A Red Gone Wild Weekend…

I decided to rock out all weekend with one of my favorite albums of 2007. For me, Redman’s ‘Red Gone Wild’ recalls the days of rolling up my trees in White Owl cigars and enjoying some ice cold Olde Gold. These were the early days of the Rudolph Giuliani administration and until we had been arrested for puffing els in the park one night I hadn’t realized that the fun loving weed smoking lifestyle was over. I didn’t feel like I needed to own a Maybach to relate to my favorite rappers either. It was always about the flow for rappers back then. That’s all I really care about now, but some people will argue that how a rapper dresses and walks makes him the nicest. Nah mayne, give me a nigga that’s sick with the pen any day over a dude that wears a name buckle and doesn’t write down his verses. To tell you the truth, most niggas shouldn’t be writing down their shit since it isn’t even worth the paper it will be printed on.

So leading up to the KanYe West album release of ‘Graduation’ I decided to bump all the albums that I have enjoyed the most so far this year. Let’s start with ‘Red Gone Wild’. Redman hasn’t had a studio album in about six years and his rhyme flow hasn’t been diminished during his absence. Redman loves to rhyme. He loves to insert anecdotes, pop culture references and punchlines wherever he can drop them. Redman is one of the emcees who can show us that he is having fun when he rhymes. Most rappers are too busy faking their thug style to smile. From his first album Redman’s persona of stoner rabble rouser has been balanced by a rhyme style that focuses on slick wordplay and pinpoint precision. ‘Red Gone Wild’ is more of a continuation of the ‘Doc’s The Name’ – ‘Muddy Waters’ character then the Redman who released the ‘Malpractice’ CD. I can allow Redman a lackluster, unfocused effort because his catalog is so original. ‘Dare Iz A Darkside’ should both be on your GOAT 50 list and and ‘Whut Thee’ should be in your top 20. I’m just happy that someone that has been to the top of the mountain as far as touring and acclaim still loves to be an emcee.

How many other rappers have been in this game for over a decade and still genuinely love to rock the mic? I have the feeling that Redman would do this shit for free and I also have the feeling that is essentially what is happening with his deal at Def Jam. There’s virtually no way to recoup album production costs without placing several ringtone songs on your CD. The classic boom bap has been replaced with the newer blip beep and the only people that seem to be able to produce this kiddie brain rap weren’t making tracks for Redman. How the hell does one of Hip-Hop’s best albums languish around the retailers with only about 150K sold? That’s why I am still bumping this CD. There is fire for days on this joint if you are into listening to rappers that can really rhyme, but since this is a new day in rap music, maybe not so much.

From ‘Fire’ all the way to ‘Suicide’(no Sean Kingston) there is classic Redman and Def Squad all over this CD. Okay, I could have done without so much Gilla House entries, but it still doesn’t undermine the listening pleasure of the album. My favorite track is ‘Wutchoogonnado’ for the Bob James sample and Redman’s spit. “Walk In Gutta’ reunites the Def Squad and ‘Hold Dis Blaow!’ is more classic Redman goodness. I almost want to go roll up a blunt and listen to this album again. Except there’s no smoking allowed here in my mom’s basement. If you stole ‘Red Gone Wild’ back in February you should support real Hip-Hop and Redman’s weed habit by going to Target and picking up a real copy with liner notes and shit. Listen, one hundred and fifty thousand white dudes can’t all be wrong?

  • http://rockthedub.blogspot.com khal

    i pulled dare iz a darkside out of my basement the other day. red man is that nigga. seriously, willy h., i feel you on this.

  • boner jams 03

    redman is one of the illest ever…

  • langyi

    agree

  • ddubbzz

    Man…I jus tooke red gone wild out the cd deck…been in there for a couple of months. Real talk about that album Billy….from start to finish i just let that joint ride. FOR THAT PAPA/ I’M OFFENDING NEIGHBOORS/ RUNNING MY LABEL OUT OF AN OLD WINNEBAGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Incilin

    Red is a one of a kind MC. You would think that after 6 years on hiatus and more than a decade in the game Red would show some rust/wear and tear. And yet, he continues to prevail. I kinda want him and Meth to make a Blackout pt II, either one can sell records on their own maybe together they can make something happen. And even if they don’t sell maybe that’ll be enough albums for them to opt out of their Def Jam deal rather than get dropped from the label that once considered them their flagship artists.

