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 (also co-exec.)
James Ellis (co-exec.)
Rockwilder, Timbaland, Scott Storch, DJ Clark Kent, Pete Rock, Tha Chill, E3, 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.
A music video was shot for "Da Countdown (The Saga Continues)", which was going to be the first single back in 2004.
Another music video, for "Fuck da Security/Rush da Security," can be found on the UK release as a bonus track.
Smack DVD shot a music video for "Gillahouse Check."
Videos were produced for "Gimmie One" and "Freestyle Freestyle."
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 tracks with Scott Storch, and 4 with Timbaland. 1 of those Timbaland tracks 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" (featuring E3)||E3||2:13|
|2.||"Back In The Building"||Adam Deitch, Chris Pinset||2:26|
|3.||"Put It Down"||Timbaland||3:22|
|4.||"Gimmie One"||Pete Rock||3:29|
|5.||"**** Your Opinion (Skit)"||Da Mascot||0:21|
|6.||"Something For Everybody" (featuring Blam, Runt Dawg, Ready Roc, Icadon and Saukrates)||Adam Deitch, Chris Pinset||3:55|
|7.||"How You Like That?" (featuring Gov Mattic)||Rockwilder||2:15|
|8.||"Freestyle Freestyle"||Scott Storch||4:10|
|9.||"Walk In Gutter" (featuring Erick Sermon, Keith Murray & Biz Markie)||Erick Sermon||4:08|
|10.||"What'cha Gonna Do" (featuring Melanie Rutherford)||Da Mascot||5:55|
|11.||"This Is Brick City" (featuring Ready Roc)||DJ Clark Kent||3:37|
|12.||"Right Now"||Erick Sermon||4:21|
|13.||"Blow Trees" (featuring Ready Roc and Method Man)||Watts||3:35|
|14.||"Pimp Nuts"||Vitamin D||4:16|
|15.||"Mr. Ice Cream Man (Skit)"||Da Mascot||3:05|
|16.||"Hold This Blow!"||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 More Soopaman Luva (Skit)"||Da Mascot||0:43|
|21.||"Soopaman Luva 6" (featuring E3, Hurricane G and Melanie Rutherford)||Erick Sermon||3:09|
|22.||"Soopaman Luva 6" (featuring Hurricane G and Melanie Rutherford)||Omen||1:53|
|23.||"Suicide"||Adam Deitch, Chris Pinset||3:29|
- "The Break In" by Marvin Gaye
"Walk in Gutta"
- "Heart of Glass" by Blondie
- "El Shabazz" by LL Cool J
- "Change The Beat" by Beside & Fab 5 Freddy
- "Just Rhymin' With Biz" by Big Daddy Kane
- "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.