Entertainment Weekly - 3/23/01, p.114
"...A Southern-fried sound garden of R&B's sweetest fruits, honey-dipped harmonies, and breath-taking ballads..." - Rating: A-
Vibe - 4/01, pp.167-84 discs out of 5
- "...Firmly establishes them as harmony-spewing good guys who croon over literal and figuartive bad-boy beats....showcasing their maturing vocals..."
112: Slim, Mike, Q, Daron.
Additional personnel: Mario "Yellow Man" Winans, Tim, Bob (various instruments); Jamont Lane (horns); Lou Heravo (keyboards).
Producers: Daron Jones, Mario "Yellow Man" Winans, Anthony Dent, R. Kelly, Lensky Brothers.
Engineers: Robert Hankerson, Brian Smith, Rob Paustian.
"Peaches & Cream" was nominated for the 2002 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal.
Personnel: Daron Jones, Marvin, Mike, Q (vocals); Tom Martin (guitar); Andy Haller, Brian Smith , Roger Che, Rob Paustian, Wayne Allison, Ian Mereness (recorder); DJ Scratch, DJ Wiz (scratches).
Audio Mixers: Jan Fairchild; Brian Smith ; Rob Paustian; Paul Logus; Tony Maserati .
Recording information: Daddy's House Recording Studios, New York, NY; D-Lo Recording Studios, Atlanta, GA; Doppler Studios, Atlanta, GA; Record Plant Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Rock Land Recording Studio, Chicago, IL; Stage Sound Studios, Nashville, TN.
Photographer: Stephan Danelian .
Arranger: R. Kelly.
The 4-part harmony of Bad Boy's vocal group 112 can catch any listener's ear, and when they're matched with some of R&B's hottest producers, the quartet can do no wrong. On their third album PART III, 112's songs serve two timeless purposes: to highlight their singing abilities, and to make people dance.
Though "It's Over Now" recycles the background to the Mobb Deep classic "Quiet Storm," 112's vocals add another dimension to the familiar beat. And on "Dance With Me," they provide yet another hot club song for the ladies. But ultimately it's their ballads that have the most impact, on songs like "I Surrender," and "Do What You Gotta Do."