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Reginald "Reggie" Noble, 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.
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    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 44
    In April 2015, Redman released a collaboration with New York-based streetwear brand Mighty Healthy.
    More Details Hide Details The 420-themed collection includes jerseys, T-shirts, hats, and other items with cannabis-related graphics. Redman was born in Newark, New Jersey to Darlene and Eddie Noble. His sister Rosalyn Noble is a fellow rapper, going by the name Roz. She's appeared on several Redman songs over the years. He is a cousin of rapper Tame One. 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" on his TV show The Dog Whisperer. Redman is married and has 5 children: four sons and one daughter. Studio albums Collaboration albums Redman has been nominated for two Grammys:
  • 2012
    Age 41
    Redman has also confirmed work on Blackout! 3 with Method Man with recording starting summer 2012, however, recording was pushed back to late 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Mudface was released on November 13, 2015, with Blackout! 3 coming out after, and Method Man's long-awaited mixtape and fifth solo album directly following these projects. Method Man and Redman are also slated to be working on How High 2, the long-rumored sequel to their original stoner comedy, How High. 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 concert (at the Soundset in Minneapolis) that he and Method Man are working on How High 2, a sequel to the first movie. Redman played a major role in the horror film Seed of Chucky. 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.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Age 38
    In May 2009, Redman confirmed his next solo album would come out December, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details 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 was finally released on December 7, 2010. The first official single is "Def Jammable" & a video was released for the single. It has been confirmed that Redman will appear on a remix along with French rapper Soprano of "Tranne Te" by Italian rapper Fabri Fibra.
  • 2007
    Age 36
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In early 2008, a remake of the 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. 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 the Canadian Albums Chart. The album has sold 160,375 copies in the United States by December 12, 2009, according to SoundScan.
    In an April 10, 2007 Onion A.V. Club interview, Redman hinted that there would be a second collaborative album with Method Man, with work beginning in midsummer or early September.
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    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.
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    In March 2007, Redman released Red Gone Wild.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • 2002
    Age 31
    Redman had his best-known international hit with Christina Aguilera, when he was featured on her 2002 single "Dirrty".
    More Details Hide Details Around this time he was also featured on a popular remix of Pink's track Get This Party Started. He is cited in the song 'Till I Collapse as rapper Eminem's favorite rapper, beating out Jay Z, 2Pac, and Notorious B.I.G., among others. 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.
  • 2001
    Age 30
    In 2001 Redman released his fifth studio album Malpractice.
    More Details Hide Details 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'". 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.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2000
    Age 29
    With his new formed close partnership with labelmate Method Man who, with him, made a featured appearance on the Doc's Da Name 2000 record on the song "Well All Rite Cha".
    More Details Hide Details In 1999 Method Man and Redman released a collaborative album called Blackout! Originally, the record was supposed to be advertised as "Amerika's Most Blunted", but it was changed to the more commercially friendly title Blackout!
    His fourth studio album Doc's Da Name 2000. was a top seller, shipping platinum in sales and exceeding his previous record of gold.
    More Details Hide Details It peaked at #11 on The Billboard 200 and had three songs ("I'll Bee Dat", "Da Goodness", "Let Da Monkey Out") that charted.
  • 1998
    Age 27
    In 1998 Redman released his first collaboration album El Niño with group Def Squad.
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  • 1996
    Age 25
    On December 10, 1996, Redman released his third album Muddy Waters, which was highly praised by critics.
    More Details Hide Details The album featured two of his Billboard's hit singles: "Whateva Man" and "It's Like That (My Big Brother)". The song "Do What You Feel" would appeared on the soundtrack to the popular video game Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on February 12, 1997. During this time, with new found friendships with Method Man and Tupac, they both appeared on Tupac's double album "All Eyez on Me" on the song "Got my Mind Made Up".
  • 1994
    Age 23
    Redman followed this up with his 1994 album, Dare Iz a Darkside.
    More Details Hide Details The first single, "Rockafella", samples Leon Haywood's "I Want'a Do Something Freaky to You" and George Clinton's "Flash Light", 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). During this time he used former mentor Erick Sermon to produce his records, including "Pick it up" and "Whateva Man" from Muddy Waters.
  • 1992
    Age 21
    In 1992, Redman released his debut album, Whut?
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1990
    Age 19
    In 1990, Redman made his official debut, with the group, called EPMD, featured on their album Business as Usual, appearing on tracks such as "Hardcore" and "Brothers on My Jock".
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    In 1990 at a EPMD show in New York, Redman was invited onstage by Erick Sermon where he delivered a rap freestyle that changed his life.
    More Details Hide Details He freestyled a song describing himself as rapper using every letter in the alphabet from A to Z. After this, Redman was an official rap artist and would begin production with Erick Sermon on his first major label album, "Whut? Thee Album."
  • 1987
    Age 16
    In 1987, Redman was expelled from Montclair State University his freshman year due to poor academic performance at age 16.
    More Details Hide Details Having no other options, Redman then went back home to live with his mom, Darlene Noble, who eventually kicked him out of her house for selling cocaine. Two years later, at age 18, Redman was a young DJ/MC who went by the name, "DJ Kut-Killa." He would freestyle over funk and hip hop instrumental tracks on vinyl records in various parks and house parties around New York and New Jersey. Redman was eventually discovered by Erick Sermon of EPMD while he was a DJ for Lords of the Underground. Erick Sermon said when he met Redman for the first time, "I knew there was something spectacular about him. Right off the bat. The next day, we talked. And within the next two or three months, he moved to Long Island, to my crib. He moved right in to my apartment." After moving in with Erick Sermon, Redman went out on tour with EPMD. While on tour with the group he would do everything from carry the groups bags to coming out on stage and doing rap freestyles.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1970
    Born
    Born on April 17, 1970.
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