THROW BACK VIDEO: MAKE IT HOT BY NICOLE (FEATURING MISSY ELLIOTT & MOCHA) Make It Hot is the 1998 debut album by R&B singer Nicole. The album was released in August 1998 through Missy Elliott‘s Elektra-distributed vanity label, The Goldmind. The album was produced by Missy Elliott and Timbaland. Some editions of the release credit Nicole as Nicole Ray,[3] an artist name she only used here and on her single “I Can’t See”. Advertisements