Alex Lowe, Thomas Rickert
  • Programming: Felipe Elgueta, John "J.R." Robinson, Glen Woodward

Charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart 127
U.S. Billboard 200 23
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 3

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