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