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Redman Biography

After Erick Sermon of the seminal group EPMD spotted Redman freestyling in a New York club, Sermon added him to the Hit Squad crew of aspiring MCs (along with K-Solo, Sermon's EPMD, Das EFX and Keith Murray). Redman made his rapping debut on the EPMD songs "Hardcore" and "Brothers on my Jock" off their third album ''Business as Usual'' (Def Jam 1990). Redman's 1992 Def Jam debut Whut? Thee Album broke into the US Top 50 and achieved gold status in the United States. Prominent hip-hop magazine The Source subsequently named Redman the 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 braggadocios 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 label mate 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, Eminem, Gorillaz, D'Angelo, Me'shell Ndegeocello, 2Pac, Jodeci, Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Tribe Called Quest, KRS One, IAM and Christina Aguilera. Redman arguably had his best-known international mainstream hit with Aguilera, when he featured on her 2002 single "Dirrty".

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The Latest Redman News

Redman And Method Man To Reunite For New Projects

21st March 2014

Redman is reuniting with frequent collaborator Method Man for another joint album and a sequel to stoner comedy How High.The...

Gza Convinces Method Man And Redman To Go Vegetarian

19th October 2012

Hip-hop stars Method Man and Redman have given up meat and turned vegetarian after years of teasing from their rap...

Rock The Bells 2012: Festival Announces Wiz Khalifa, Ice Cube, Rza

16th May 2012

The touring hip-hop festival Rock the Bells has announced its line-up, revealing that Bone Thugs-n-harmony, Wiz Khalifa and Ice Cube...

Redman Sold Weed To Ratner's Mum In Rap Video

28th October 2011

Moviemaker Brett Ratner had to cast his mother as a weed-buying "white ho" in a Redman video at the start...

Redman Busted For Pot Use In Norway

8th December 2010

Rapper REDMAN encountered a little legal trouble during his recent tour stop in Norway after he was arrested for smoking...

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Redman Footage Film / Movie Reviews

Seed of Chucky 2004, Review by James Brundage

Just when you thought puppets couldn't kill and screw any more than they did in...

Seed of Chucky 2004, Review by James Brundage

Just when you thought puppets couldn't kill and screw any more than they did in...

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How High 2001, Review by

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How High 2001, Review by Annette Cardwell

The good old American pot comedy genre has no truly good movies within its category,...

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