Reginald "Reggie" Noble (born April 17, 1970), better known
by his stage name Redman, is an American MC, rapper, DJ, record producer
and actor. He came to fame in the early 1990s as an artist on the
Def Jam label. He is also well known for his collaborations with
Method Man, including their starring roles in films and sitcoms.
He was also a member of the Def Squad in the early 1990s. Redman
is one-half of the rap duo Method Man & Redman.
In 1990, Reginald "Reggie" Noble made his world debut
on the EPMD album Business as Usual appearing on tracks "Hardcore" and "Brothers
On My Jock".
 Whut? Thee Album & Dare Iz a Darkside (1992-1995)
In 1992 Redman released his debut album, Whut? Thee Album, which
Allmusic noted for blending "reggae and funk influences" with
a "terse, though fluid rap style". The album peaked
at number forty-nine on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold.
He was named "Rap Artist of the Year" by The Source. Redman
followed this up with his 1994 album, Dare Iz a Darkside. The first
single, "Rockafella", samples Leon Haywood's "I Want'a
Do Something Freaky to You" and George Clinton's "Flashlight",
two of the most sampled songs in hip hop. Redman's second album was
notable for having most of the tracks produced by the artist himself
(later on Redman would let other producers make most of his beats).
It was also the last album that had any slight gangsta image of Redman,
as he would tend to sound more comical and lyrical later on.
 Muddy Waters (1996-1997)
On December 10, 1996 Redman released his third album Muddy Waters
. The album was highly praised with received mixed reviews. The album
featured two Billboard Hot 100 singles, "Whateva Man" and "It's
Like That (My Big Brother)". The song "Do What You Feel" also
appeared on the soundtrack to the popular video game Grand Theft
Auto: Liberty City Stories. The album was certified gold by the RIAA
on February 12, 1997.
 El Niño, Doc's da Name 2000 & Blackout (1998-1999)
In 1998 Redman released his first collaboration album El Niño
with group Def Squad. His fourth studio album Doc's da Name 2000.
was a top seller, shipping platinum in sales and exceeding his previous
record of gold. It peaked at #11 on The Billboard 200 and had three
songs ("I'll Bee Dat", "Da Goodness", "Let
Da Monkey Out") that charted. With his new formed close partnership
with labelmate Method Man who, with him, made a featured appearance
with the Dogg Pound in Tupac Shakur's 1996 album All Eyez on Me in
the rap song Got My Mind made up, released the 1999 album Blackout!
Originally the name of the album was Amerikaz Most Blunted and was
advertised as that for months before the release, but they were forced
to rename the album. The album has sold 1,575,000 copies to date.
 Malpractice (2001)
Redman In 2001 released his fifth studio album Malpractice. It reached
#4 on The Billboard 200 and was certified Gold by the RIAA on July
21, 2001. It boasted two singles "Let's Get Dirty (I Can't
Get In Da Club)" and "Smash Sumthin'".
Mixtapes, Collaborations & Production (2002-2006)
Since the release of Malpractice, he has kept his fans happy by
independently releasing the Ill At Will mixtapes, which feature various
members of his new record label Gilla House members under Redman's
Gilla House imprint include Saukrates, Icarus, Ready Roc, E3, Young
Heat, and Melanie.. Redman had his best-known international hit with
Christina Aguilera, when he was featured on her 2002 single "Dirrty".
Around this time he was also featured on a popular remix of Pink's
track Get This Party Started. Under his birthname, Reggie Noble,
Redman has done production for himself, many of his crew members,
and even Shaquille O'Neal on his 'Shaq-Fu: Da Return' album.
 Red Gone Wild (2007-2008)
In March 2007, Redman released Red Gone Wild. He says that the reason
for the long wait to drop the album is because of the fast-changing
pace of Hip Hop on his MySpace interview. On March 27, 2007 Redman
confirmed on BET's Rap City: Tha Bassment that the sequel to How
High, How High 2, is currently being written. In an April 10, 2007
Onion AV Club interview, Redman hinted that there would be a second
collaborative album with Method Man, with work beginning in midsummer
or early September.
In early 2008, a remake of the Smoothe da Hustler and Trigger tha
Gambler classic Broken Language was released to the internet by the
duo entitled Broken Language 2008, fueling rumors of a Blackout!
sequel coming soon. This rumor was further fueled by the duo while
performing in Gainesville, FL at the University of Florida. A Blackout
LP was scheduled for a December 9, 2008 release but was recently
pushed back to the first quarter of '09. With a new release date
on May 19, also a sequel to the very popular How High is in the process
of being written and is to begin being filmed in the summer of '09.
