Redman (rapper)


Redman (rapper)

Infobox musical artist
Name = Redman


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Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Reginald "Reggie" Noble
Alias = Doc, Funk Doctor Spock, Red Doc
Born = birth date and age|1970|4|17 Newark, New Jersey, United States
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Genre = Hip hop
Occupation = Rapper, actor
Years_active = 1990-present
Label = Def Jam, Gilla House
Associated_acts = Method Man, Def Squad, EPMD Mobb Deep, Nas
URL = [http://www.defjam.com/site/artist_home.php?artist_id=192 Redman's Official Site]
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Reginald "Reggie" Noble (born April 17 1970), better known by his stage name Redman, is an American rapper and actor. He came to fame in the early 1990s as an artist on the Def Jam label. He is also well known for his collaborations with Method Man, including their starring roles in films and sitcoms.

Biography

Music career

Redman was born in Newark, New Jersey. Newark is also known as Brick City New Jersey, where he lived in Waterside Gardens and attended Brick High. In 1992 Redman released his debut album, "Whut? Thee Album", which "Allmusic" noted for blending "reggae and funk influences" with a "terse, though fluid rap style".Wynn, Ron. [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:kpfpxqt5ldhe~T1 Redman Biography] . "Allmusic". Accessed June 2 2007.] The album peaked at number forty-nine on the "Billboard 200" and was certified gold. He was named "Rap Artist of the Year" by "The Source". Redman followed up with his 1994 album, "Dare Iz a Darkside". The first single, "Rockafella," samples Leon Haywood's "I Want'a Do Something Freaky to You" and George Clinton's "Flashlight," two of the most sampled songs in hip hop. [Touré (February 9 1995). [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/redman/albums/album/318896/review/5943594/dare_iz_a_dark_side Album Review: Dare Iz A Dark Side] . "Rolling Stone". Accessed June 2 2007.]

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 hitting 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 Niño", and also has formed a close partnership with labelmate Method Man (of the Wu-Tang Clan) with whom he released the 1999 album "Blackout!".

Redman had his best-known international hit with Christina Aguilera, when he was featured on her 2002 single "Dirrty". Around this time he was also featured on a popular remix of Pink's track "Get This Party Started". Since the release of Malpractice, he has kept his fans happy by independently releasing the "Ill At Will" mixtapes, which feature various members of his Gilla House crew, including Saukrates and Icarus. Other members under Redman's Gilla House imprint include Ready Roc, E3, Young Heat, and Melanie. Under his birthname, Reggie Noble, Redman has done production for himself, many of his crew members, and even Shaquille O'Neal on his 'Shaq-Fu: Da Return' album.

In March 2007, Redman released "Red Gone Wild". He says that the reason for the long wait to drop the album is because of the fast-changing pace of Hip Hop on his MySpace interview. [ [http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=2026629915 Vidéos MySpaceTV : Redman Blog Check on myspace.com/hiphop par A Place For Hip Hop ] ]

Other media

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 survive at Harvard. Redman also stated at a recent concert (at the Showbox in Seattle) that he and Method Man are working on How High 2, a sequel to the first movie. Redman also played a major role in the horror film "Seed of Chucky". He has been very selective of what movie roles he takes and wants to play starring roles with other notable actors. [ [http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=2026629915 Vidéos MySpaceTV : Redman Blog Check on myspace.com/hiphop par A Place For Hip Hop ] ] Method Man and Redman also appear in "Def Jam Vendetta", ' and ' video games, often as tag team partners, and briefly had their own television sitcom, "Method & Red", on Fox during the 2003–2004 season.In the music video for The Offspring's single Original Prankster, Redman plays the part of the "Original Prankster".

Redman also features on the video game "". He provides the voice of himself in a mini-game where he tries to escape New York during a riot. This character also has a cameo in the main storyline.

In the U.K, Redman was featured in an "MTV Cribs" special on MTV and TMF. The special was titled "Crap Cribs".

