Muddy Waters (album)

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Muddy Waters
Studio album by Redman
Released December 10, 1996
Recorded 1995–1996
Genre Hip hop, East Coast 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. Muddy Waters is also seen by many fans and critics to be a classic hip hop album.

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
RapReviews 10/10 stars[2]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[3]

The album peaked at twelve on the U.S. Billboard 200 and reached the top spot on the R&B Albums chart.[4] By February 1997 the album was certified gold.[5]

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.[6]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Performer(s) Producer(s) Samples Time
1 ”Intro" Redman Reggie Noble 2:17
2 ”Iz He 4 Real" Redman Erick Sermon,
Reggie Noble
1:36
3 ”Rock Da Spot" Redman Ty Fyffe,
Erick Sermon
4:11
4 ”Welcome (Interlude)" Redman Erick Sermon 2:06
5 ”Case Closed" Redman,
Rockwilder,
Napalm
Rockwilder 2:58
6 Pick It Up" Redman Erick Sermon
  • "Gimme What You Got" by Le Pamplemouse
4:11
7 ”Skit" Reggie Noble 0:57
8 ”Smoke Buddah" Redman Reggie Noble 2:35
9 Whateva Man" Redman,
Erick Sermon
Erick Sermon 3:08
10 "Chicken Head Convention (Skit)" Nadja Green Parker,
Tanisha Green
Reggie Noble 1:17
11 ”On Fire" Redman Erick Sermon 3:50
12 ”Do What Ya Feel" Redman,
Method Man
Pras,
Jerry Wonda
4:15
13 "The Stick Up (Skit)" Nadja Green Parker,
Tanisha Green
Reggie Noble 0:55
14 "Creepin'" Redman Reggie Noble 4:28
15 "It's Like That (My Big Brother)" Redman,
K-Solo
Reggie Noble 2:55
16 "Da Bump" Redman Erick Sermon 4:11
17 ”Skit" Reggie Noble 0:59
18 "Yesh Yesh Y'all" Redman Erick Sermon 4:13
19 "What U Lookin' 4" Redman Rockwilder,
Reggie Noble
4:07
20 "Soopaman Luva 3 Interview (Skit)" Redman,
Tanisha Green
Reggie Noble 0:55
21 ”Soopaman Luva 3” Redman Erick Sermon,
Reggie Noble
4:12
22 ”Rollin’” Redman Erick Sermon 4:09
23 ”Da Ill Out” Redman,
Keith Murray,
Jamal
Erick Sermon 3:36

Chart history[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1996)[4] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 12
U.S. R&B Albums 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions[7]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 U.S. Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks U.S. Hot Rap Singles
1996 "It's Like That (My Big Brother)" 95 2 40 11
1997 "Whateva Man" 42 3 18 3
"Pick It Up" 10 69 50

"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Personnel[edit]

Information taken from Allmusic.[8]

  • composing – Redman, Erick Sermon
  • executive production – Erick Sermon
  • mixing – Dave Greenberg, Troy Hightower
  • performing – Method Man
  • production – Redman, Rockwilder, Erick Sermon
  • vocals – Method Man, Napalm, Redman, 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. ^ Schmoh, Joe (2009-11-15). "Redman - Muddy Waters (album review)". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2011-01-04. 
  4. ^ a b "allmusic ((( Muddy Waters > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 
  5. ^ "RIAA - Gold & Platinum - January 04, 2011 : Search Results - Redman". RIAA. Retrieved 2011-01-04. 
  6. ^ "Redman Says That "Muddy Waters 2" Is Happening, Summer 2011". HipHopDX.com. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 
  7. ^ "allmusic ((( Muddy Waters > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 
  8. ^ "allmusic ((( Muddy Waters > Credits )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 
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