The band release 'Park III' in the US this week...

112, the first male group singed to SEAN ‘PUFFY’ COMBS’ BAD BOY record label, return to the limelight next week, with the US release of their third album, the appropriately titled ‘PARK III’.

The group, best known in the UK for their appearance on the Biggie Smalls tribute single ‘I’ll Be Missing You’ and their debut hit, ‘Only You’, are currently enjoying renewed Stateside success, despite their boss’ current legal woes.

The album’s first single release,’It’s Over Now’, has already topped US urban charts and bodes well for the album, which is a toughened departure from their previous ‘sweet boy’ material. The group are said to be “conscious” that they need to toughen up their image in the face of competition from fellow R&B harmony groups Jagged Edge, Next and up-and-coming group Transition.

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