Bun B has confirmed that he will guest star on Blackout! 2 – in
April 2009, a single has been released named City Lights, produced
by Nasty Kutt  Also producers such as Erick Sermon, Rockwilder
and Pete Rock have announced their presence on the album. The duo
is also currently on their Still High tour with Termanalogy, the
Alchemist, & Evidence of Dilated Peoples.
 Blackout 2! & Reggie (2009-present)
Blackout! 2 was announced in 2007 by Redman and was originally scheduled
for release in 2008, but its release was pushed back a number of
times due to numerous reasons. It was finally released on May 19,
2009. It debuted at number #7 on the Billboard 200, at number 2 on
the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, at number 2 on the Top Rap Albums
and digital in charted number 7 on the Digital Albums charts selling
63,000 copes its first week. The album also charted number 10
on Canadian Albums. The album has sold 160,375 copies in the United
States by December 12, 2009, according to SoundScan.
In May 2009, Redman confirmed his next solo album would come out
December, 2009. The title for the project is Reggie Noble "0" 9½.
The title of the album was then changed to just Redman Presents...
Reggie, and three singles ("Coc Back", "Oh My", & "Money
on My Mind") were released. The first single "Coc Back" (which
features Ready Roc) had music video filmed and released for it. But
as it turns out, none of the tracks made the final cut of the album,
only being promo singles. During an interview, Redman stated that
Reggie Noble (Redman's own birth name), does the album, not Redman.
Redman also said that there is going to be more, "poppish",
type songs, rather his normal "rugged" and "hardcore" songs.
After a few push backs, Redman Presents... Reggie is now scheduled
to be released on December 7, 2010. The first official single
is "Def Jammable" & a video was released for the single.
In a recent video interview by XXL Magazine Redman confirmed Blackout!
3 with Method Man and Muddy Waters 2 are coming in 2011. 
 Other ventures
 Film/Acting career
In 2001, Redman co-starred with Method Man in the stoner comedy
film How High, which featured the pair playing two marijuana-addled
students attempting to survive at Harvard. Redman also stated at
a recent concert (at the Soundset in Minneapolis) that he and Method
Man are working on How High 2, a sequel to the first movie. Redman
also played a major role in the horror film Seed of Chucky. He has
been very selective of what movie roles he takes and wants to play
starring roles with other notable actors. Method Man and Redman
also appear in Def Jam Vendetta, Def Jam: Fight for NY and Def Jam:
Icon video games, often as tag team partners, and briefly had their
own television sitcom, Method & Red, on Fox during the 2003–2004
season. In the music video for The Offspring's single Original Prankster,
Redman plays the part of the "Original Prankster."
In 2004, Redman again co-starred with Method Man in the Nickelodeon
cartoon, The Fairly OddParents in School's Out! The Musical, rapping
the Pixes's song or Pixes Rap as its called.
Redman is featured in the 2006 video game True Crime: New York City.
He provides the voice of himself in a mini-game where he tries to
escape New York during a riot. This character also has a cameo in
the main storyline. In the UK, Redman was featured in an MTV Cribs
special on MTV and TMF. The special was titled Dope Luxorious Cribs.[citation
 Personal life
 Musical style
His musical style has remained very consistent, rarely deviating
from a combination of unique braggadocious wit and hard hitting beats.
Redman is also the originator of the pop-culture gesture, "Raise
the Roof", due to the gesture being performed in the video, "Pick
It Up" from his 1996 album, Muddy Waters.
 Redman's Dog
Redman began boarding his four month old pit bull terrier Daddy
with dog trainer Cesar Millan, with Daddy ultimately becoming Millan's "right-hand-man",
becoming a central figure on Millan's television series The Dog Whisperer,
helping Millan rehabilitate dogs and train owners, and becoming a
model citizen for a breed often associated with aggression. Redman
formally gave Daddy to Millan after realizing it would be too complicated
to take Daddy back, considering the dog's age and bond with Millan.
Daddy died in February 2010.
 Other media
In August 2007, Redman played a show at the Showbox in Seattle,
Washington on short notice after MF Doom canceled his concert. Redman
flew from San Francisco, California after the concert promoters contacted
him. In November 2007, Redman performed at the 20th annual High Times
Main article: Redman discography
* 1992: Whut? Thee Album
* 1994: Dare Iz a Darkside
* 1996: Muddy Waters
* 1998: Doc's da Name 2000
* 2001: Malpractice
* 2007: Red Gone Wild
* 2010: Redman Presents... Reggie
* 2011: Muddy Waters 2
* 1998: El Niño (with Def Squad)
* 1999: Blackout! (with Method Man)
* 2009: Blackout! 2 (with Method Man)
* 2011: Blackout! 3