by RedmanRedman


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By dropping words like "pop" and "crossover" while promoting an album on which he dares to use Auto-Tune, Redman gave his fans a heads-up that Reggie isn't your everyday effort. Based on his real name, Reginald Noble, Reggie is actually an extroverted and exuberant alter ego for Redman, the kind of guy who does production for Shaq if you check your copy of Shaq-Fu: Da Return. No surprise, then, that Reggie the album is heavy on the special guests with everyone from Bun B to Kool Moe Dee landing on the track list, while Redman acts as ringleader and/or hypeman. Folks who want it strictly hardcore won't be satisfied till the high-kicking "Tiger Style Crane" closes the show, but since the miraculous Red can go from hood cool ("Lookin' at my rolly...") to nerd cool (."..I got time like Culture Club") in just one punch line, he deserves a swing at the Ghostdini-style album. Big hooks drive infectious choruses on club bombs like "That's Where I Be" ("You pissed baby?/Don't get pee'd on/Cuz man/I run things like cream corn"), "Def Jammable" ("Don't gas me/I live near Amoco"), and "Full Nelson" ("I do it Big like March 9th in Brooklyn"), while "All I Do" with Faith Evans is the first track in Red's discography that could be tagged "breezy," paying tribute to the power of hip-hop and Michael Jackson over a lush backbeat. The Auto-Tune device is used but not abused and even the dressed-up numbers don't come off as soft, as Red is always willing to drop a line that packs an improper punch. Uptight types who want him to save hip-hop will hate on this one, but this ain't nuthin' but a party y'all, and a fun one at that.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/07/2010
Label: Def Jam
UPC: 0602527257969
catalogNumber: 001372702
Rank: 87056

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Redman   Primary Artist
Azaiez "ZUZU" Miami   Bass,Guitar

Technical Credits

Reggie Noble   Composer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Faith Evans   Composer
Claudio Cueni   Engineer
Deborah Mannis-Gardner   Sample Clearance
Dana Stinson   Composer,Producer
Chris Atlas   Marketing
Eric Krasno   Producer
Dawud West   Art Direction
Adam Deitch   Composer,Producer
Brad Todd   Engineer
DJ Khalil   Producer
Justin Rossi   Engineer
King David   Producer
M-Phazes   Producer
Rich Kidd   Producer
Threesixty   Producer
Kristen Yiengst   Artwork,Photo Coordination
Team Ready   Producer
Tone Mason   Producer
Ty Fyffe   Composer,Producer
Renee Karalian   Legal Counsel
Jimmy Giannos   Composer,Producer
Dominic Jordan   Composer,Producer
Jason Goodrich   Cover Photo
James Ellis   Executive Producer,Back Cover Photo
Efrain Rodriguez   Producer
Kevin McLoughlin   Engineer,Pro-Tools
Futuristiks   Producer

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