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    Red and Meth both do their live sets like they are trying to rap forever. Red crowd surfs and Meth jumps around like a fuckin teenager. Good shit my dudes.

  • B Mo Careful

    I totally feel you on this Bill!!!! I’ve been a hip hop fan for the longest and a Redman fan 4 life, and this CD was just what the Funk Doctor prescribed!!!! Just like someone said last week, this is one of the fewest Cd’s out that you can bump from start to finish. It’s just a shame that good hip hop like this goes to waste record sales wise, while music by these “RINGTONE ARTIST” fill the airwaves!!!! Shout out to Redman and Bill, maybe next we might get a Def Squad album!!!! My fingers are crossed!!!

  • http://myhangover.wordpress.com/ Big Homie

    Co signs this post. Red Gone Wild is by far one of the dopest albums that came out this year. Red is a true Hip Hop emcee. Fuck album sales…he does it because he loves it which is why he music has not went downhill over the years. Its just a shame that many over look his work.

  • ur-highness

    I VERY RARELY POST ANYTHING UP HERE(ONLY IF ITS WORTH IT) AND TRUST ME I BOUGHT REDMAN’S ALBUM(RED GONE WILD) WHEN IT FIRST CAME OUT AND IT IS STILL ONE OF THE HOTTEST ALBUMS OUT THIS YEAR(BESIDES BONE THUGS STRENGTH AND LOYALTY)…NUFF SAID, IM NOT GOIN INTO DETAIL BOUT IT CUZ IF U HAVENT LISTENED TO IT YET THEN YALL ARE STUCK TO THAT BUBBLE GUM FLOW…SO GO AHEAD AND CHEW ON CUZ IM SUPPORTIN REAL HIP HOP!!!

  • these posts are racist

    Red and Meth are two of the three best live rappers…the other being Taleb Queli.

  • DirtDoggy

    Yo, I agree with this shit, not too many dudes give a fuck about the flow and love of it, only consern is the cream and a fake ass image designed by a couple homosexuals.

    I remember when mutherfuckers would just be chillin with 5-6 of their boys smokin euwies all damn day drinkin vodca and OJ in a 5 hour freestyle cypher just for shits and giggles.

    It reminds me of going to a professional sporting event and dudes are sucking their fucking thumb on the field/court, seriously have you been to a game recently ? And then once playoffs start the games are 1000 times better, shouldn’t they play that hard all season ? fuck kid, players are loosin they heart once they get that bread, that’s why NCAA is the shit those little young bastards still got heart, just like the rapper on the corrner who is unknown.

  • http://www.myspace.com/sinistahmoneybagz Sinistah aka Sir Smoketh Bong aka El Puff Green aka Sour-Deisel Sin aka I Turn Booths To Blunts Cause I Burn Ish Down!!!

    Jer-z Up, Jer-z Out!!!!

    you already know i got dat Redman shit on shotgun passenger……. hey, he was da first artist’s whose album i stole…yeah i stole “Whut Thee Album” from WoolWorths fuck it, they shouldn’t have neva let me hear “Headbanger” and play “Time 4 Sum Akshun” video like 20 times a day when the Jukebox Network was poppin….

  • Were Read 2 Def

    I read a WHILE back dat Red & Meth were gonna do dat Blackout! 2 right after they do da How High sequel. Who knows when datll b, but Ill b waitin. I mean shit, Blackout! was my 2nd favorite album, right behind Wu-Tang Forever. Blackout! = real hip hop. Naw-mean.

  • http://www.sungmusic.blogspot.com sooch

    Gilla House Check is nice. “it’s the principality of it like big worm”, “i ain’t lyin’ cause my eyes stay redder than iodine”, “ringin’ by doorbell is rubbin’ two wires together”…

    ELASTIC FLOWS. His “words prac-tic-lee GERONIMO! off the disc!”

    This kid is sick…Although Red Gone Wild isn’t his best work, I could listen to it acappella.

  • SCARTOWN

    Walk in Gutta in one of the best tracks this year IMO.Red,Sermon and Keith(especially)kill it!Shoulda been a single.Your right about Red being one of the nicest consistent emcee’s in the game,since Time 4 sum Akshun until now Red’s been in the CD deck.Good post.

