Twenty years ago, Diddy introduced a hot new R&B act with the vocal ability to dominate rhythm and blues while simultaneously complimenting hip hop. The group consisted of Quinnes Parker, Michael Keith, Marvin “Slim” Scandrick and Daron Jones also known as 112. The group’s first single “Only You” featuring the late great Biggie Smalls was the perfect introduction to solidify the groups ascension into R&B royalty and they followed up with hit after hit for years to come. Now after six years of touring, 112 has a brand new album titled, “Q Mike Slim Daron”. The heavily anticipated album is being celebrated with a 112 Takeover week in the group’s hometown of Atlanta, GA.
112 Takeover week kicks off Monday, October 23rd with a press conference at South Atlanta high school where all four members will be honored with the Phoenix award at their alma mater in a room of invited media and school and city officials. Tuesday, October 24th has the guys hosting a private listening session for music tastemakers and colleagues to hear the new project. On Thursday morning, 112 will host an exclusive Magic Master Class focused on music with the students at South Atlanta high school. That evening will serve as a fan celebration of the new project with a cover and album release party sponsored by the City of Atlanta’s office of film and entertainment and rolling out magazine at Club Alibi. Friday, October 25th marks the official physical and digital album release, making the new album available worldwide. The takeover week culminates in a city wide community fair and concert which is free and open to the public. Besides vendor booths, family friendly activities and food trucks, there will be free concert with popular local acts with a close-out performance by 112. United Health Care is a major partner for the community fest. The week ends on Sunday with a celebratory brunch and soul session later that night at Opium.
“It’s a blessing to be able to come back after almost twelve years to fans that are excited to hear new music. This new album is a more personal look into our lives and of course 112 started in southwest Atlanta so we thought what better way to kick this off than with the community that supported us,” Daron says. “We are looking forward to sharing this new album with home first and then of course connecting with fans across the country,” Slim explains.
“Q Mike Slim Daron” is the first release for the group after an eleven-year hiatus but all four members have had the opportunity to work on personal projects and endeavors over the past years. “I think that’s what makes this so special coming back after we’ve all done our own thing and had different levels of success but, we all realize that the true magic is with the four of us together,” Q says.