Too Hot for T.V.

Too Hot for T.V.

by Da BandDa Band


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MTV's drama-filled second season of Making the Band put rap impresario P. Diddy in charge of minting a new hip-hop group and kept viewers riveted as the live-in recording process devolved into frequent fisticuffs. With the release of their debut, however, Da Band's blood, sweat, and tears have paid off. Not only are the chosen six -- Babs, Young City (a.k.a. Chopper), Freddrick, Dylan, Sara, and Ness -- more fun to watch than the original Making the Band product, O-Town, but they're more interesting to listen to. With a gangsta stance that'll fool none of the millions who watched the show, Da Band -- anchored by Ness's Scarface-reminiscent and Fred's Scooby Doo-meets-Trick Daddy rap styles -- shine on several tracks, including the Harlem Shake–able "Bad Boy This, Bad Boy That" and the Wyclef-produced "Do You Know," which borrows its hook from Diana Ross's Mahogany theme and spotlights the rude-boy rhymes of Dylan. Thug rapstress Babs and the group's lone singer, Sara, do their thing on the hard-hittin' "Hold Me Down" and the R&B-flavored "Go Steady," respectively. And last, but certainly not least, lovable troublemaker Chopper gets a solo turn to spit his Cash Money–esque rhymes over the droning percussive beat of "Chopped Up." The group's only misstep is on the silly, overtly sexual "Tonight." Overall, Da Band show enough talent to make Diddy proud. Not only are they Too Hot for T.V. -- soon they'll be burning up the airwaves as well.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/30/2003
Label: Bad Boy
UPC: 0602498607701
catalogNumber: 11180
Rank: 92175

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Da Band   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Mary Brown   Vocals
Tony Dofat   Keyboards,Multi Instruments
Stevie J.   Multi Instruments
Harve Pierre   Strings,Multi Instruments
Emery Dobyns   Vocals
Nisan   Multi Instruments
D Nat   Keyboards

Technical Credits

S. Barnes   Composer
Mary Brown   Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Producer
Tony Dofat   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Producer
Rich Keller   Engineer
Michael Masser   Composer
Craig Brockman   Producer
R. Davies   Composer
Wyclef Jean   Producer
Sean "Puffy" Combs   Producer,Executive Producer
Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie   Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Producer
Stevie J.   Producer
Poke   Producer
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis   Producer
Harve Pierre   Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Producer
Alexis Seton   Engineer
Emery Dobyns   Engineer
Curtis Smith   Contributor
D Nat   Programming,Producer
Alexander "Spanador" Mosley   Producer
Steven Jordan   Composer
Rodney Hill   Composer

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