Red Gone Wild: Thee Album

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Red Gone Wild: Thee Album
Studio album by Redman
Released March 27, 2007
Recorded 2004-2006
Genre Hip hop
Length 78:56
Label Def Jam Recordings
Producer Reggie Noble (exec.)
Erick Sermon (co-exec.)
James Ellis (co-exec.)
Rockwilder, Timbaland, Scott Storch, DJ Clark Kent, Pete Rock, Tha Chill, E3, Da Omen, Watts, Vitamin D, Adam Deitch, Chris 'Max' Pinset, Da Mascot
Redman chronology
Malpractice
(2001)
Red Gone Wild: Thee Album
(2007)
Blackout! 2 (with Method Man
(2009)
Singles from Red Gone Wild: Thee Album
  1. "Put It Down"
    Released: 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B+[2]
HipHopDX 4/5 stars[3]
Los Angeles Times 4/4 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media (5.5/10)[5]
PopMatters (7/10)[6]
RapReviews (8/10)[7]
Stylus Magazine (B)[8]
USA Today 3/4 stars[9]
DJBooth.net 4.5/5 stars[10]

Red Gone Wild: Thee Album is the sixth studio album by rapper Redman.[11] It was released on March 27, 2007 via Def Jam Recordings.

Background[edit]

It is his sixth solo effort to date and his first since 2001's Malpractice. Red Gone Wild features production from Erick Sermon, Timbaland, Scott Storch, Pete Rock, Rockwilder, DJ Clark Kent, and many others. The album had been delayed numerous times by Def Jam and Redman himself, with early promotion dating back to Ghostface Killah's 2004 album, The Pretty Toney Album. Red stated that he didn't want his album to get under promoted like recent albums from Method Man, Ghostface, and The Roots, which explained the long delay for the release of Red Gone Wild. He also stated that he was waiting for the right time to drop it in hip hop's fast changing landscape.[12]

The first single was "Put It Down" (produced by Timbaland) with additional vocals by DJ Kool.

Music videos[edit]

Music videos were shot for "Da Countdown (The Saga Continues)", which was going to be the 1st single back in 2004, but eventually made its way onto the "Ill At Will Vol. 1 mixtape" since the album kept being pushed back. There's also a music video for "Fuck Da Security", but was retitled "Rush Da Security" and can be found on the UK release as a bonus track (uncensored, and not the video). Smack DVD shot a music video for "Gillahouse Check", which has been praised by many fans as it contains raw uncensored footage. Official videos have been shot for "Put It Down" featuring a guest appearance by Don Vito (Viva La Bam), and "Get 'Em" featuring Gilla House artists Saukrates and Icadon. Lesser known videos have also been shot for "Gimmie One" which was produced by Pete Rock, and "Freestyle Freestyle" which was shot in Rockland County. Videos can be found on YouTube. Originally, "Freestyle Freestyle" was supposed to be the 1st single, as were "Da Countdown" and "Rush Da Security". Another music video was planned for "Future Thugs" featuring Ghostface Killah, Ludacris and Gilla House artist Icadon (on the hook) directed by famous photographer Jonathan "Xtra Gangsta" Mannion. Later on, another director was mentioned as replacement for Mannion, but it's unknown if the shoot took place. It was supposed to be the 1st single before they were thinking of "Freestyle Freestyle". Eventually "Put It Down" was picked, and "Future Thugs" was left off due to its release two years earlier on vinyl.

Leftover tracks[edit]

Leftover tracks include "I C Dead People" produced by Eminem, and "Future Thugs" produced by Black Key and featuring Ghostface Killah, Ludacris & Icadon. In 2005, Redman played an instrumental produced by Erick Sermon on his European tour which he described as "hard as hell", but it was never released. He also performed a song titled "Be a Gorilla" which was never released. In 2002 there was talk of guest appearances by Eminem & 50 Cent, Christina Aguilera, and P. Diddy, with a release date set as early as March 2003, but it is not known if those songs were ever recorded. In that time period, the album had the rumored title Re-Vended. In 2003, Redman told the Source he was going for a different feel then his previous albums with production by Fred Wreck, JellyRoll, and MegaHertz among others. Tracks mentioned were "Car Banga", "Reggie's Got A Gun", and "Blow Your Doors Off". Even though a lot has changed since then, the overall tracks that were supposed to be on the album made it onto the final cut.

In two particular interviews, Red mentioned he did 10 joints with Scott Storch, and 4 with Timbaland. 1 of those Timbaland joints might make it onto "Muddy Waters 2". It's rumored that Red recorded as many as 300 studio songs between 2001 and 2007.

Red returned the favour of having Pete Rock produce "Gimmie One" on his album by doing a joint titled "Best Believe" for Pete Rock's upcoming album "NY's Finest".

The album leaked onto the Internet on March 22, 2007. Following its release, the album debuted at number 13 on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling about 44,000 copies in its first week.[13]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Fire" (featuring E3) E3 2:13
2. "Bak Inda Buildin"   Adam Deitch, Chris Pinset 2:26
3. "Put It Down"   Timbaland 3:22
4. "Gimmie One"   Pete Rock 3:29
5. "Fuck Ur Oppinion" (skit) Da Mascot 0:21
6. "Sumtn 4 Urrbody" (featuring Blam, Runt Dawg, Ready Roc, Icadon and Saukrates) Adam Deitch, Chris Pinset 3:55
7. "How U Like Dat?" (featuring Gov Mattic) Rockwilder 2:15
8. "Freestyle Freestyle"   Scott Storch 4:10
9. "Walk In Gutta" (featuring Def Squad and Biz Markie) Erick Sermon 4:08
10. "Wutchoogonnado" (featuring Melanie Rutherford) Da Mascot 5:55
11. "Dis Iz Brick City" (featuring Ready Roc) DJ Clark Kent 3:37
12. "Rite Now"   Erick Sermon 4:21
13. "Blow Treez" (featuring Ready Roc and Method Man) Watts 3:35
14. "Pimp Nutz"   Vitamin D 4:16
15. "Mr. Ice Cream Man" (skit) Da Mascot 3:05
16. "Hold Dis Blaow!"   Rockwilder 3:39
17. "Get 'em" (featuring Saukrates and Icadon) Tha Chill 3:24
18. "Merry Jane" (featuring Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg) Rockwilder 3:58
19. "Gilla House Check"   Da Mascot 3:00
20. "No Mo' Soopaman Luva"   Da Mascot 0:43
21. "Soopaman Luva 6 (Part I)" (featuring E3, Hurricane G and Melanie Rutherford) Erick Sermon 3:09
22. "Soopaman Luva 6 1/2"   Omen 1:53
23. "Suicide"   Adam Deitch, Chris Pinset 3:29
24. "Fuck da Security"   Adam F 2:40
25. "Let's Go"   Buckwild 3:50
Total length:
1:18:56

Samples[edit]

"Gimmie One"

"Walk in Gutta"

"Blow Treez"

"Merry Jane"

"Gilla House Check"

"Rite Now"

Wutchoogonnado

"Dis Iz Brick City"

"Mr. Ice Cream Man" (skit)"

"Soopaman Luva 6 (Part I, Part 2)"

"Hold Dis Blaow!"

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