Sunday, 20 December 2009


Redman is one of my favorite rappers. From 'Whut? Thee Album' released in 1992, to 'Dare Iz A Darkside' released in 1994 and then 'Muddy Waters' which came out on 1996, these three albums represent a triumvirate of ill funk rap that can't be replicated nor matched in my humble opinion. During this time The Funk Doctor Spock was rolling thick with the Def Squad, rap supergroup consisting of Eric Sermon, Keith Murray & Mally G, who during this period were catching mad amounts of wreck, in the booth, on stage and in the charts.

For me few other rappers do it for me like a young Redman, he's funny, his flows are always original and hard hitting and his rhymes are often intricate, complex and intelligent, pulsating with meaning and references. I think the three aforementioned albums as well as the other work he was putting out during this period serve as testament to Redman's superior rhyming ability. I doubt you'll find another rapper as pioneering or versatile as the Funkadelic Devil himself.

It is true since 'Muddy Waters', Redman has fallen off. But most rappers do. Time and money are usually the main factors contributing to a rappers downfall. Red is no exception.

For a glimpse of Redman in his funky, punchline spitting, hungry, prime please check out the attached mixtape. It is evidence that Redman was one of the best to ever do it and evidence that his style has influenced countless other rappers including Eminem, whose style was undoubtedly heavily influenced by Reggie Noble. Unfortunately Redman has become a parody of himself much in the same way Eminem has. Remember his six years of greatness, I say and ignore the sellout, movie star Redman of the present.

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