Album: Make It Hot
Label: Goldmind/Elektra

"Make It Hot" kicked off Nicole Wray's ill-fated but underrated singing career with guest bars from Missy Elliott and Mocha, Nicole's memorable chorus, and production laced with Timbaland's beatboxing, Latin-sounding keys and the same Mandrill sample that Kanye would nick a few years later to open "Two Words" off his debut album The College Dropout.