Redman

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Redman (born Reggie Noble on April 17 1970 in Newark, New Jersey) is an African American rapper who became popular as an artist on the Def Jam label in the 1990s.

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Biography

Redman made his rapping debut on the EPMD songs "Hardcore" and "Brothers on my Jock", after Erick Sermon of the seminal group spotted him freestyling in a New York club and added him to their Hit Squad crew of aspiring emcees (along with K-Solo among others). Redman's 1992 Def Jam debut Whut? Thee Album broke into the US Top 50, achieved gold status in the United States, and prominent hip-hop magazine The Source subsequently named Redman Rap Artist of the Year for 1993.

Redman's solo career continued throughout the remainder of the decade, with each of his albums selling at least half a million copies. His musical style has remained very consistent, rarely deviating from a combination of Redman's unique braggadocious wit and hard, P-funk-influenced beats. In addition to releasing albums under his own name, he is part of the group Def Squad (along with Keith Murray and Erick Sermon) with whom he released the 1998 album El Nino, and also has formed a close partnership with labelmate Method Man (of the Wu-Tang Clan) with whom he released the 1999 album Blackout!. He has also collaborated extensively, both with hip hop artists and with artists from other genres; the long list of artists and groups he has worked with includes Wyclef Jean, Snoop Dogg, Scarface, The Offspring, Christina Aguilera, D'Angelo, Me'shell Ndegeocello, 2Pac, Jodeci, Cypress Hill, KRS One and IAM.

In 2001 Redman co-starred with Method Man in the stoner comedy film How High, which featured the pair playing two marijuana-addled students attempting to enter Harvard. Method Man and Redman also briefly had their own television sitcom, Method & Red, on Fox during the 2004 - 2005 season.

Redman is scheduled to release a new album on June 14, 2005, titled Red Gone Wild.


Aliases

  • Funk Doc
  • Funk Doctor Spock
  • Doc

Discography

Albums

Singles

  • 1992: "Blow Your Mind"
  • 1993: "Time 4 Sum Aksion"
  • 1993: "Tonight's da Night"
  • 1994: "Rockafella"
  • 1995: "Can't Wait" (US #94)
  • 1995: "How High" (with Method Man) (US #13)
  • 1996: "It's Like That (My Big Brother)" (US #95)
  • 1997: "Pick It Up"
  • 1997: "Whateva Man" (US #42)
  • 1998: "I'll Bee Dat!"
  • 1999: "Da Goodness"
  • 1999: "Let Da Monkey Out"
  • 2001: "Let's Get Dirty (I Can't Get in Da Club)" (US# 97)
  • 2001: "Smash Sumthin'"

Filmography

  • 1999: Colorz of Rage
  • 1999: PIGS
  • 2000: Boricua's Bond
  • 2001: Statistic: The Movie
  • 2001: How High
  • 2002: Stung
  • 2003: Thaddeus Fights the Power!
  • 2004: Method & Red
  • 2004: Seed Of Chucky

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