View Full Version : Redman Speaks Jay-Z, New Album, Method Man And More!

02-08-2007, 09:20 PM
Redman and Method Man became household names with a run in movies and TV in the last five years, meanwhile Redman has been steadily crafting over the past five years since his last album, Malpractice, was released. He has been touring with Rock the Bells, creating a crew and working on his new album. Now he's back, ready to drop Red Gone Wild in March, saying " March, man. It's dropping in March and believe me, when the album drops, I'm gonna keep dropping ish, I got a whole crew I've been working on the last three years and we've been building up material. The game has been in shambles, ya know? "

After his last album, he said the rebuilding process was difficult because everyone who was with him at Def Jam before, was now gone.

"I got new staff, new people, new bosses and between that time of people being gone and getting fired from the label, within that three years, there's been a lot of twisting and turning. You know the label wasn't stable, you come out with an album, they give you half a video, then you're back to the drawing board, who wants that? So the real question is, not why did it take so long but why did it take so long for the label to get their stuff together? As you can see, with artists that are on there now, on Def Jam, and what they're going through now for artists that dropped albums this year. You can see what's going on. Ya'll ain't stupid. You see what kind of promotion my man Meth is getting, and Ghostface, you see what's going on, ya'll are not crazy."

While Ghostface dropped two albums in 2006, Redman will also drop two in 2007. Red Gone Wild in March and Muddy Water 2 in November, he said adding, "I felt that March was the right time, Jay done dropped, the Def Jam hype would slow down, and they would need somebody to hold the label up and that'd be me... I ain't playing no games."

While he avoids questions about leaving Def Jam for the indie route and ones about Jay-Z running/ruining the label, he does speak on behalf of his man, Meth.

"I'm really pissed about my man Meth and what his album is doing. He's not getting the right promotion, but you know, that's the name of the game. And you know, I can sit here and say 'yeah, Jay ain't doing his job', but I ain't dropped my album yet for me to say that. But once I get out there on that road, and once my album is out, I'm not going to sit around and depend on Jay. He know it, I know it, and the label know it. They know I'm self-sufficient. You will never hear me in an interview saying 'F*** Jay, he ain't do the man right'. Jay is his own man and I'm my own man, I feel I'm just as big as that nigga. So maybe I can get in there, hit the road and tell him what to do."

As for the crew he's been building, Gillahouse is a crew that consists of some familiar faces; Saukrates out of Canada, Icarus, Ready Rock, E3, and a singer named Melanie. The final member, Runt Dog, is in prison at the moment. Redman says he doesn't consider there to be any special guests on the album, but Snoop, Method Man and Nate Dogg all show up for the album with production from Eminem, Timbaland, Scott Storch, Erick Sermon, Buckwild and Red himself.

As for Def Squad, he says there is a Keith Murray album finished and on it's way, adding that, "hopefully we can get in here with a Def Squad album, probably in the middle of next year." He also says he will also be working on a new Blackout album with Meth next year. As for other projects he said, "How High 2, definitely. Matter of fact, when we do the How High 2, we're going to promote the Blackout 2 as the soundtrack to the movie, that will be great. As far as acting I'll do it if they ask... We learned from our mistakes, we're not sellouts. We're out here, we're back in the hip-hop game and we're trying to get everyone circling on the Red and Meth thing like it used to be. We want to get our smokers back"

Finally, he gives his opinion on the state of music today, "I love it. It's just making us work harder that's all. I'm not complaining about down South, I love down South. I'm glad that they got their shine and doing what they want to do. And I put it like this, if ya'll are tired of the down South movement, put out some stuff that'll make a change, shut it down. Everything that goes up, must come down. Everybody knows that. Down South ain't going to reign forever, just like east coast couldn't reign forever, just like west coast couldn't reign forever...I only say that because I know the talk in the streets and when you're talking how you feel about hip-hop and where it's going. That question is really about what do you think about the new artists in the game that's evolving hip-hop and the new artists is mostly down south cats and I think its great"

Source: HipHopDX.com

02-08-2007, 10:06 PM
Damn, Red Been Of My Favorite Mc's Since Muddy Waters,
But Im Kinda Put Off By His Choice Of Producers(timbaland?
Wack. Storch? Wack. Em? Fucking Horrible!) And Guests. Nate
Dogg And Snoop? Come On Red, For Real. Im Really Looking
Forward To Muddy Waters 2, But Red Gone Wild Will Tell
Me What To Expect From It.

