Redman Has Joined A New Group & It’s Electric. Here’s The First Single (Audio)
Over the last 25 years, Redman has juggled an extensive solo career with a number of very successful side projects. The Newark, New Jersey MC/producer was ushered into the Rap industry under the tutelage of EPMD. In 1998, more than five years after Red’s solo debut, he, Keith Murray, and Erick released El Nino, a gold-certified Def Jam Records album that debuted at #2. One year later, Red’ and Wu-Tang Clan’s Method Man, who had been collaborating since 1995’s “How High,” joined for the first of two high-profile Def Jam releases. 1999’s Blackout! would achieve platinum success. In the 2000s, Reggie Noble also launched Gilla House, his own fronted collective which has included Icadon, Ready Roc, and veteran Canadian MC/producer/singer Saukrates.
This week, it appears that Funk Doc has formed a new group in 1000Volts. Redman is teaming with DJ Jayceooh—a veteran turntablist, remixer, and party DJ who has worked with B.o.B., OJ Da Juiceman, and others, to make new music. Last year, he and Red’ joined forces for the “Turn Me Up Some” collaboration with Jay Psar. Less than a year old, that track has achieved more than half a million views on its official YouTube post alone.
Official first 1000Volts single “I’m Gone” features Screwed Up Click alum Trae Tha Truth. The two MCs who previously linked on Kent Money’s 2013 bloated posse cut “Cypher” rekindle the cross-country chemistry on production that differs from both artist’s solo material. In less than five days, the song has surpassed 60,000 streams.
Redman has been years at work on a sequel to his 1996 album Muddy Waters. In early 2014, the now independent artist released a video trailer to the album. Last November, Red’ released his eighth album, Mudface, which debuted in the Top 150.