Muddy Waters (album)

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Muddy Waters
Muddywaters album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 10, 1996
GenreHip hop
LabelDef Jam Recordings
ProducerErick Sermon (exec.), Reggie Noble, Rockwilder, Pras, Jerry Wonda, Ty Fyffe
Redman chronology
Dare Iz a Darkside
Muddy Waters
Doc's da Name 2000
Singles from Muddy Waters
  1. "It's Like That (My Big Brother)"
    Released: 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 rapper 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
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[2]
Q3/5 stars[3]
The Source4/5[5]

The album peaked at twelve on the U.S. Billboard 200 and reached the top spot on the R&B Albums chart.[6] By February 1997 the album was certified gold.[7]

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 is his most classic work.[8]

Redman would later mention 50 Cent, who was unknown at the time.

Track listing[edit]

1."Intro"Reggie Noble2:17
2."Iz He 4 Real"Erick Sermon, Reggie Noble1:36
3."Rock Da Spot"Ty Fyffe, Erick Sermon4:11
4."Welcome (Interlude)"Erick Sermon2:06
5."Case Closed" (featuring Xrossbreed)Rockwilder2:58
6."Pick It Up"Erick Sermon4:11
7."N.I.N. (skit)"Reggie Noble0:57
8."Smoke Buddah"Reggie Noble2:35
9."Whateva Man" (featuring Erick Sermon)Erick Sermon3:08
10."Chicken Head Convention (skit)"Reggie Noble1:17
11."On Fire"Erick Sermon3:50
12."Do What Ya Feel" (featuring Method Man)Pras, Jerry Wonda4:15
13."The Stick Up (skit)"Reggie Noble0:55
14."Creepin'"Reggie Noble4:00
15."It's Like That (My Big Brother)" (featuring K-Solo)Reggie Noble2:55
16."Da Bump"Erick Sermon4:11
17."Uncle Quilly (skit)"Reggie Noble1:00
18."Yesh Yesh Y'all"Erick Sermon4:13
19."What U Lookin' 4"Rockwilder, Reggie Noble4:07
20."Soopaman Luva 3 Interview (skit)"Reggie Noble0:55
21."Soopaman Luva 3"Erick Sermon, Reggie Noble4:12
22."Rollin'"Erick Sermon4:09
23."Da Ill Out" (featuring Keith Murray and Jamal)Erick Sermon3:36
Total length:67:02


Adapted from AllMusic.[9]

  • Erick Sermon – executive producer – vocals
  • Dave Greenberg – mixing
  • Troy Hightower – mixing
  • Method Man – performer
  • Redman – producer
  • Rockwilder - producer
  • Redman – vocals
  • Method Man – vocals
  • Napalm – vocals
  • Rockwilder – vocals


Chart (1996)[6] Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 12
U.S. R&B Albums 1

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Huey, Steve. "allmusic ((( Muddy Waters > Review )))". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-01-03.
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). "A Tribe Called Quest". The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-85712-595-8.
  3. ^ Q. London (April): 128. 1997.CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link)
  4. ^ 'Flash' Juon, Steve (December 1996). "Redman :: Muddy Waters :: Def Jam/RAL". Retrieved 2011-01-03.
  5. ^ Reeves, Marcus. Record Report Albums. The Source. P. 79. February 1997.
  6. ^ a b "allmusic ((( Muddy Waters > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-01-04.
  7. ^ "RIAA – Gold & Platinum – January 04, 2011 : Search Results – Redman". RIAA. Retrieved 2011-01-04.
  8. ^ "Redman Says That "Muddy Waters 2" Is Happening, Summer 2011". Retrieved 2010-01-04.
  9. ^ "allmusic ((( Muddy Waters > Credits )))". AllMusic. Retrieved 2010-01-04.

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