Platinum-selling, Grammy-winning R&B group 112 —Q, Mike, Slim, and Daron— play with a full deck on their sexy new single, “Dangerous Games,” available via iTunes and across digital music platforms. This soulful, synth-laden single marks the first official release from the group’s highly anticipated album, Q Mike Slim Daron,due later this fall on Entertainment One. Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump.
While 112’s teaser track, ‘Strawberry,” marked the group’s successful foray and reunion into new school production, “Dangerous Games” is a return to the soulful balladry that made 112 one of the most beloved and successful R&B groups of the late ’90’s. Q, Mike, Slim, and Daron skillfully move through the highs and lows of love with allusions to games of chance. Playing with fire is one of the most dangerous of games, but don’t tell that to 112, as they have pure fire on their hands with this sincere and heartfelt jam.
112 has been one of the most successful male vocal groups of the past 20 years, with all five if their albums to date having gone Gold or Platinum. Their 1996 eponymous debut album was certified double Platinum and spawned the hits “Only You” and “Cupid.” 112 toured widely with Puff Daddy & The Family, Keith Sweat, New Edition and, eventually, the likes of Janet Jackson and Whitney Houston. They also appeared on hits by the late Notorious B.I.G., Puff Daddy (his epic “I’ll Be Missing You”, which earned the group a Grammy) and more. More hits followed including “Come See Me”, “Love Me” featuring Mase and “Anywhere,” leading to the double Platinum-selling album Room 112. In 2001, their Part III album spawned the singles “It’s Over Now,” which hit #1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart, and the massive Grammy-nominated hit “Peaches & Cream.” 112 then moved over to Def Jam, where they released 2003’s Hot & Wet. In 2005 they scored the hit “U Already Know,” which led to the release of their Platinum-selling fifth album Pleasure & Pain.
112 is gearing up for a world tour kicking off in the U.K. in September and making their way back to the States for the multi-city U.S. leg in October. Stay tuned for more amazing announcements to come from the iconic group.
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