Hot (Beatnuts song)

Hot (Beatnuts song)

Infobox Single
Name = Hot

Artist = The Beatnuts
from Album = Milk Me
B-side =
Released = July 29, 2004
Format = 12-inch single, Vinyl, CD
Recorded =
Genre = East Coast hip hop
Length = 3:24
Label = Penalty Recordings
Writer = Lester Fernandez, Jerry Tineo, Gregory Mays, Darryl McDaniels, Joseph Simmons, Lawrence "Larry" Smith
Producer = The Beatnuts
Certification =
Chronology = The Beatnuts singles
Last single = "Ya Betta Believe It"
This single = "Hot"
Next single = "Find Us"

"Hot" is the first single from "Milk Me", a 2004 album by East Coast hip hop group The Beatnuts. It was released by Penalty Recordings as a 12 inch and CD single without any b-sides or additional tracks.cite web|last|first=|url=|title=Beatnuts "H" music albums for sale||date=|accessdate=2008-07-12] The song is produced by The Beatnuts and features raps by Juju and Psycho Les, as well as ad libs sung by Greg Nice. The song's lyrics are braggadocios, hard-hitting and aggressive. The song's beat is characterized by a fast pounding horn loop and matching drums sampled from "Rock Box" by Run-D.M.C.. The song also features live instrumentation provided by guitarist Eric Krasno and keyboardist Neal Evans.

Although "Hot" failed to chart, it received positive critical attention: Jason Birchmeier of Allmusic and Tom Doggett of consider it a "standout song".cite web|last=Birchmeier|first=Jason|url =|title=Milk Me Review|work=Allmusic|date=|accessdate=2008-07-12] cite web|last = Doggett|first = Tom| url =|title=Milk Me Review||date=2004-08-24|accessdate=2008-07-12] Robert DeGracia of describes why the track stands out: quote| ["Hot" is] a catchy Part Two to "Turn it Up" that serves as another 'Nuts and Greg Nice collabo; fully composed with their famed horns and staccato kicks, the track translates typical Beatnut trapeze and trampoline circus sounds into instant beat wizardry.cite web|last=DeGracia|first=Robert|url=|title=Milk Me Review||date=2004-09-01|accessdate=2008-07-12]

The popularity of "Hot" earned it a spot on the 2005 soundtrack for the film "King's Ransom". In 2004, a exclusive remix of "Hot" was released in 7" format.cite web|last|first=|url=|title="Hot (Remix) / Whose to Blame"||date=|accessdate=2008-07-12]

ingle track list

US 12" vinyl


# "Hot (Radio Edit)"
# "Hot (Original Version)"


# "Hot (Instrumental)"
# "Hot (Acapella)"

UK 12" vinyl


# "Hot (Original Mix")
# "Hot (A Capella Mix)"


# "Hot (Radio Version)"
# "Hot (Instrumental)"


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