Muddy Waters (album)

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Muddy Waters
Studio album by Redman
Released December 10, 1996
Recorded 1995–1996
Genre Hip hop
Length 67:30
Label Def Jam
Producer Erick Sermon (exec.), Reggie Noble, Rockwilder, Pras, Jerry Wonda, Ty Fyffe
Redman chronology
Dare Iz a Darkside
(1994)
Muddy Waters
(1996)
Doc's da Name 2000
(1998)
Singles from Muddy Waters
  1. "It's Like That (My Big Brother)"
    Released: December 10, 1996
  2. "Whateva Man"
    Released: January 28, 1997
  3. "Pick It Up"
    Released: May 13, 1997

Muddy Waters is the third studio album from American hip hop artist Redman, released December 10, 1996 on Def Jam Recordings.

The album peaked at twelve on the Billboard 200 chart.

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
RapReviews 10/10 stars[2]

The album peaked at twelve on the U.S. Billboard 200 and reached the top spot on the R&B Albums chart.[3] By February 1997 the album was certified gold.[4]

Steve Huey of Allmusic, though critical of the album's numerous interludes, stated that "lyrically, Redman is as strong as ever," and of the overall work, remarked that "Muddy Waters solidifies Redman's growing reputation as one of the most consistent rappers of the '90s."[1]

Redman had stated that he had planned on releasing a sequel to the album entitled Muddy Waters 2, considering it his most classic work.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   Reggie Noble 2:17
2. "Iz He 4 Real"   Erick Sermon, Reggie Noble 1:36
3. "Rock da Spot"   Ty Fyffe, Erick Sermon 4:11
4. "Welcome" (Interlude) Erick Sermon 2:06
5. "Case Closed" (featuring Rockwilder and Napalm) Rockwilder 2:58
6. "Pick It Up"   Erick Sermon 4:11
7. "Skit"   Reggie Noble 0:57
8. "Smoke Buddah"   Reggie Noble 2:35
9. "Whateva Man" (featuring Erick Sermon) Erick Sermon 3:08
10. "Chicken Head Convention" (skit) Reggie Noble 1:17
11. "On Fire"   Erick Sermon 3:50
12. "Do What Ya Feel" (featuring Method Man) Pras, Jerry Wonda 4:15
13. "The Stick Up" (skit) Reggie Noble 0:55
14. "Creepin'"   Reggie Noble 4:28
15. "It's Like That (My Big Brother)" (featuring K-Solo) Reggie Noble 2:55
16. "Da Bump"   Erick Sermon 4:11
17. "Skit"   Reggie Noble 1:00
18. "Yesh Yesh Y'all"   Erick Sermon 4:13
19. "What U Lookin' 4"   Rockwilder, Reggie Noble 4:07
20. "Soopaman Luva 3 Interview" (skit) Reggie Noble 0:55
21. "Soopaman Luva 3"   Erick Sermon, Reggie Noble 4:12
22. "Rollin'"   Erick Sermon 4:09
23. "Da Ill Out" (featuring Keith Murray and Jamal) Erick Sermon 3:36
Total length:
1:07:30

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996)[3] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 12
U.S. R&B Albums 1

Personnel[edit]

Information taken from Allmusic.[6]

  • composing – Redman, Erick Sermon
  • executive production – Erick Sermon
  • mixing – Dave Greenberg, Troy Hightower
  • performing – Method Man
  • production – Redman, Rockwilder, Erick Sermon
  • vocals – Redman, Method Man, Napalm, Rockwilder, Erick Sermon

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Huey, Steve. "allmusic ((( Muddy Waters > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-01-03. 
  2. ^ 'Flash' Juon, Steve (December 1996). "Redman :: Muddy Waters :: Def Jam/RAL". RapReviews.com. Retrieved 2011-01-03. 
  3. ^ a b "allmusic ((( Muddy Waters > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 
  4. ^ "RIAA - Gold & Platinum - January 04, 2011 : Search Results - Redman". RIAA. Retrieved 2011-01-04. 
  5. ^ "Redman Says That "Muddy Waters 2" Is Happening, Summer 2011". HipHopDX.com. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 
  6. ^ "allmusic ((( Muddy Waters > Credits )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 

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