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Method Man & Redman

Blackout 2

12" LP

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$13.99

Quick Overview

2009 album from the Rap duo. With over 16 years in the business, Redman & Method Man are certifiable Rap superstars with a devoted fan-base that spans the globe. The secret to their longevity as one of Rap's longest lasting duos is due in part to the fact that the two emcees bring fun to Hip Hop. Hardly taking themselves too seriously, Red & Meth have always been about `good times' and carefree humor, as evidenced on their debut album Blackout! (1999) and the follow-up How High Soundtrack (2001). Their comedic personalities allowed them to transition to the big screen in the cult classic film How High (2001) as well as the small screen with the sitcom Method & Red (2004). Online fans are asking when the next Red & Meth album is coming out. Clearly, Hip Hop's counter to guns & gangsterism still has a place in the hearts of fans.

Details

With each having individual obligations all over the place, it took ten years for Method Man and Redman to record a follow-up to 1999's beloved Blackout!, but one listen and you'd think it had only been ten days. Interplay during the intro proves that none of the chemistry is lost, then the slow-grinding "I'm Dope Ni**a" declares that happy and horribly high days are here again, with mentions of Club Nouveau plus "Tango & Cash" putting a date stamp on the duo. Their fine vintage is displayed two tracks later when "Dangerous MCees" spits "Even Herbie Hancock know where to Rockit" over a beat that's identifiably Erick Sermon. It's topped by the Phyllis Hyman loop Pete Rock cuts for the preceding track, "A-Yo," a superior weekend anthem featuring Saukrates from Redman's Gilla House group. With the sound of the South having exploded since the first Blackout!, the hypnotic highlight "City Lights" with guest Bun B plus a UGK sample is identifiable as post-2000. Also of its time is the dreaded Auto-Tune device, which corrects some pitch here and there, although its polish is negated on "I Know Sumptn" by the very Redman lyric "Check my bowel baby/This is the mother load." Mentions of riding jet skis on land and all sorts of other absurdities sit next to innovative viewpoints on sleaze, then "Dis Iz 4 All My Smokers" does the weed song right as the blunt brothers roll over a DJ Scratch track that sounds heavily influenced by RZA. Speaking of Wu-Tang members, Raekwon and Ghostface appear on the key cut "Four Minutes to Lock Down," an intense barrage of Shaolin lyrics that helps anchor an album that's often just a party on wax. The original deserves the top spot, but think of this as the "Godfather Part II" of reckless boom-bap rap and you've got an idea of how well this Blackout! satisfies.

Additional Information

Artist Method Man & Redman
Track Listing 1 BO2 (Intro) - 2:33 2 I'm Dope Ni**a - 4:10 3 A-Yo - 3:43 4 Dangerous MCees - 2:33 5 Errbody Scream - 4:26 6 Hey Zulu - 3:12 7 City Lights - 5:02 8 Father's Day - 2:57 9 Mrs. International (Skit) - :56 10 Mrs. International - 3:38 11 How Bout Dat - 3:58 12 Dis Iz 4 All My Smokers - 4:16 13 Lock Down (Skit) - 1:15 14 Four Minutes to Lock Down - 3:21 15 Neva Herd Dis B 4 - 4:03 16 I Know Sumptn - 3:32 17 A Lil Bit - 4:10

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