Blackout! Vol. 2

Blackout! Vol. 2

by Method ManMethod Man

CD(German Import)

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With each having individual obligations all over the place, it took ten years for Method Man and Redman to record a follow-up to 1999's beloved Blackout!, but one listen and you'd think it had only been ten days. Interplay during the intro proves that none of the chemistry is lost, then the slow-grinding "I'm Dope Ni**a" declares that happy and horribly high days are here again, with mentions of Club Nouveau plus Tango & Cash putting a date stamp on the duo. Their fine vintage is displayed two tracks later when "Dangerous MCees" spits "Even Herbie Hancock know where to "Rockit" over a beat that's identifiably Erick Sermon. It's topped by the Phyllis Hyman loop Pete Rock cuts for the preceding track, "A-Yo," a superior weekend anthem featuring Saukrates from Redman's Gilla House group. With the sound of the South having exploded since the first Blackout!, the hypnotic highlight "City Lights" with guest Bun B plus a UGK sample is identifiable as post-2000. Also of its time is the dreaded Auto-Tune device, which corrects some pitch here and there, although its polish is negated on "I Know Sumptn" by the very Redman lyric "Check my bowel baby/This is the mother load." Mentions of riding jet skis on land and all sorts of other absurdities sit next to innovative viewpoints on sleaze, then "Dis Iz 4 All My Smokers" does the weed song right as the blunt brothers roll over a DJ Scratch track that sounds heavily influenced by RZA. Speaking of Wu-Tang members, Raekwon and Ghostface appear on the key cut "Four Minutes to Lock Down," an intense barrage of Shaolin lyrics that helps anchor an album that's often just a party on wax. The original deserves the top spot, but think of this as the Godfather Part II of reckless boom-bap rap and you've got an idea of how well this Blackout! satisfies.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/19/2009
Label: Imports
UPC: 0602517919242
catalogNumber: 5003275
Rank: 51092

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Method Man   Primary Artist
Poo Bear   Vocals

Technical Credits

Ernie Isley   Composer
Joe Simon   Composer
Ray Noble   Composer
Buzz Clifford   Composer
Chris Jasper   Composer
Jack Robinson   Composer
Leroy Bell   Composer
Marvin Isley   Composer
O'Kelly Isley   Composer
Ronald Isley   Composer
Casey James   Composer
Reggie Noble   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth   Producer
Erick Sermon   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Method Man   Executive Producer
Keith Murray   Composer
DJ Scratch   Producer,Audio Production
Chad Butler   Composer
Pete Rock   Audio Production
Havoc   Producer,Audio Production
Anthony Acid   Engineer
Deborah Mannis-Gardner   Sample Clearance
George Spivey   Composer
James "Whizmo" Ellis   Executive Producer
Rockwilder   Producer,Audio Production
Dana Stinson   Composer
Tyrone Fyfee   Producer,Audio Production
Roosevelt Harrell   Composer
Chris Atlas   Marketing
Bink   Producer,Audio Production
King David   Audio Production
Dawud West   Art Direction
David "Gordo" Strickland   Engineer
Vinny Idol   Producer,Audio Production
Justin Rossi   Engineer
Kejuan Muchita   Composer
Buckwild   Producer,Audio Production
Clifford Smith   Composer
Steve "Swift" Thornton   Composer
Allah Mathematics   Audio Production
Melanie Rutherford   Composer
Swiff D   Audio Production
Nasty Kutt   Producer,Audio Production
Lou Savage   Engineer
R. Ousley   Composer
W. Larsen   Composer
D. Manzoor   Composer
Chris N Teeb   Audio Production
C. Grayson   Composer
Christopher Barriere   Composer
Aseneth Peck   Composer
R. Bean   Composer
John Hill   Composer
C. Woods   Composer
K. Muhammad   Composer
J. Boyd   Composer
T. Fyffe   Composer
John Atkins   Composer
P. Phillips   Composer
K. Sterling   Composer
P. Charles   Composer
K. Wailoo   Composer
Thomas Bell   Composer
Clifford Smith   Composer
D. Coles   Composer
Bernard Freeman   Composer
Anthony Best   Composer
Albert Johnson   Composer

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