Off the Hook

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The success of the Now series of compilations, which have responded to the decline of singles by providing radio fans with collections of near-contemporary hits, naturally has inspired imitators, and this album is one of them. Released by Sony, it is in fact a joint venture with Universal, EMI, and Zomba, and the only distinction between it and a Now disc is the more limited range of musical styles: Off the Hook is an R&B/hip-hop album. Among its 20 tracks, clocking in at over 79 minutes, are 13 songs that were still lodged in the Billboard Hot 100 and/or the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart on the day of release, although the selections date back as ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The success of the Now series of compilations, which have responded to the decline of singles by providing radio fans with collections of near-contemporary hits, naturally has inspired imitators, and this album is one of them. Released by Sony, it is in fact a joint venture with Universal, EMI, and Zomba, and the only distinction between it and a Now disc is the more limited range of musical styles: Off the Hook is an R&B/hip-hop album. Among its 20 tracks, clocking in at over 79 minutes, are 13 songs that were still lodged in the Billboard Hot 100 and/or the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart on the day of release, although the selections date back as far as early 2001, the oldest tune being India.Arie's "Video." Only a few of these numbers were really big hits -- J-Lo featuring Ja Rule's "I'm Real" presented here in the "Murder Remix" was a number one pop hit, while Mr. Cheeks' "Lights, Camera, Action" topped the R&B charts and Aaliyah's "More than a Woman," Mystikal's "Bouncin' Back Bumpin' Me Against the Wall," Glenn Lewis' "Don't You Forget It," KeKe Wyatt featuring Avant's "Nothing in This World," and Petey Pablo's "Raise Up" heard here in the "All Cities Remix" made the R&B Top Ten. The rest, except for the non-charting "City High Anthem" by City High, placed lower in the charts, although such major stars as Jermaine Dupri, Jagged Edge, and Janet Jackson are included. The music ranges from hard-edged rap from which the curse words have been surgically removed in the peculiar Swiss-cheese process known as the "clean edit" to creamy love ballads, giving a good sense of the sound of contemporary R&B, circa 2001-2002. Listening to Off the Hook is like hearing nearly 80 minutes' worth of an urban radio station without the commercials.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/21/2002
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 696998659124
  • Catalog Number: 86591
  • Sales rank: 252,634

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Welcome to Atlanta (3:16)
  2. 2 Uh Huh - B2K (3:43)
  3. 3 I Got It 2 - Jagged Edge (3:20)
  4. 4 Take Ya Home (3:57)
  5. 5 More Than a Woman (3:48)
  6. 6 Bouncin' Back (Bumpin' Me Against the Wall) - Mystikal (4:17)
  7. 7 Let's Stay Home Tonight - Joe (3:25)
  8. 8 I'm Real (4:17)
  9. 9 One Mic (4:28)
  10. 10 Don't You Forget It (4:10)
  11. 11 Someone to Love You - Ruff Endz (4:21)
  12. 12 Nothing in This World - Keke Wyatt (4:06)
  13. 13 City High Anthem - City High (3:51)
  14. 14 Video - India.Arie (4:06)
  15. 15 Wish I Didn't Miss You (3:58)
  16. 16 Son of a Gun - Jagged Edge (4:09)
  17. 17 Lapdance - N.E.R.D. (3:30)
  18. 18 Lights, Camera, Action - Mr. Cheeks (4:20)
  19. 19 Raise Up (3:58)
  20. 20 Feels Good (Don't Worry Bout a Thing) - 3LW (4:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Naughty by Nature Track Performer
Aaliyah Track Performer
Nas Track Performer
Jermaine Dupri Track Performer
Angie Stone Track Performer
Mystikal Track Performer
Off the Hook Track Performer
Ja Rule Track Performer
Ruff Endz Track Performer
Bow Wow Track Performer
Ludacris Track Performer
City High Track Performer
Petey Pablo Track Performer
Keke Wyatt Track Performer
Glenn Lewis Track Performer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    this CD is awesome*!

    This is my favorite CD cuz it has the best songs that really are off da hook*! LOL but anywayz it's a really good CD*!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    To me, this cd is good, but it could be a little better.

    This cd has some good songs: Welcome To Atlanta, Uh Huh, More Than A Woman, Bouncin' Back, the I'm Real Remix, Video, Wish I Didn't Miss You, Son of A Gun, Lapdance, Raise Up, and Feels Good. But they didn't but in hits such as Nelly's #1 and Ja Rule's Always On Time. This CD is good, but some of the songs weren't popular. I hope that they make an Off the Hook 2 and that it has Hot In Herre, Without Me, Happy, Addictive, Black Suits Comin', I'm Gonna Be Alright and other hits.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great mix of rap and r&b!!!!!

    this cd is so kewl. i listen t o it everyday!!!!!! i love it so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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