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, signalling the groups' eventual departure from the label in 2004.
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. 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.
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."