Red Gone Wild: Thee Album
|Red Gone Wild: Thee Album|
|Studio album by Redman|
|Released||March 27, 2007|
|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
|Singles from Red Gone Wild: Thee Album|
|Los Angeles Times|||
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.
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 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.
|1||"Fire" (feat. 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||"F*** Ur Opinion" (skit)||Da Mascot||0:21|
|6||"Sumtn 4 Urrbody" (feat. Blam, Runt Dawg, Ready Roc, Icadon, Saukrates)||Adam Deitch, Chris Pinset||3:55|
|7||"How U Like Dat?" (feat. Gov Mattic)||Rockwilder||2:15|
|8||"Freestyle Freestyle"||Scott Storch||4:10|
|9||"Walk in Gutta" (feat. Def Squad, Biz Markie)||Erick Sermon||4:08|
|10||"Wutchoogonnado" (feat. Melanie Rutherford)||Da Mascot||5:55|
|11||"Dis Iz Brick City" (feat. Ready Roc)||DJ Clark Kent||3:37|
|12||"Rite Now"||Erick Sermon||4:21|
|13||"Blow Treez" (feat. Ready Roc, 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" (feat. Saukrates, Icadon)||Tha Chill||3:24|
|18||"Merry Jane" (feat. Snoop Dogg, 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) (feat. E3, Hurricane G, Melanie Rutherford)||Erick Sermon||3:09|
|22||"Soopaman Luva 6" 1/2 (feat. Hurricane G, Melanie Rutherford)||Omen||1:53|
|23||"Suicide"||Adam Deitch, Chris Pinset||3:29|
|24*||"F*** da Security"||Adam F||2:40|
- "The Break In" by Marvin Gaye
"Walk in Gutta"
- "The Sun Is Shining" by Bob Marley
- "Mary Jane" by Rick James
"Gilla House Check"
- "Snip Snap" by Goblin
- "Right Now Right Now" by Al Green
- "Midnight Groove" by Love Unlimited Orchestra
"Dis Iz Brick City"
- "You're the Joy of My Life" by Millie Jackson
"Mr. Ice Cream Man" (skit)"
- "The Entertainer" by Scott Joplin
"Soopaman Luva 6 (Part I, Part 2)"
- "Give Me Your Love (Love Song)" by Curtis Mayfield
"Hold Dis Blaow!"
- "Things Done Changed" by Notorious B.I.G.
- Allmusic review
- Entertainment Weekly review
- HipHopDX review
- Los Angeles Times review
- Pitchfork Media review
- PopMatters review
- RapReviews review
- Stylus Magazine review
- USA Today review
- DJBooth.net review
- MySpaceTV Videos: Redman Blog Check on myspace.com/hiphop by A Place For Hip Hop
- Katie Hasty, "McGraw Leads Seven Top 10 Debuts Onto Billboard 200", Billboard.com, April 4, 2007.