Making their fourth album wasn’t such a simple task. As a group, 112 went through what they collectively call “a massive ordeal.” They were dealing with Bad Boy which wasn’t giving them their just due. “We’ve been the only artists on that label to consistently sell records, from ’96 to our last, which was released in 2001,” 112’s Q Parker tells Vibe.com. “We didn’t feel the priority there anymore.” So they picked up and left to become free agents. They met with every label head possible, looking for the deal that would offer the creative control that a self-contained group like 112 clearly deserved. “At the end of the day,” says Q, “Def Jam presented us with the better deal.” And just like that, they found a new home and began taking advantage of what Def Jam made available.
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