  • John Brown

    So what you are saying is that RED’s album is better than the Joell and the Sean P album? Hmm…I dunno to me its a coin flip, more like depends on the mood I am in that day…

  • cee dat

    I went out and bought this cd and “Waitin To Inhale” on the same day. Waitin to Inhale is still in rotation. I’ll give this one another chance

  • http://www.myglobaloutlet.com Severe

    billy mustve got paid to post this..
    ill give yall the benefit of doubt and listen to it again, start to finish. i honestly never really gave it a chance. wasnt impressed by what i heard tho…

  • Jabby

    Church on this whole post but unfortunately just like Cube these young thundercats think thats the dude from the bride of Chuckie or some shit sad but true. Dare is was the 1st cd I ever owned get high and take a listen shit sound like it just came out.

  • http://www.akirathedon.,com Ak Donovan

    I gotta agree with everything you said Dr X, and I gotta say I loved this post – joyous, from the heart El Oh Vee Ee for this stuff we do.

    But!

    That “all about the flow” thing – Lil Wayne is so all about the flow. Hence why I like him. Now I wish dude would talk about something other than the money Baby’s sitting on, the drugs he never sold, and the guns he never shot as much as anyone else, but you can’t front on that ole kid’s flow. It is WET.

    Pause.

    @!

  • Whitey McCracker

    This truely is one of the best albums of the year. It seriously brought me back to muddy water’s when I was bumping the shit outta it in highschool. I have been bumping his Ill at will mixtapes for a few, but the album is fire!! Also the cat can still put on a show better than anyone, ‘cept maybe Meth, and even that’s a tie!

  • ThingAlec

    I 120% agree with you Billy. I’ve been bumpin’ Red Gone Wild since I bought 2(!) copies in March. If anything this could be Red’s 2nd best album, in my opinion. However, you are right about the many Gilla House MC spots. I replaced Get ‘Em with that “Furture Thugs” track he did with Ghostface awhile ago and I got rid of that boring Gilla House Check track and replaced it with “Smash Something” which was probably the high point for Malpractice.

  • http://myspace/atrimer Autumn

    I fucking love RED!! he is on my top 3 mc’s of all time and i love all his cd’s dare iz a darkside is one of my fave albums actually. i love it!! keep speaking on redman!

  • Ghost Deini

    “LOL Says:

    REDMAN IS A PUNCHLINE RAPPER. THATS ALL.”

    Shut the fuck up. You don’t know Hip-Hop if you’re gonna say Red’s a punchline rapper. Redman is true MC. Who’s your favorite rapper?? Let me guess, Lil Wayne?

    P.S.
    I’m sick of everybody sayin lil wayne is the best ever. Wayne has a NICE ASS FLOW. But he ain’t sayin nothing. Sure he’s the hottest rapper right now, but the south got the light right now. He’s got AVERAGE lyrics, SOMETIMES they are good, but that nasty flow he got makes him seems better than he is. So if you think wayne is the best rapper ever, don’t post on here because you obviously don’t know hip-hop, therefore you have nothing to contribute to this site.

  • b-ease

    There’ no question that all Dare is a Darkside, Muddy Waters, and Whut are all classics. And Docs the name is pure dopeness all the way thru.

    But, sadly, Red Gone Wild, is about 4 years to late, and sounds it. The production is crisp and trunk rattling enough and Redman’s delivery is as on point as ever. But lyrically, the punchlines are now more like soft jabs, and the hooks on a lot of the joins are so godawful (Freestyle sticks out) that they lower the quality of alot of the songs that were actually halfway decent.

  • Incilin

    Billy,

    “Red and Meth both do their live sets like they are trying to rap forever. Red crowd surfs and Meth jumps around like a fuckin teenager. Good shit my dudes.”

    Fuck that, Meth crowd surfs OD. When I was at a Wu show and Red came outa nowhere to do Rockwilder at the end they was both jumping in and out of the crowd. But Meth took it to another level when he went into the center of the crowd, (somehow) found a way to stand up straight, and threw up the Wu sign, stood there for like 5 full seconds before falling back down and getting back on stage. That moment remains the greatest concert moment I’ve ever witnessed. Shit was fuckin crazy.

  • b-ease

    ThingAlec Says:

    August 13th, 2007 at 2:50 pm
    I 120% agree with you Billy. I’ve been bumpin’ Red Gone Wild since I bought 2(!) copies in March. If anything this could be Red’s 2nd best album, in my opinion.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Seriously, have you honestly heard Red’s first four albums? Cause I dont know where you’re coming up with this. Even a Redman fan has to admit that this isnt in his top 3.

