April 09, 2007 03:59:43 GMT
Not releasing any work in 6 years, Redman suddenly came back in 2007 with two new albums.
Redman may be Def Jam's hottest artist in the past years, but his work was nowhere in sight after 2001's "Malpractice". Releasing "Red Gone Wild: Thee Album" on March 27, 2007, the rapper has his explanation why it took 6 years to make this piece.
"Since I dropped my last album, the game done flipped and evolved. …I wasn't willing to sacrifice all my years of banging out hard and providing that underground s*** just to get into the new groove," he said in an interview. Still staying under Def Jam's flag, he also encountered an internal problem. "My label was going through a shift, and there was no one behind the steering wheel that I was really comfortable with to let my project go," he added.
Stating that this year is only the right time, he follows "Red Gone Wild: Thee Album" with another album titled "Muddy Waters 2". The latter is the sequel of 1996's "Muddy Waters" and is targeted for November 2007 release. He said in an interview that this record would be a limited edition of only 500,000 copies. A question is still surrounding whether he will release it via Def Jam or independently.