Hot & Wet

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Hot & Wet
An image of four black men wearing white tank tops and blue jeans standing in front of a blue background with the group's logo.
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 9, 2003
(Release history)
Recorded2002–2003
GenreR&B
Length70:03
Label
ProducerSean Combs (executive)
Daron Jones, Stevie J., Anthony Dent, Saint Denson, Andre Harris & Vidal Davis
112 chronology
Part III
(2001)
Hot & Wet
(2003)
Pleasure & Pain
(2005)
Singles from Hot & Wet
  1. "Na Na Na Na"
    Released: July 22, 2003
  2. "Hot & Wet"
    Released: September 22, 2003
  3. "Right Here for U"
    Released: January 2, 2004
  4. "Give It to Me"
    Released: April 13, 2004

Hot & Wet is the fourth studio album by American 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, signaling the groups' eventual departure from the label in 2004.

Background[edit]

In 2002 the group members, having matured both personally and professionally, came to the realization that a split with the Bad Boy label was necessary due to the lack of interest.[1] 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[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 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.

Reception[edit]

Commercial[edit]

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.


Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
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

Personnel[edit]

  • Chris Athens — mastering
  • Leesa Brunson — A&R assistance
  • Jonathan "Chronic Face" Burke — vocal engineer
  • Isaac Carree — vocals
  • Dru Castro — engineer
  • Da Twelveexecutive 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

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United States December 9, 2003 Bad Boy, Def Soul CD -

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reid, Shaheem (May 6, 2003). "112 Team Up With Sean Paul, Hope To Work With Ghostface Killah - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV. Viacom. Retrieved February 22, 2012.
  2. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Hot & Wet - 112 : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved August 7, 2012.
  3. ^ Caramanica, Jon (October 23, 2003). "112: Hot & Wet : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Archived from the original on 2007-12-10. Retrieved August 7, 2012.
  4. ^ "112 Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved April 19, 2015.
  5. ^ "112 Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 19, 2015.
  6. ^ "Year-End Charts: R&B/Hip-Hop Albums - 2004". Billboard. Archived from the original on July 19, 2015. Retrieved May 8, 2015.