    I can see somebody saying its better than Malpractice, but what else????

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  • bizzle

    lol you’re an idiot..redman a puchline rapper? Eat shit! you must be a mims fan. I’m sick of these causual hip hop fans that think they know something. Joell ortiz is straight ass…he’s just another new age garbage rapper with mediocore skills. He does not have what it takes to bring nyc back sorry. None of these new cats could hold cl smooth’s mic back in ’92 and they want to talk this best rapper alive and king bullshit. and this im a hustla not a rapper. then stop making shitty music and hustle if thats what you do. Learn how to rap first dummies…

  • Doc Bloc

    Red Gone Wild really does sound like a lost Redman album. You don’t hear that kind of hip-hop album anymore (lyrics or production wise), and that’s really why I appreciate it even more every time I listen to it.

    Also, Muddy Waters one of the GOAT slept on albums.

  • boner jams 03

    skyzoo is the future…

  • Hip Hop since 79′/ Raised under Reagan

    Bought two copies the day it came out and have it on my MP3 player and laptop and listen to it weekly. This album is amazing, production and lyrics are insane.

  • KLETEWOOD

    Question????
    When Eminem raps on the ‘Eminem Show’ with his song “Til I collapse” featuring NATE Dog
    Eminem says,

    I got a list here’s the order of my list that it’s in.
    It goes, Reggie, Jay-Z, Tupac and Biggie, Andre from Outcast, Jada, Kurupt, Nas and then me.

    Is Eminem talking about Redman being # 1 for his list of the 10 best rappers ever? I know REdman is a great rapper…don’t get me wrong. But, to have Eminem think your the best rapper ever…thats something to brag about.

    I wanted someone to clarify my thoughts on this!!!!!

  • lukee lefty

    in terms of rap the only thing i’ve been listening too is Prodigy’s “Return of the Mac” and Tapemaster Inc’s “American Gangster” with Jay-z…..but because of your recommendation ill check out Red’s album. Other than that hiphop sucks.

  • therealwayno

    “The classic boom bap has been replaced with the newer blip beep”

    ^^^^ Who in their right mind would choose “blip bleep” over “boom bap?”

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    LOL,
    You owe my threads an assignment if you want to come through here. Since you lover completed your last assignment for you here is your revised homework. Submit a definition for the word ‘nettlesome’.

  • KING BLAIR

    RED done fell off that joint was ok not fire on to other things my TOP 5 SINCE 2000

    1.BLUEPRINT : the towers couldn’t stop this album

    2.TRAP MUSIK : the blueprint for post 2000 southern street rap

    3.SPEAKERBOX/LOVE BELOW : genious and unfocused at the same time but still brilliant

    4.DELIVERANCE : best album ever by a white mc ever, this is bubba’s and timbo version of doggystyle. Bubba needs those timbo beats now

    5.BE -TIE- COLLEGE DROPOUT : good music period

  • Incilin

    #
    KLETEWOOD Says:

    August 13th, 2007 at 5:24 pm

    Question????
    When Eminem raps on the ‘Eminem Show’ with his song “Til I collapse” featuring NATE Dog
    Eminem says,

    I got a list here’s the order of my list that it’s in.
    It goes, Reggie, Jay-Z, Tupac and Biggie, Andre from Outcast, Jada, Kurupt, Nas and then me.

    Is Eminem talking about Redman being # 1 for his list of the 10 best rappers ever? I know REdman is a great rapper…don’t get me wrong. But, to have Eminem think your the best rapper ever…thats something to brag about.

    I wanted someone to clarify my thoughts on this!!!!!
    ^^^

    I think Em just said that because his name fit into the rhyme well and that Red aint get enough props to begin with. But to clarify; when Em won the grammy later that year for “The Eminem Show” he didn’t give a speech but rather read a list of his favorite rappers. As far as I recall Em didn’t mention Red. Plus he mentioned a lot of rappers didn’t mention in Till I Collapse, notably guys like LL Cool J, Big Daddy Kane, RUN DMC, and of course one of his biggest influences Rakim. In fact when Em hosted BET Top 25 he had “Follow The Leader” as #1. That verse can’t be taken too seriously since he aint mention a lot of other guys he obviously likes.

  • LOL

    net·tle·some (nĕt’l-səm)
    adj.

    Causing irritation or distress; vexatious.

