This 25-Minute Redman & Method Man 1999 Freestyle Shows How High They Fly (Audio)
Just when it seemed the gems Tim Westwood pulls out of his vault could not get any better–with vintage freestyles from O.D.B. Eminem & Proof, Snoop Dogg, and more–he releases a 25-minute cypher from Redman and Method Man.
In 1999, the “How High” pair were in London promoting their Blackout! album. As was customary with visits to the UK they stopped by Westwood’s radio show and unleashed the mother of all freestyles. While there are bits and pieces of songs like Method Man’s “Gravel Pit” and his verse from RZA’s “Glocko Pop,” the vast majority of the verses for both MCs are strictly off the top of the dome.
Red & Meth flow over all styles of beats from Pharoahe Monch’s “Simon Says” to Mobb Deep’s “Quiet Storm” to Dr. Dre’s “Still Dre,” capping things off with The Notorious B.I.G.’s “I Got A Story to Tell.” While the rhymes are not always flawless, they are absolutely fearless, as they spit about anything and everything–even noting when the DJ screws up–all without missing a step.