Method Man & Redman

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Method Man & Redman
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Background information
Origin Staten Island, New York City
Newark, New Jersey
Genres Hip hop
Years active 1994–forever
Labels Def Jam
Associated acts Wu-Tang Clan, Def Squad, 2Pac, Cypress Hill, DJ Green Lantern, LL Cool J
Members Method Man
Redman

Method Man & Redman (also referred to as Red & Mef, Mef & Red, Mr. Mef and Funk Doc or Funk Doc and Johnny Blaze), are an American hip hop duo, composed of East Coast rappers Method Man (of Wu-Tang Clan) and Redman (of Def Squad). They are signed to Def Jam Recordings as both solo artists and as a collective. While they had been collaborating since 1994, it was not until 1999 that they released a full-length collaborative effort, Blackout!. The follow-up album, Blackout! 2, was released in 2009.

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". In 2001, they starred alongside each other in the cult classic stoner film How High. In 2004, the duo also starred in a short-lived Fox sitcom, titled Method & Red, however they later disowned the series due to lack of creative control.

History[edit]

The duo have known each other long before signing with Def Jam. While at Def Jam, they reunited in 1994 on tour and met again in 1995 in the recording studio of West Coast hip hop act Tupac "2Pac" Shakur. They recorded "Got My Mind Made Up" for Shakur's multi-platinum album All Eyez on Me (1996). After this they had friendly battles freestyling with each other on Yo! MTV Raps, which ultimately led to their collaborative debut single "How High". In 1999, the two rappers appeared together on "Rap Phenomenon" from The Notorious B.I.G. posthumous album Born Again.

On May 7, 2009, in promotion for their second studio album, Method Man & Redman released a mixtape titled Lights Out, which was hosted by DJ Green Lantern.[1] In 2013, Method Man and Redman previewed a new track called "Lookin’ Fly Too".[2] They continue to record together with both eyeing careers beyond DefJam.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[3]
US
R&B

[4]
US Rap
[5]
CAN
[6]
FRA
[7]
GER
[8]
NLD
[9]
SWI
[10]
UK
[11]
Blackout! 3 1 12 3 33 36 36 45
Blackout! 2 7 2 2 10 67 66 6
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Soundtracks[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US US
R&B
How High: The Soundtrack
  • Released: December 11, 2001 (US)
  • Label: Def Jam
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
38 6
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Mixtapes[edit]

List of mixtapes
Title Album details
Lights Out[1]

Singles[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[19]
US
R&B

[20]
US
Rap

[21]
FRA
[7]
GER
[22]
SWI
[10]
UK
[23]
"How High" 1995 13 10 2 The Show soundtrack
"Da Rockwilder" 1999 51 14 181 161 Blackout!
"Tear It Off" 52 16
"Y.O.U." 2000 69 18
"Part II"
(featuring Toni Braxton)
2001 72 28 5 23 54 98 How High soundtrack
"A-Yo"
(featuring Saukrates)
2009 113 Blackout! 2
"City Lights"
(featuring Bun B)
"Mrs. International"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[24]
US
R&B

[25]
US
Rap

[26]
BEL
(WA)

