Simultaneously Hip-Hop royalty and court jester, mainstream hitmaker and underground phenom, Redman is one of the most universally respected emcees ever to pick up a microphone. Introduced by legendary duo EPMD, Red’s outsized personality, surgically precise flow, and twisted lyrical approach made an immediate impact on rap. The Brick City native’s ability to occupy several worlds at once without sacrificing his personality or standards gained him instant respect from his peers (See Q-Tip on “Midnight,” Biggie on “It’s All About The Benjamins”), and fans alike.
After 20 years in the game, several gold and platinum releases, too many memorable verses to list, and at least one classic album to his name, The Funk Doctor Spock is still working, and plans to drop the sequel to his seminal album Muddy Waters in 2013. Now is as good a time as any to refresh your memory or familiarize yourself with the catalog of an all-time great. This is The Primer: Redman.