For some, it doesn’t feel like the holidays until we see our pals John McClain, Kevin McCallister or Ralphie Parker. Episode 3 is our holiday special and its packed with classics from OutKast, Redman, Common, Lord Finesse, Big Pun, Nas, Screwball, The Roots, Mad Skillz, The Beatnuts and L.O.T.U.G., plus new music from The LOX, Snowgoons, Meyhem Lauren and Hus Kingpin & SmooVth. And what’s our show without a little banter? We each discuss/diss our favorite years in hip-hop as well as our guilty pleasures. Stay tuned, you don’t want to miss this show!
Posts Tagged ‘Redman’
Further proof to the theory that Redman never really fell off, just kinda got lost in a weeds.
This randomly rolled (zzzzing) across my timeline today. A quick search shows the song is at least 3 years old and is of somewhat mysterious origin, but as far as latter day Redman/Murray tracks go it’s pretty sweet.
A. I still believe Redman never really fell off. He made some poor choices, but never completely lost whatever ‘it’ he had. He can still rap, and not just in that diminished returns ‘god bless him for still trying’ kind of way that many of his contemporaries plateaued into.
B. I suspect that given proper production, promotion and a bit of luck Redman could have the kind of resurgence Juicy J has been enjoying. I feel like the younger generation would support him too, especially the new New York guys. It’s not really that hard to imagine a good Redman & Action Bronson collaboration for example. Don’t forget that Red was one of the original weed rappers, also one of the first to incorporate psychedelic elements into his music.
props to Employee for the heads up