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Redman Back After Six Year Break

Posted By on February 28, 2007

After a six year break from music, Redman is gearing up for the release of a new album. This time, he's gone wild, hence the titled of the album, Red Gone Wild – Thee Album.

The new album — which follows up the 2001's gold-selling album, Malpractice — boasts production from Erick Sermon, Scott Storch, Timbaland and Rockwilder, while guest appearances include Red's cousin Method Man, Erick Sermon and Keith Murray (with whom Redman performs in the group Def Squad), Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, and Biz Markie.

The first single is the Timbaland produced "Put It Down," which has already leaked to the internet, along with the album's anime-inspired artwork.

Red Gone Wild – Thee Album is slated for release March 27, following the rapper's two-day visit to the legendary South By Southwest Music Conference & Festival in Austin, Texas, March 16 & 17th.

After releasing his last album, Redman kept busy in different facets of the entertainment biz. In 2001, 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 (see "Redman Set To Host High Times' 2006 Stony Awards")), 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 no. 1 single "Dirrty," subsequently nominated for a Grammy and three MTV VMAs.

Last year, Redman jumped into the mixtape circuit 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.

Redman (real name: Reggie Noble) hails from Newark, New Jersey. He has been signed to Def Jam since the early 90s, where he release Red Gone Wild – Thee Album.

— Liz "Red" Thomas