[27]
FRA
[7]
SWI
[10]
"4, 3, 2, 1"
(LL Cool J featuring Method Man, Redman, Canibus and DMX)
1997 75 24 10 Phenomenon
"Left & Right"
(D'Angelo featuring Method Man and Redman)
2000 70 18 Voodoo
"Noble Art"
(IAM featuring Method Man and Redman)
2003 66 34 81 Revoir un Printemps
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Appearances together[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Freestyle" 1995 Funkmaster Flex The Mix Tape Volume 1: 60 Minutes Of Funk
"Got My Mind Made Up" 1996 2Pac, Tha Dogg Pound All Eyez on Me
"Do What Ya Feel" Redman Muddy Waters
"Big Dogs" 1998 Method Man Tical 2000: Judgement Day
"Well All Rite Cha" Redman Doc's Da Name 2000
"Symphony 2000" 1999 EPMD, Lady Luck Out of Business
"Simon Says" (Remix) Pharoahe Monch, Lady Luck, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Busta Rhymes Internal Affairs
"Rap Phenomenon" The Notorious B.I.G. Born Again
"Buck 50" 2000 Ghostface Killah, Cappadonna Supreme Clientele
"Fuhgidabowdit" LL Cool J, DMX G.O.A.T.
"2 Tears In A Bucket" Ruff Ryders, Sheek Louch Ryde or Die Vol. 2
"Rollin' (Urban Assault Vehicle)" Limp Bizkit, DMX Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water
"Redbull" Wu-Tang Clan The W
"Get It Up (Remix)" Sticky Fingaz, Xzibit N/A
"Enjoy Da Ride" 2001 Redman, Saukrates, Streetlife Malpractice
"Dog In Heat" Missy Elliott Miss E... So Addictive
"Who You Be" Outsidaz The Bricks
"Red, Meth & Bee" Cypress Hill Stoned Raiders
"I Get It Started" Mystikal Tarantula
"Good Times (I Get High Remix)" 2002 Styles P, Jin N/A
"Lyrical 44" 2003 Damian Marley Def Jamaica
"Rock & Roll" Naughty By Nature IIcons
"I Will Not Lose" Wu-Tang Clan Wu-Tang Corp
"Pack Em Up"
"We Some Dogs" 2004 Method Man, Mr. Porter, Snoop Dogg Tical 0: The Prequel
"Redman & Method Man, Pt. 1"[28] Sway & King Tech Wake Up Show: Freestyles, Vol. 8
"Redman & Method Man, Pt. 2"[28]
"Walk On" 2006 Method Man 4:21... The Day After
"Blow Treez" 2007 Redman, Ready Roc Red Gone Wild: Thee Album
"Funk Doc & Mef Tical"[29] N/A Hiero Meets Wu: From Oakland to Shaolin
"Wait A Minute" The Soundscannerz The Resume
"Self Construction"[30]" 2008 KRS-One, Talib Kweli, Busta Rhymes, David Banner, Nelly, Styles P, The Game, Ne-Yo N/A
"Troublemakers" 2010 Ghostface Killah, Raekwon Apollo Kids
"Lite 1 Witcha Boi" Redman, Bun B Reggie
"Look"[31] 2011 Erick Sermon Breath of Fresh Air
"Welcome to the Academy"[32] The Academy Terminal 3 Presents: The Academy
"Cypher"[33] 2013 Hit-Boy, Kent M$NEY, Audio Push, B Mac The Queen, Raekwon, Casey Veggies, Xzibit, Rick Ross, & Schoolboy Q All I’ve Ever Dreamed Of
"Let's Go"[34] Tony Touch, Erick Sermon The Piece Maker 3: Return of the 50 MCs
"Rite" Loaded Lux You Gon Get This Work
  • 1994: Buddha Brotherz Freestyle
  • 1994: Freestyle
  • 1995: Double Deuces (St. Ide's Malt Liquor Commercial)
  • 1995: "Tonight's Da Night Freestyle"
  • 1995: Yo! MTV Raps (Last Episode Freestyle) (with Craig Mack, Large Pro, & Special Ed)
  • 1996: Funk Flex Freestyle
  • 1999: "Redman Freestyle" from Drunken Master's Drunken Style
  • 2000: "Rap City Freestyle" (Feat. Big Tigger)
  • 2003: Brownsugar Freestyle
  • 2004: "Method & Red TV Show Theme Song"
  • 2004: "Pixie Rap" from the TV show The Fairly Oddparents, special School's Out! The Musical as the rapping voices of Head Pixie and Sanderson respectively.
  • 2008: "Broken Language 2008"

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/10341/method_man_redman_lights_out.html
  2. ^ http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2013/01/redman-method-man-preview-new-track-%E2%80%9Clookin-fly-too%E2%80%9D-video/
  3. ^ Peak chart positions for albums in the United States:
  4. ^ Peak chart positions for albums on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in the United States:
  5. ^ "Method Man – Chart History: Rap Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ Peak chart positions for albums in Canada:
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  11. ^ Peak chart positions for albums in the United Kingdom:
  12. ^ Bush, John. "Blackout! – Method Man, Method Man & Redman > Overview". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 10, 2013. 
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  18. ^ http://www.datpiff.com/Redman-Method-Man-Lights-Out-mixtape.45093.html
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  20. ^ "Method Man – Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 10, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Method Man – Chart History: Rap Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 10, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Method Man (Single)". charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved April 10, 2013. 
  23. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in the United Kingdom:
  24. ^ Peak chart positions for guest appearances in the United States:
  25. ^ Peak chart positions for guest appearances on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in the United States:
  26. ^ Peak chart positions for guest appearances on the Hot Rap Singles and Hot Rap Songs charts in the United States:
  27. ^ "Discographie Method Man". ultratop.be (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 10, 2013. 
  28. ^ a b "Wake Up Show: Freestyles, Vol. 8 – Sway & King Tech > Overview". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved June 9, 2014. 
  29. ^ http://www.datpiff.com/Hieroglyphics-Hiero-Meets-Wu-From-Oakland-To-Shaolin-mixtape.6208.html
  30. ^ http://nahright.com/news/2008/04/22/krs-one-ft-various-artists-self-construction/
  31. ^ http://www.datpiff.com/Erick-Sermon-Breath-Of-Fresh-Air-mixtape.315875.html
  32. ^ "Terminal 3 Presents: The Academy – The Academy > Overview". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved June 9, 2014. 
  33. ^ X, Dharmic (March 9, 2013). "Listen: HS87 f/ Schoolboy Q, Casey Veggies, Xzibit, Rick Ross, Method Man, Redman, & Raekwon". Complex. Complex Media. Retrieved March 9, 2013. 
  34. ^ "iTunes - Music - The Piece Maker 3 - Return of the 50 MCs by Tony Touch". Itunes.apple.com. 1969-07-02. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 

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