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Tag Archives: Redman
Redman, Redman Presents…Reggie Def Jam “Some rappers say they had it/ I feel I’m getting started,” argues Redman on his seventh album, Reggie. To prove his point, the Brick City veteran abandons the distinctive funk beats of his earlier classics … Continue reading
Do I like Method Man & Redman? Sure, although I’m not one of those critics who thought Blackout! 2 was the bee’s knees. Am I interested in Snoop Dogg? Not so much, although I thought “Sensual Seduction” was pretty groovy. … Continue reading
It’s the rap team-up of the summer: Ghostface Killah, Method Man & Redman on the “Footprint of Hip Hop” tour! Actually, all three artists were on Rock the Bells last year; this time Raekwon’s absent (since he’s prepping for the … Continue reading
Ten years after their classic first outing, Meth & Red have recorded a sequel to Blackout! Due on May 19 via Def Jam, Blackout! 2 features the usual suspects. However, unlike so many would-be “sequels” to classic material (including Raekwon’s … Continue reading
Method Man & Redman will soon hit the road and reprise the tag-team dynamics that dazzled crowds during Rock the Bells this summer. Boston rapper Termanology and Alchemist & Evidence (who just formed a new supergroup called the Step Brothers) … Continue reading
Redman is finally going to promote his first album in over five years, Red Gone Wild. Overlooked by some and praised by others, the album was a fine return to form for the Funk Doc from Brick City. But kids who go to see him won’t care about that. They’ll want to hear the hits, and he has plenty of them, from "How High" and "Da Rockwilder" to "Time 4 Sum Aksion" and "Blow Ya Mind."
Redman can hold down a stage by himself, but he’ll be taking two fledging acts along with him. Akir, a political-minded MC who has earned plaudits for his 2006 debut Legacy. Released on Immortal Technique’s Viper Records in 2006, Babygrande reissued Legacy last July. Then there’s Kidz in the Hall, a duo featuring Naledge and Double-O. Favorites of the Okayplayer.com crowd, they issued School is My Hustle via Major League Entertainment/Rawkus last fall.
So get to the venue early to see Akir and Kidz in the Hall, and be prepared to scream "Fuck You!" from Red’s "I’ll Bee That" at the top of your lungs. The tour dates are below.
When cats began blogging about a new Redman album and posting its amazing cover art, I was skeptical. After all, I’ve seen a lot of release dates come and go since the New Jersey rap icon dropped the middling Malpractice in 2001. Was this truly the return of Reggie Noble, I wondered? Or was Red Gone Wild turning into one of those classic "lost" albums like the RZA’s The Cure and Dr. Dre’s Detox?
It looks like the rumors are true. (Which isn’t always the case with bloggers…y’all know who you are.) Next month, Redman will make his long-awaited return with Redman Gone Wild…Thee Album. It’s scheduled to hit stores on March 27, and illegal download sites several days beforehand. A lead single produced by Timbaland, "Put It Down," is already percolating on urban radio.