Toni Braxton releases ‘The Heat’ featuring ‘He Wasn’t Man Enough’ and ‘Spanish Guitar’ (2000)

Toni Braxton’s ‘The Heat’ feat. “He Wasn’t Man Enough” is her third studio album released on April 25, 2000 by Laface.

Track Listing : 1.He Wasn’T Man Enough (Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins Iii, Lashawn Daniels, Harvey Mason, Jr.) – 04:21 . 2.The Heat (Keri Lewis, Toni Braxton) – 03:30 . 3.Spanish Guitar (Diane Warren) – 04:47 . 4.Just Be A Man About It (Toni Braxton, Johntá Austin, Teddy Bishop, Bryan-Michael Cox) – 04:50 . 5.Gimme Some (Phalon Alexander, Toni Braxton, Babyface, Lisa Lopes) – 04:03 . 6.I’M Still Breathing (Diane Warren) – 04:15 . 7.Fairy Tale (Marc Harris, Tommy Sims, Babyface) – 04:22 . 8.The Art Of Love (Toni Braxton, Keri Lewis) – 03:47 . 9.Speaking In Tongues (Toni Braxton) – 03:46 . 10.Maybe (Toni Braxton, Keith Crouch, Samuel Gause, Mechalie Jamison, John Smith) – 03:08 . 11.You’Ve Been Wrong (Toni Braxton, Brian Casey, Brandon Casey, Teddy Bishop, Kevin Hicks, Thom Bell, Linda Creed) – 03:45 . 12.Never Just For A Ring (Daryl Simmons, Toni Braxton, Pure Soul) – 04:01

Daniela Federici

Chris Robinson

Musicians : Toni Braxton – Vocals, Keyboards . Lisa Left Eye Lopes – Rap On (5) . Teddy Bishop – Instrumentation, Keyboards, Programming . Dorian Soul Dog Daniels – Keyboards, Bass . Lashawn Daniels – Vocal . Dr. Dre – Additional Vocals . Nathan East – Bass . Ray Edwards – Keyboards . Rodney Darkchild Jerkins – Instrumentation . Greg Phillinganes – Piano . John Smith – Guitar . Scott Storch – Keyboards, Programming . Trina Braxton – Backing Vocals . Deborah Killings – Backing Vocals

Bille Woodruff

Production : Produced By Toni Braxton, Keri Lewis, Babyface, Daryl Simmons, Rodney Jerkins, Bryan-Michael Cox, David Foster, Keith Crouch, Teddy Bishop, Jazze Pha, Kevin Hicks . Toni Braxton, Fred Jerkins Iii, Rodney Darkchild Jerkins, Keith Crouch, Keri Lewis . Harvey Mason, Jr. – Engineer . Herb Powers Jr. – Mastering . Claude Swifty Achille – Engineer

Arrangements : Toni Braxton, Fred Jerkins Iii, Rodney Darkchild Jerkins, Keith Crouch, Keri Lewis

Package : Eric Berg – Stylist . Marie Davis – Hair Stylist . Daniela Federici asterisques RVM – Photography . Carla Harrison – Hair Stylist . Jay Manuel – Make-Up . Jeffrey Schulz – Design

Video Director(s) : Bille Woodruff asterisques RVM for “He Wasn’t Man Enough,” “Just Be a Man About It” and “Spanish Guitar” . Chris Robinson asterisques RVM for “Maybe”

Recorded 1999–2000.

Released On April 25, 2000 By Laface.


Consequently, what we have is somewhat of a mixed bag. At times Braxton uses derivative material to aim for the urban market, but is then constrained by her seemingly unshakeable attachment to the ‘big ballad’. However, despite being largely formulaic The Heat offers some moments of quality. […]

Apart from the sensual “The Art Of Love” and funky “Gimmie Some” the rest of the album is pretty average, standard R&B music without revelations, however the four highlights make it worth a few listens. […]

From her suggestive cover photo to frank songs soliciting sex, Braxton’s phoenix-like return to the charts is all but bankrupt. This talented star of Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast has a sultry knack for conveying romantic agony, but here she seems about to explode from repressed erotic intensity. Better turn down The Heat. […]


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