Part III

Part III

Bob and quickly signed by Puff Daddy, who was hitting his commercial stride. 112's self-titled debut album was a smash, went platinum on the strength of three big singles, and led to multiple world tours. The follow-up wasn't as much of a hit, but 112 took a few years off and came back hard on Part III: arguably its best full-length to date. Diddy plays the background and lets the fellas really do their thing, while the only feature comes from Twista on the Midwestern-ish "Don't Hate Me." Throughout, the production is spot-on: a near-perfect blend of hyper-slick love jams and hip-hop–inspired joints (especially on "112 Intro," which mixes Biggie and The Beastie Boys, plus the Mobb Deep–influenced "It's Over Now"). Other standouts include the lead single "Peaches and Cream" and the R. Kelly–produced breakup joint "Do What You Gotta Do."

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