    SHAME UR KNOWLEDGE OF THE DICTIONARY DOESNT MATCH UR KNOWLEDGE OF MUSIC IN GENERAL.

    CONSIDERING REDMAN FELL OFF IN 2001. THE ALBUM IS AVERAGE AT BEST WITH FIFTYLEVEN
    UNFUNNY SKITS.

    GETMAD.

    SMH.

    BUT HEY , WHAT DO I EXPECT FROM A DUDE WHO FRONT LIKE NIGGAS WAS IN PROJECT HALLWAYS IN THE BRONX IN THE 70′S ROCKIN OUT TO THE CLASH.

  • LOL

    WHY DONT U WRITE MORE BLOGS ABOUT ‘WHITE APPROVED HIPHOP’ TO BOOST CREDIBILITY.

  • DirtDoggy

    Shit I thought my vocab was up to par.

    1. nettlesome – causing irritation or annoyance; “tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork”; “aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport”; “found it galling to have to ask permission”; “an irritating delay”; “nettlesome paperwork”; “a pesky mosquito”; “swarms of pestering gnats”; “a plaguey newfangled safety catch”; “a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him”; “a vexatious child”; “it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong”

  • DirtDoggy

    1. nettlesome – causing irritation or annoyance; “tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork”; “aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport”; “found it galling to have to ask permission”; “an irritating delay”; “nettlesome paperwork”; “a pesky mosquito”; “swarms of pestering gnats”; “a plaguey newfangled safety catch”; “a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him”; “a vexatious child”; “it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong”

  • http://www.myspace.com/crockerishiphop Crocker

    Reggie Noble is that dude. I wish I had more Redman albums and I probably need to buy more, but Red Gone Wild is better than half the shit that’s gone gold or platinum this year. And FUCK THAT TIP Record, dude sounded unfocused as hell. Holla back children.

    P.S. Don’t hate on white-boy approved hip-hop, one of the top five lyricists of the past 10 years was a cracker. Truth iz a mother fucker.

  • LOL

    YEAH , AND THOSE SAME WHITE KIDS HATE EMINEM NOW CAUSE HE DIDNT TURN WHITE AGAIN LIKE MOST WHITE PERFORMERS DO.

    HE KEPT SIGNING BLACK STREET ARTISTS AND
    WORKING WITH BLACK ARTISTS..

    HE DIDNT DICKRIDE ALTERNATIVE AND ‘WHITE APPROVED’ARTISTS , SO ALL HIS INDIE ROCK FANS WHO FIRST HEARD HIM ON K-ROCK OR WHATEVER ARE LIKE FUCK THAT DUDE HE’S A WIGGER.

  • Purple Hulk

    GET REDMANS DICK OUT YOUR MOUTH, HES NEVER HAD ANYTHING BETTER THEN JUST DECENT, YOU HAVE SOME KINDA MAN CRUSH ON HIM, YOU BRING HIM UP EVERY DAMN BLOG.

  • Adrian

    I KEEP A DIRTY APARTMENT LIKE YEAH!!!!!! Dope album, the Erick Sermon joint is fiiiiire, cant wait to cop the Keith Murray and anything new by E Double, ready to go on a fucken pilgrimage for the next EPMD LP. Gilla!!!!

  • Ghost Deini

    #
    LOL Says:

    August 13th, 2007 at 7:52 pm

    YEAH , AND THOSE SAME WHITE KIDS HATE EMINEM NOW CAUSE HE DIDNT TURN WHITE AGAIN LIKE MOST WHITE PERFORMERS DO.

    HE KEPT SIGNING BLACK STREET ARTISTS AND
    WORKING WITH BLACK ARTISTS..

    HE DIDNT DICKRIDE ALTERNATIVE AND ‘WHITE APPROVED’ARTISTS , SO ALL HIS INDIE ROCK FANS WHO FIRST HEARD HIM ON K-ROCK OR WHATEVER ARE LIKE FUCK THAT DUDE HE’S A WIGGER.

    Are you fuckin kidding me!? You act like eminem stayed hardcore. Last 5 singles were whack as fuckin hell. His new shit is all lil kidish and targeted towards 13yr old white kids. He’s garbage.

    PS Trap Muzik can’t even touch King.

