Back on the front-line where he belongs after a six year break with RED GONE WILD - THEE ALBUM, chronic Def Jam Recordings core artist Redman will return to the stage for a 17-city headlining tour of the Midwest and West Coast. The 3-week trip opens September 17th in Ann Arbor at the Blind Pig, and concludes at Cane’s in San Diego on October 10th. (Please see complete tour dates below.)
RED GONE WILD - THEE ALBUM (released March 27th) features productions by Timbaland, Scott Storch, Eminem, and Rockwilder; and special appearances by Red’s cousin Method Man (of the Wu-Tang Clan), Erick Sermon and Keith Murray (with whom Redman performs in the group Def Squad), Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, and Biz Markie.
“On the album,” Redman told BlackVibes.com, “I talk about the do’s and don’ts, girls, blunts, loving your mama, and asking God for what you want to receive. I tell people to watch out for the snakes, too, and about how to do your business while keeping it street.”
Entertainment Weekly questioned whether Redman “might need to win his way onto listeners’ radar all over again with his first new album since 2001” – a span of time that saw him win success and worldwide recognition in major feature films, network and cable television in the U.S. and U.K., video games, cartoons, and of course mix tapes. The magazine then decided, “he’s in fine form, spitting a stream of mischievously witty quotables (‘My watch ain’t for showin’ time/ It’s for show ’n’ tell’) over grimy old school samples. Here’s hoping this vet stays back in action.”
RED GONE WILD - THEE ALBUM is the long-awaited follow-up to Redman’s last album, the RIAA gold Malpractice (released May 2001), featuring the singles “Let's Get Dirty (I Can’t Get in Da Club),” “Smash Sumthin’,” and “Diggy Doc.” That same year, Redman joined Method Man for one of the all-time great stoner comedy movies How High (which led to his co-hosting the High Times “Stony Awards” last year), and writer-director Lawrence Page’s Statistic: The Movie. In 2002, Christina Aguilera enlisted Redman to join her on one of his biggest career moves, the worldwide #1 single “Dirrty,” subsequently nominated for a Grammy and three MTV VMAs.
Over the next few years, Redman (Reggie Noble) – the pride of Newark – kept busy on a number of high-profile projects, starting on tv with “Stung,” which he co-hosted with Method Man, which evolved into their FOX sitcom together, “Method & Red.” Redman was a video game character (“True Crime: New York City”), appeared in an episode of the British version of MTV’s “Cribs,” and was a rapping voice-over in two episodes of Nickelodeon’s animated series “The Fairly OddParents” (entitled “School's Out: The Musical”).
Last year, Redman jumped into the mixtape ring with Volume 2 of the Ill At Will series, entitled BC4: Straight Outta Lo-Cash, presented by his Gilla House crew and featuring Red’s collaborators Govmattic, Saukrates, Icarus, and Melanie. One track, “Da Banger,” featured Jay-Z and R Kelly in the mix.
Over the past decade and a half, Redman has also worked across the spectrum with such names as 2Pac, Canibus, Cypress Hill, De La Soul, D'Angelo, Gorillaz, Dru Hill, Jodeci, Beverley Knight, KRS-One, LL Cool J, Me'shell Ndegeocello, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Offspring, Scarface, A Tribe Called Quest, Conway Twitty, and Wyclef Jean. To name a few!
REDMAN ON TOUR
Date City Venue
Sept. 17 Ann Arbor, MI Blind Pig
18 Traverse City, MI Streeters Entertainment Center
19 Chicago, IL The Abbey
20 Bloomington, IN Bluebird Nightclub
21 Madison, WI Barrymore Theater
24 Omaha, NE Slowdown
26 Boulder, CO Fox Theater
27 Denver, CO Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
28 Aspen, CO Belly Up
29 Park City, UT Harry O’s
30 Reno, NV Stoney’s
Oct. 2 Seattle, WA Neumo’s
3 Bellingham, WA The Nightlight
5 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
7 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
8 W. Hollywood, CA House of Blues
10 San Diego, CA Cane's