In 2004, Redman again co-starred with Method Man in the Nickelodeon cartoon, "The Fairly OddParents" in "", rapping several songs.

In August 2007, Redman played a show at the Showbox in Seattle, WA on very short notice after MF Doom canceled his concert. Redman flew from San Francisco, CA after the concert promoters contacted him. In November 2007, Redman performed at the 20th annual "High Times" Cannabis Cup. [ [http://www.cannabiscup.com/ht/cancup/content.php?bid=251&aid=9 Redman is headed for the Comedy Cup!] ]

Redman boarded his Dog "Daddy" with Cesar Millan who is featured often on the Dog Whisperer as one of Cesar's "Pack" helping to rehabilitate other dogs. He signed Daddy over to Cesar as he felt it would be too complicated to return Daddy to him due to his age and bond with Cesar.

Discography

olo albums

*1992: "Whut? Thee Album" "(Gold)"
*1994: "Dare Iz a Darkside" "(Gold)"
*1996: "Muddy Waters" "(Gold)"
*1998: "Doc's da Name 2000" "(Platinum)"
*2001: "Malpractice" "(Gold)"
*2007: "Red Gone Wild"

Appearances

* 1990: EPMD - "Business As Usual"
* 1992: EPMD - "Business Never Personal"
* 1993: Erick Sermon - "No Pressure"
* 1993: Jodeci - "Diary of a Mad Band"
* 1994: MC Eiht - "We Come Strapped"
* 1994: Boyz II Men - "Vibin' 12"
* 1994: Artifacts - "Between a Rock and a Hard Place"
* 1994: Shaquille O'Neal - ""
* 1994: Keith Murray - "The Most Beautifullest Thing in This World"
* 1995: Jamal - "Last Chance, No Breaks"
* 1995: Erick Sermon - "Double or Nothing"
* 1995: Funkmaster Flex - "The Mix Tape, Vol. 1"
* 1996: 2Pac - "All Eyez On Me"
* 1996: Busta Rhymes - "The Coming"
* 1996: DJ Honda - "DJ Honda"
* 1996: Keith Murray - "Enigma"
* 1997: Frankie Cutlass - "Politics & Bullshit"
* 1997: Funkmaster Flex - "The Mix Tape, Vol. 2"
* 1997: KRS-One - "I Got Next"
* 1997: Lost Boyz - "Love, Peace & Nappiness"
* 1997: LL Cool J - "Phenomenon"
* 1997: EPMD - "Back in Business"
* 1997: Luniz - "Lunitik Muzik"
* 1998: Das EFX - "Generation EFX"
* 1998: Montell Jordan - "Let's Ride"
* 1998: Eightball - "Lost"
* 1998: Beverley Knight - "Prodigal Sista"
* 1998: Jayo Felony - "Whatcha Gonna Do?"
* 1998: A Tribe Called Quest - "The Love Movement"
* 1998: Dru Hill - "Enter the Dru"
* 1998: Method Man - ""
* 1999: Keith Murray - "It's A Beautiful Thing"
* 1999: Drunken Master - "Drunkenstyle"
* 1999: Sway & King Tech - "This or That"
* 1999: Missy Elliott - "Da Real World"
* 1999: Lil' Cease - "Wonderful World of Cease A Leo"
* 1999: EPMD - "Out of Business"
* 1999: Puff Daddy - "Forever"
* 1999: Pharoahe Monch - "Internal Affairs"
* 1999: Notorious B.I.G. - "Born Again"
* 1999: Funkmaster Flex & Big Kap - "The Tunnel"
* 2000: D'Angelo - "Voodoo"
* 2000: Ghostface Killah - "Supreme Clientele"
* 2000: Erick Sermon - "Def Squad presents Erick Onasis"
* 2000: Dave Hollister - "One Woman Man 12"
* 2000: Lil' Kim - "The Notorious K.I.M."
* 2000: Beenie Man - "Art and Life"
* 2000: D. Don - "Bonafide: Portrait of a Hustler"
* 2000: De La Soul - ""
* 2000: LL Cool J - "G.O.A.T."
* 2000: Scarface - "Last of a Dying Breed"
* 2000: Limp Bizkit - "Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water"
* 2000: The Offspring - "Conspiracy of One"
* 2000: Wu-Tang Clan - "The W"
* 2000: DJ Clue - "The Professional 2"
* 2000: Eminem - "Off the Wall"
* 2001: Missy Elliott - "Miss E... So Addictive"
* 2001: Sticky Fingaz - ""
* 2001: Sticky Fingaz - "Get It Up 12"
* 2001: Lady Luck - "Come & Get It 12"
* 2001: Sway & King Tech - "Wake Up Show Freestyles, Vol. 4"
* 2001: Erick Sermon - "Music"
* 2001: Pink - "Get The Party Started (Import Single)"
* 2001: Cypress Hill - "Stoned Raiders"
* 2001: Mystikal - "Tarantula"
* 2002: Naughty by Nature - "IIcons"
* 2002: Christina Aguilera - "Stripped"
* 2002: Snoop Dogg - "Paid Tha Cost 2 Be Da Bo$$"
* 2002: Erick Sermon - "React"
* 2003: Keith Murray - "He's Keith Murray"
* 2003: IAM - "Revoir Un Printemps"
* 2003: Obie Trice - "The Set Up (Remix) 12"
* 2003: Wyclef Jean - "The Preacher's Son"
* 2004: Joe Budden - "Fire (Remix) 12"
* 2004: Method Man - ""
* 2004: Erick Sermon - "Chilltown, New York"
* 2004: Nate Dogg - "Nate Dogg
* 2005: Beanie Sigel - "The B. Coming"
* 2005: Sheek Louch - "After Taxes"
* 2006: B.G. - "Play It How It Go"
* 2006: Messcalan - "Gettin' That Guac"
* 2006: Method Man - ""
* 2006: Ghostface Killah - "More Fish"
* 2007: Keith Murray - "Rap-Murr-Phobia"
* 2007: Daz Dillinger - "Gangsta Party"
* 2008: Pete Rock - "NY's Finest"