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    LOL.
    I’ma work with you because there’s still hope for you. Peep these two videos from The Clash.
    http://dallaspenn.com/weblog/?p=843

    The reason why Kool Herc and Bambaata fucked with The Clash is because them dudes kept it 100. The Clash was the white niggas that respected Hip-Hop for it’s message and the fact that the roots of Hip-Hop and Punk Rock both share a D.I.Y. ethos embedded within.

    This may end up as pearls before swine and I suppose it won’t be the first time but when you get older LOL and you learn about class/privilege versus race/ethnicity you might be able to recognize the commonality between the genres of punk and hip-hop.

    But please leave all that CULTURE talk at the door. Hip-Hop is an artistic movement. Capitalism is the culture.

  • VLsteve

    wow, billy, praise. you need to leave this wack-ass mag/site. i’m glad that in the era
    of queer loverbuddies, and fag music, there are still people who care about hip hop. praise

  • http://xxlmag.com DARK

    i see as usaul billy sunday has got tha bol cock locked in his mouth u bitch ass house negro.as usaul LOL continues to school his ass.seems like u and ur butt buddy bol r on the virge of breakin up awwwwwwwwww well u can jus go suck some honkys dick den ur just a blog whore.fuckin faggot

  • KQ

    imo red gone wild is redmans second worst album after malpractice. ‘gilla house check’, ‘gimme one’ and ‘walk in gutter’ are dope. he should’ve left the weed carriers off it, would’ve been a much better album. glad he’s dropping ‘muddy waters 2′ in november tho.

  • LOL

    LOOK MAN, THE CLASH DICKRODE BLACK MUSIC. THEY ALSO REMADE A BUNCH OF REGGAE SONGS. IT DONT MEAN PUNK HEADS WAS LISTENIN TO HIPHOP AND VISE VERSA.

    THE SAME THING APPLIES TODAY, SOME ROCK ACTS DICKRIDE HIPHOP TOO.

    THESE WHITE KIDS LISTEN TO “CONCIOUS” HIPHOP YET THEY STILL DROPPIN THE FUCKIN N-BOMB.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvISFK26Cis

    ^ PEEP THAT VID.

    THEY JUST WANNA LOOK COOL.

    MUSIC AND CULTURE AND RACE GO HAND IN HAND. PARTICULAR WITH MINORITIES.

    JUST CAUSE WHITE PPL HAVE NO CULTURE UR TRYINA FRONT LIKE HIPHOP WAS ‘EVERYBODIES’ MUSIC.

    LOOK THROUGHOUT THE HISTORY OF MUSIC . ALL OVER THE WORLD WHERE EVER THERE IS A DENSE BLACK POPULATION GENRES OF MUSIC ARE BORN. EVEN IN EUROPE.

    STOP TRYIN TO REWRITE THE HISTORY OF HIPHOP AND STOP GETTIN HAPPY CAUSE SOME PUNK WHITE KIDS DECIDED TO JUMP ONTO A GENRE OF MUSIC THAT HAD ALREADY BEEN CREATED

  • http://www.rich-arte.blogspot.com Rich Arte

    GOOD POST BX. I can appreciate Red cause even when he went to Hollywood he “aint go Hollywood”. Another banger album from song to song is that Fabolous FROM NOTHIN TO SOMETHIN..copp that.
    I’m glad you actually gave Kanye enough respect to spell his name right. You looked like Bol’s flunky for a minute with that kanghey bullshit. He said it himself, he aint a gangsta but he aint gay either; he’s into fashion.
    Can’t wait to hear:
    OutKast
    Carter 3
    Graduation
    L.O.X.
    If Kanye outsells 50, 50′s gonna retire!!!

  • clarknova

    Hey Billy… 150k is not bad at all considering it’s been 6 years and Def Jam’s marketing department sucks. Many indies would kill to sell that much. Has Red ever gone platinum anyway? Besides Blackout? He’s doing fine I think. Even if he gets dropped from Def Jam, like the Boot Camp boys I think he will always be able to play shows and put out records, and generally make money at this music thing.

  • king equality victorious

    Redman is so underated him and meth made a good team but if you go back and listen he always ripped meth on every track meth had the star power red had the skills shit lil weazy even keep a puchline flow nowadays that shit aint gangsta i gotta give it to him for even trying to bring skills and flow back to the game for the new crop coming up dont forget the redman mix tapes shit are sick to

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    Redman is sick, I had to buy his shit. If you dont know, now you know.
    COP THAT.

