Redman - Muddy Waters by VOFO.
by Rapjoint Lagos
Muddy Waters is the third studio album from American rapper Redman, released December 10, 1996 on Def Jam Recordings. The album debuted at number 12 on the US Billboard 200. The album was also certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for exceeding shipments of 500,000 copies on February 12, 1997. It featured two of his Billboard's hit singles: "Whateva Man" and "It's Like That (My Big Brother)". The song "Do What You Feel" appeared on the soundtrack to the video game Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories.
Redman is considered top 5 MCs by some rappers including Eminem who listed him first on his song ‘Til I Collapse” where he states “Reggie, Jay-Z, Tupac, and Biggie, Andre from OutKast, Jada, Kurupt, Nas and then me.”
Reginald Noble (born April 17, 1970), better known by his stage name Redman, is an American rapper, DJ, record producer, and actor. He rose to fame in the early 1990s as an artist on the Def Jam label.
He is well known for his collaborations with his close friend Method Man, as one-half of the rap duo Method Man & Redman, including their starring roles in films and sitcoms. He was also a member of the Def Squad in the late 1990s.
In 1987, Redman was expelled from Montclair State University his freshman year due to poor academic performance at age 16. Having no other options, Redman then went back home to live with his mother, Darlene Noble, who eventually kicked him out of her house for selling cocaine. Two years later, at age 18, Redman was a young DJ-MC who went by the name "DJ Kut-Killa". He freestyled over funk and hip hop instrumental tracks on vinyl records in various parks and house parties around New York and New Jersey.
Redman was eventually discovered by Erick Sermon of EPMD while he was a DJ for Lords of the Underground.
He was a member of the infamous Hit Squad (made up of EPMD, Das EFX, Redman, K-Solo, and the Knuckleheadz) during the early 1990s.
After moving in with Erick Sermon, Redman went out on tour with EPMD. While on tour with the group he did everything from carrying the group's bags to coming out on stage and doing rap freestyles. In 1990 at an EPMD show in New York, Redman was invited onstage by Erick Sermon where he delivered a rap freestyle that changed his life. He freestyled a song describing himself as a rapper using every letter in the alphabet, from A to Z.
No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro" Redman 2:17
2. "Iz He 4 Real" Erick Sermon, Redman 1:36
3. "Rock Da Spot" Erick Sermon, Sugarless 4:11
4. "Welcome (Interlude)" Erick Sermon 2:06
5. "Case Closed" (featuring Xross-Breed) Rockwilder 2:58
6. "Pick It Up" Erick Sermon 4:11
7. "N.I.N. (Skit)" Redman 0:57
8. "Smoke Buddah" Redman 2:35
9. "Whateva Man" (featuring Erick Sermon) Erick Sermon 3:08
10. "Chicken Head Convention (Skit)" Redman 1:17
11. "On Fire" Erick Sermon 3:50
12. "Do What Ya Feel" (featuring Method Man) Pras, Jerry "Te-Bass" Duplessis 4:15
13. "The Stick Up (Skit)" Redman 0:55
14. "Creepin'" Redman 4:00
15. "It's Like That (My Big Brother)" (featuring K-Solo) Redman 2:55
16. "Da Bump" Erick Sermon 4:11
17. "Uncle Quilly (Skit)" Redman 1:00
18. "Yesh Yesh Ya'll" Erick Sermon 4:13
19. "What U Lookin' 4" Rockwilder, Redman (co-producer) 4:07
20. "Soopaman Luva 3 Interview (Skit)" Redman 0:55
21. "Soopaman Luva 3" Erick Sermon, Redman 4:12
22. "Rollin'" Erick Sermon 4:09
23. "Da Ill Out" (featuring Keith Murray and Jamal) Erick Sermon 3:36