Other media

Video games

*"NBA 2K1" (Hidden player)
*"Def Jam Vendetta"
*""
*""
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*"NBA 2K6" (24/7 EBC mode), featured as celebrity

Television shows

*"The Wayans Bros" (1998)
*"The Jamie Foxx Show" (2000) Season 4 episode 21 "Jamie in the Middle"
*"Doggy Fizzle Televizzle" (2002) (skit appearance)
*"Chapelle's Show" Season One, in which Redman advertises his own (fictional) brand of toilet cleaning product.
*"Trippin'" (2005)
*"Method & Red"
*"Wild 'N Out" (2007) Season 4
*"Celebrity Rap Superstar" (2007) Mentor

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: "Seed of Chucky"
* 2005: "Hip-Hop Honeys: Las Vegas" (Featuring guest appearances from 50 Cent, Lil’ Jon, Lloyd Banks, Floyd Mayweather, Aaron Hall, DJ Premier, Obie Trice and many more) [ [http://www.amazon.com/Hip-Hop-Honeys-Las-Vegas-Redman/dp/B0009DBY62 "Hip-Hop Honeys: Las Vegas" - amazon.com] ]
* 2006: "Rock the Bells" (2004)
* 2006: "High Times Stony Awards" (co-host) [ [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3_5rq6CsV0 YouTube - HIGH TIMES Stony Awards - Conan O'Brien ] ]

References

External links

* [http://www.defjam.com/site/artist_home.php?artist_id=192 Official Redman Site @ Def Jam Records]
* [http://www.funkdoc.com/ Official Redman website]
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* [http://www.myspace.com/funkdocgilla Redman's MySpace Page]
* [http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=2026629915 Redman's MySpace interview]
* [http://www.scantickets.de/veranstaltungen_detail.php?va_id=mvr08 Method Man vs. Redman - Live in Prague!]


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