Redemption is the second solo album by Boston, Massachusetts rapper Benzino, released January 14, 2003 on Elektra Records.
Production on Redemption was handled by Mario Winans, L.E.S., Trackmasters, D Moel and mostly Hangmen 3. Notable guests are Scarface, Jadakiss, Wyclef, Lil' Kim, Petey Pablo, Mario Winans and LisaRaye. The album sold 20,000 copies in its first week on shelves. Because Benzino had beef with Eminem and 50 Cent when he was recording the album, he made sure to work with people who were beefing with 50 Cent at the time, including, Caddillac Tah & Black Child (credited as Murder Inc.), Hussein Fatal, and Lil' Kim.
Redemption features Benzino’s highest charting single to date. “Rock The Party” produced by Mario Winans, peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 along with selling 450,000 copies and appeared on the soundtrack to the Jason Statham film, "The Transporter". Redemption was also Benzino’s highest charting album to date. It debuted #65 on the Billboard 200 chart. On the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums the album reached #31.
In popular culture
The first single "Rock the Party" (which originally appeared in the 2002 film The Transporter) appeared in the 2002 film I Spy and the 2003 video game NBA Street Vol. 2.