11th Chamber
02-08-2007, 10:17 PM
^^^since when are Timbaland and Scott Storch shitty producers? Em isnt half bad either

02-08-2007, 11:46 PM
Timbaland is going to give Red his first single...It will be effective.

02-09-2007, 12:07 AM
Timbaland is wack? you're crazy. He's the best producer on that list by far

02-09-2007, 02:20 AM
Yes.. The Smokers. Back.. Hopefully I Have Bitches. By Then.. I Would Smoke My Blunt. Listening To Redman.. Method Man.. >> All Red's Albums. > How High In The Making.. > Black Out 2 . Crazy As An M C .. That Feels Great 4 Me.. > Different Beats. Different Times. > I Have To Make A Demo. > Redman Knows What He Is Talking About.; > He Is Saying Mouser. > It Only Gets Better. >

02-09-2007, 03:43 AM
Damn, Red is gonna be a busy dude in the years to come wit all that shit hes talkin about.

02-09-2007, 09:39 AM
I hope Red drops some ill shit. He's been away for a minute and some ill shit is what the game needs

drippie k
02-09-2007, 02:29 PM
i just hope it doesnt sound like most of malpractice...timbaland is an awesome producer...look at what he did for nelly furtado and justin timberlake

shit, muddy waters 2? everyones droppin sequals nowadays, but it should be great, its redman afterall
plus how high 2 AND blackout 2, got damn

dudes right man, they gotta bring back the smokers

Edgar Erebus
02-09-2007, 03:52 PM
^^^since when are Timbaland and Scott Storch shitty producers? Em isnt half bad either

They are good producers for 50, Snoop, Jay and such cats, but not for Red, he should have something more raw.

But that's the way it is. Every album nowadays has same producers.

02-10-2007, 06:41 AM
No album for ages then two in one year? Sweet :thumbup:
Il just hope their both dope

02-10-2007, 03:28 PM
Timbaland and Scott Storch shouldn't be producing beats for Redman because their beats are corny. Redman needs hard beats to rhyme on like his first 3 albums. I agree with the dude who said Redman shouldn't have Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg on his new album. Why is everybody collaborating with Snoop Dogg's bitch ass? He isn't a tight rapper. I'm not expecting much from Red Gone Wild. I bet it will be a mediocore album like Doc's Da Name and Malpractice. I'm also not expecting much from Muddy Waters 2 and Blackout 2 albums if they ever come out. Not another sequel to How High movie hahahahahahahahahahaha. I didn't like the first How High movie. If Redman was smart, he would leave Def Jam after Red Gone Wild is released. Fuck Def Jam. Method Man and Ghostface need to leave Def Jam too. Def Jam has fucked over too many artists. Look at how the label treated The Cru, Foxy Brown, Cormega, Onyx, WC, Slick Rick. The label even forced Keith Murray to make his music corny for his last album and LL Cool J's last 3 albums have been corny. LL has made Def Jam a lot of money since he's the only artist left on the label that started out with Def Jam and he's getting treated like shit by the label. Why would Redman wait until next year for another Def Squad album? Him, Keith, Erick should've did another Def Squad album years ago after El Nino album. I'm not expecting much from Keith Murray's next album. His last 2 albums were shitty. Most of the underground rappers from back in the 90's that's still around today has made shitty music because they're trying to keep up with the new shitty rappers and that's so sad because the veteran rappers shouldn't be trying to make their music sound like the shitty rappers today. Ghostface is probably the only rapper from back in the day that's signed with a major label that's not trying to make his music mainstream to sell records even though he did 2 radio love songs Back Like That and Never Be The Same Again and a corny radio song Tush with Missy Elliott.