Brings the Heat, Vol. 1

Brings the Heat, Vol. 1

by Wendy Williams

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Overview

Brings the Heat, Vol. 1

Radio personality Wendy Williams extends her reach into the CD market with Brings the Heat, Vol. 1, a mixtape-style various-artists compilation hosted by herself. She doesn't interject into the 18-track album often, which will disappoint fans, who will likely take as much interest in Williams as they will in the music showcased. If there's not much talk radio here, though, there is plenty of music, most of it performed by major-label talent and most of it exclusive to this compilation. There are a number of previously released tracks, namely Marques Houston's "Naked," Beenie Man's "Good Woe," Dwele's "Money Don't Mean a Thing," and Brooke Valentine's "Playa," all of them high points here. And Williams does get a song for herself, a Mario Winans collaboration (albeit a very brief talk radio-style cameo). Of primary interest, however, are the exclusive inclusions, especially Amerie's "Man Up!" (featuring a substantial contribution from Nas), Jaheim's "Everytime" (featuring a less substantial Jadakiss contribution), and Guerilla Black's "Say What." A good percentage of the exclusive tracks could be tagged as filler, though -- promotional showcases for momentarily out-of-the-spotlight artists like M.O.P. and Black Rob. Belying its title, Brings the Heat offers a good balance of rap and R&B, usually within a given song, and should appeal to the ladies as well as the fellas. Williams could have interjected herself into this mix more often and with more charisma, which would have made for a more unique and interesting listening experience, but her first CD release is a good listen nonetheless, like top-shelf urban radio circa 2005 without all the commercials.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/28/2005
Label: Virgin Records Us
UPC: 0724356013520
catalogNumber: 60135

Tracks

  1. Wendy Williams Intro
  2. Man Up!@@Amerie featuring Nas
  3. Everytime@@Jaheim featuring Jadakiss
  4. Streets on Fire@@Juelz Santana and Jim Jones feat. Product GNB
  5. Hood Princess@@Deemi featuring Styles P
  6. Naked@@Marques Houston
  7. Skit (Wendy's Theme)
  8. Stand Up@@Mario Winans featuring Wendy Williams
  9. Good Woe@@Beenie Man
  10. Warrior@@Black Rob
  11. Whoa @@M.O.P.
  12. I'm A Boss@@Young Geezy, Bleu Davinci and Baby D
  13. Playa @@Brooke Valentine featuring Jermaine Dupri
  14. Tough Love@@Renegade Fox featuring Prodigy
  15. Money Don't Mean A Thing@@Dwele
  16. Baby Mama Love@@N2U featuring Jermaine Dupri
  17. Say What @@Guerilla Black featuring Hot Dollar
  18. Wendy Williams Outro (Goodbye)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wendy Williams   Primary Artist
Alfonzo Hunter   Vocals
DeSabata Robinson   Guitar
Durrell Babbs   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Jonathan Burke   Engineer
Tony Dofat   Producer,Engineer
Jermaine Dupri   Composer,Producer,Vocal Producer
Brian Frye   Engineer
Marques Houston   Executive Producer
Bill Klatt   Engineer
Marley Marl   Remixing
J.C. Phillips   Composer
Patrick Roberts   Executive Producer
Chris Stokes   Executive Producer
Mario Winans   Producer
Moses Davis   Composer
Glen Marchese   Engineer
Bryce Wilson   Producer
Carlos "6 July" Broady   Composer,Producer
Todd Fairall   Engineer
Jim Caruana   Engineer
Josh Butler   Engineer
Patrick Moxey   Executive Producer
Henley Regisford   Executive Producer
Dave Russell   Engineer
S. Thomas   Composer
Kevin Haywood   Engineer
Ketrina Askew   Executive Producer
S.K. Russell   Composer
Clyde McKenzie   Executive Producer
R. Harrell   Composer
John Horesco   Engineer
A.K. Hunter   Composer
Bink   Producer
L. James   Composer
Bryan-Michael Cox   Composer,Producer
Cordell "Scatta" Burrell   Producer
Everton "Eva" Burrell   Producer
Buchannans   Producer
Pete "Volcano" Farmer   Executive Producer
Leon Gray   Composer
Jimmy "Henchmen" Rosemond   Executive Producer
Brooke Valentine   Composer
Kevin Hunter   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer
Deja (The Great)   Vocal Producer
J.L. Jenkins   Composer
Christyles   Producer
Ronald "Ron E." Estill   Producer
Maad Funk   Producer
Trev Hollywood   Engineer
Wendy "The Mouth That Roars" Hunter   Executive Producer
Chris "Tek" O'Ryan   Engineer
Underdogs   Producer
Charles Williamson   Composer

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