Depending on what you know about hip-hop, no one has to convince you Redman is one of the most creative and prolific lyricist ever in hip-hop history. He is one of those intangible artist that have inspired some of the greatest rhymers to ever do it.
I got a list here’s the order of my list that it’s in.
It goes Reggie, Jay-Z, Tupac and Biggie, Andre from OutKast, Jada, Kurupt, Nas and then me. – Eminem
For those that don’t know. Reggie is Reggie Noble who is Redman.
“Wus Really Hood”
“Let It Go”
“Won’t Be Fiendin’ (The Dez Remix)”
Mudface may go under the radar to the mainstream rap audience, but that doesn’t diminish the value of what it is and that is a solid lyrical album. Redman can still rhyme at a high level and if that was all the game was about, he’d be in everyone’s top 3. For the complete body of work, I’d give it a 3 out 5. To be real, I’d give this a 3 if it was nothing but a cappella’s. The most complete track on the album is “Won’t Be Fiendin’ (The Dez Remix)”. If you don’t play that 3 times just for the feel, then your music taste can’t be trusted.
The rhyming is consistent through and through, but the beats are hit or miss. The skits are forgettable, but I sum this up to nothing more than an appetizer. When Erick Sermon puts his seasonings in the pot, I’m expecting the much needed reminder of greatness, when Muddy Waters 2 drops.
Final Answer: 3 Stamps
5 Stamps – If you don’t buy this, you’re playing yourself.
4 Stamps – Definitely worthy of your ears and time.
3 Stamps – This may not be for everybody, but it’s decent.
2 Stamps – Eh. I wouldn’t even download it for free.
1 Stamps – I think it’s trash, but who am I?