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Method Man & Redman
Also known as Meth & Red
Origin Staten Island, New York City
Newark, New Jersey
Genres Hip hop
Years active 1995–present
Labels Def Jam
Associated acts Wu-Tang Clan
Def Squad
Members
Method Man
Redman

Method Man & Redman, also known as Red & Meth, Doc & Meth or Mr. Meth and Funk Doc, Tical & Funk Doc are a hip hop duo, consisting of rap superstars Method Man (of Wu-Tang Clan) and Redman (of Def Squad). The duo, who were both signed to Def Jam records, met in 1993 at an industry party. In november 1994 Def jam released Redman's sophmore album Dare Iz A Dark Side as well as Method Man's Tical (his first album). Both records were advertised through a promotional campain dubbed "month of the man", playing off the similarities they both shared, like their raw east coast styled music and the the constant marijuana references, to name a few. During the promotional tour, the two bonded while traveling through the country in a van to play at various venues. It is during this run that they penned "How High", their very first collaboration that would later end up on the soundtrack of a documentary named "The Show". Many collaborations followed, as they have collaborated on pretty much every one of their respective solo albums. After much anticipation, their full lenght collaborative LP "Blackout" was released in september 1999, with sales of over one million. In 2001, Method Man and Redman starred in the stoner comedy "How High", named after the 1995 hit. A sitcom named Method & Red featured the two rappers as nouveau riches moving in an affluent suburb. It aired on Fox in 2003 but was short lived due to creative differences. A 10 years reunion sequel, Blackout! 2 was released in 2009.

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Blackout!: 1999-2001

They are both signed with the record label Def Jam. In September 1999, they released their first album, Blackout!, which they recorded in early 1999 while on the road as part of the hugely successful Hard Knock Life Tour, and promoted it during the Family Values Tour. In 2001, they starred together in the film How High. They were also on a sitcom together named Method & Red. They have worked together on numerous occasions as contributing artists.

Method Man often gives a shout out to Redman on tracks that do not feature Redman; this usually comes in the form of "What up, Doc!" referring to Redman's alias "Funk Doctor Spock".

Blackout! 2: 2007-2009

On March 27, 2007 Redman confirmed on BET's Rap City: Tha Bassment that the sequel to How High, How High 2, is currently being written.

In an April 10, 2007 Onion AV Club interview [1], Redman hinted that there would be a second collaborative album with Method Man, with work beginning in midsummer or early September.

In early 2008, a remake of the Smoothe da Hustler and Trigger tha Gambler classic Broken Language was released to the internet by the duo entitled Broken Language 2008, fueling rumors of a Blackout! sequel coming soon. This rumor was further fueled by the duo while performing in Gainesville, FL at the University of Florida. A Blackout! 2 LP was scheduled for a December 9, 2008 release but was recently pushed back to the first quarter of '09. With a new release date on May 19, also a sequel to the very popular How High is in the process of being written and is to begin being filmed in the summer of '09. Bun B has confirmed that he will guest star on Blackout! 2 - in April 2009, a single has been released named City Lights, produced by Nasty Kutt [2] Also producers such as Erick Sermon, Rockwilder, Pete Rock and DJ Premier have announced their presence on the album.

The duo is also currently on their Still High tour with Termanalogy, The Alchemist, & Evidence of Dilated Peoples.

Discography

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Albums

Mixtapes

  • 2009: DJ Green Lantern presents: Lights Out
  • 2009: MethNRed.tk presents: Still Blazin!

Other

Redman appearances on Method Man albums

  • 1998: "Big Dogs" from Tical 2000: Judgement Day
  • 2004: "We Some Dogs" from Tical 0: The Prequel
  • 2006: "Walk On" from 4:21... the Day After

Method Man appearances on Redman albums

Appearances together

  • 1995: "How High" from The Show Soundtrack
  • 1995: Yo! MTV Raps (Last Episode Freestyle) (with Craig Mack, Large Pro, & Special Ed)
  • 1996: Funk Flex Freestyle
  • 1996: "Got My Mind Made Up" from 2Pac's All Eyez on Me
  • 1997: "4,3,2,1" from LL Cool J's Phenomenon
  • 1999: "Rap Phenomenon" from The Notorious B.I.G.'s Born Again
  • 1999: "Simon Says (Remix)" from Pharoahe Monch's Internal Affairs
  • 1999: "Redman Freestyle" from Drunken Master's Drunken Style
  • 2000: "2 Tears In A Bucket" with Sheek from Ruff Ryder's Ryde Or Die Vol. 2
  • 2000: "Buck 50" from Ghostface Killah's Supreme Clientele
  • 2000: "Fuhgidabowdit" from LL Cool J's G.O.A.T.
  • 2000: "Get It Up (Remix)" with Sticky Fingaz & Xzibit
  • 2000: "Left & Right" from D'Angelo's Voodoo
  • 2000: "Redbull" from Wu-Tang Clan's The W
  • 2000: "Rollin' (Urban Assault Vehicle)" from Limp Bizkit's Chocolate Starfish...
  • 2000: "Symphony 2000" from the AND1 Vol. 2 Soundtrack
  • 2001: "Dog In Heat" from Missy Elliott's album So Addictive
  • 2001: "Red, Meth & B" from Cypress Hill's Stoned Raiders
  • 2001: "Who You Be" from the Outsidaz's album Bricks
  • 2002: "Get It Started" from Mystikal's album Tarantula
  • 2002: "Good Times (I Get High) Remix" from Styles P's A Gangster and a Gentleman
  • 2002: "Rock & Roll" from Naughty By Nature's IIcons
  • 2003: Brownsugar Freestyle
  • 2003: "I Will Not Lose" from the album Wu-Tang Corp
  • 2003: "Lyrical .44" with Damian Marley
  • 2003: "Noble Art" with IAM
  • 2003: "Pack Em Up" from the album Wu-Tang Corp
  • 2004: "The Fairly Oddparents: School's out the musical" as the rapping voices of Head Pixie and Sanderson respectively.
  • 2004: "Freestyle pt. 1" from Sway & King Tech's Wake Up Show Freestyles vol. 8
  • 2004: "Freestyle pt. 2" from Sway & King Tech's Wake Up Show Freestyles vol. 8
  • 2006: "Funk Doc & Mef Tical" from the album "From Oakland to Shaolin"
  • 2007: "Wait A Minute" from The Soundscannerz album entitled The Resume
  • 2008: "Broken Language 2008"
  • 2008: "Self Construction"
  • Unknown: Buddha Brotherz Freestyle

References


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