    My girlfriend tells me to wash my feet / she say the hair on my chest look like taco meat!-Redman

  • http://xxlmag.com DARK

    man why do yall think honkys only say nigger to other honkys?cause dey know if dey said dat shit to a black man dey wuld get dey fuckin head smashed in,fuckin latinos,crakkers,asains all seemin to think its alright to use dat shit fuckin bullshit.

  • http://www.myspace.com/crockerishiphop Crocker

    Ah Jesus H. Christ, LOL you really gotta make me open my mouth and waste my time. 1st off you corny mother fucker, everything Eminem did to get a fucking buzz, he did on TRENDY hip-hop and rock record labels. Do your homework sweetie, he toured on THE FUCKING VANS WARPED TOUR, which for the uneducated, is a PUNK ROCK TOUR for all the disenfranchised youth across America. Eminem did sell out. He sold himself out by promoting that fake piece of shit Curtis Jackson. Obie Trice is twice the emcee that faggot is and so was Proof. Where was Proof’s deal on Aftermath/Shady? At the end of the day, dude started making corny ass music that wasn’t him homeboy. Hip-hop is about being true to urself and where you came from. I wouldn’t call him a wigger, but I would call him fake. He sold himself out promoting the same bullshit pop records like Smack That, Shake That, Wax That, And whatever other corny records he co-signed. Dude lost his focus. Which what happens to most artists when they get on top sweetie, they fall off. Next time u open ur mouth baby, make sure you have something something intelligent to say. Otherwise, Hurry Up…. Hurry Up And Die.

  • Combat Jack

    ^” ‘Dare Iz A Darkside’ should both be on your GOAT 50 list”

    It actually is. Good post.

  • LOL

    CROCKER YOU DUMB BITCH HOW DID HE SELL OUT?

    HOW IS SMACK THAT , MORE COMMERCIAL THAN ‘HI MY NAME IS’

    HE ALWAYS DID THAT SHIT.

    BUT CRACKERS THOUGHT HE WAS GONNA CONTINUE DOIN WARPED TOUR AND GO BACK TO BEING WHIE AGAIN LIKE MOST WHITE ARTISTS DO WHEN THEY DO BLACK MUSIC.

    HE DIDNT HE FUCKED WITH THE BLACK STREET DUDES.

    THEY GOT MAD NOW THEY ALL SAY HE SUCKS.

    DUDE WAS ALWAYS ON A COMMERCIAL TIP, HE JUST GOT SPINS ON ALT-ROCK STATIONS. AND WHITEBOYS GOT HAPPY.

  • da_KILLER

    REDMAN REDMAN REDMAN !!! BEST OUT THIS YEAR NOONE CANT FUCK WIT FUNK DOKTA IN 07 AND HE COMMIN WITH 2 MORE HITS THIS AND NEXT YEAR!!!KEEP THEM BUDDAHS ROLLIN RED!!

  • The Chancellor

    Co-signs this post. Sunday, what did you eat wheaties this morning? this might the best work. And Redman should be in the hall of fame right alongside sermon and murray and das-efx. Also ill give kudos for the way that you schooled homeboy about the genres belnding. I always make it a point to look for fab 5 freddy in Blondie’s Rapture video when i se it on vh1 classic. Good shit

  • k0nfidence

    CONGRATULATIONS BILLY X. YOU HAVE JUST SUBMITTED YOUR FIRST EVER…MONEY POST!!

    THIS POST WAS MONEY AND I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU.

    this album was fire fa sho tho. best album of 2007 up until sept 18 when chamillionaire finally drops ultimate victory.

  • T.R.E.Y.

    Red’s album is fairly hot, but let’s be honest, the beats on both T.I.’s and UGK’s album’s murk the more dated ish there. yeah, opinions ‘n all that, but i don’t think that’s really debatable.

  • http://www.myspace.com/crockerishiphop Crocker

    It was more commercial cause it was a club banger, he spent all his time criticizing the fuck out of pop artist and he went and became one. It’s never about selling out homeboy, it’s about compromising one’s artistic integrity, which he obviously did, because he became CORNY. Like you, screaming madly over the internet.

  • QUIETSTORM

    Lol at dark calling someone else a homo and dropping “blog whore” in his post

  • Purple Hulk

    TO EVEN SAY ITS A DECENT ALBUM COMPARED TO HIS OTHER ALBUMS, PROVES YOUR A DICKRYDER
    ANY REAL REDMAN FAN KNOWS THE ALBUM WAS TRASH