Redman recently spoke about the state of New Jersey based rappers and why he and Joe Budden need more of them.
"I tell everybody in the interviews, it's still a lot of room for Jersey cats," Redman said in an interview when asked about the presence of prominent Jersey emcees. "I know Joe Budden is holding it down. But we need more. Me and him just can't do it on our own. It's so much talent out there. You got Ransom out there, he's coming up. He's been hitting hard, he just needs that one to get up there to say 'All right, he's official. He's Jersey.' My nephew's next, he been putting in mad work. I'm building him as an artist though. I had him on the road with me for like five years, so he's well in-tuned with how to be an artist. He's well in-tuned to how to perform, go out and service the crowd and rock the mic, and he's ready. So I'm telling all my Jersey cats, like, I see a lot of cats out there that's coming — We need something to solidify, 'This is how Jersey runs. We got our own anthem. When sh*t is going down over here, I know we're five minutes from New York but we're still in our own world.'" (Good Fella Radio Show)
Redman – Interview (Part 2)