On April 17th 1970, Reggie Noble was born and some 18 years later he would become Redman. Red has been involved in the hip hop scene for so long yet still doesn’t quite get the credit that some of his contemporaries receive. Although he might not have the adulation of the masses, he does get an enormous amount of credit from his fellow MC’s. An apt description of Red might very well be, your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper.
“It goes Reggie, Jay Z, Tupac, and Biggie – Andre from Outkast, Jada, Kurupt, Nas and then me.” Eminem said this when listing his top eight MC’s and it is no mistake that Reggie Noble himself, is listed first. While he is most famous for his Stoner infused lyrical collaborations with Wu Tang’s own Method man, with works like Muddy Waters and partnerships with Keith Murray and Eric Sermon (The Def Squad), The Funk Doctor Spock, A.K.A. the Redman, is considered to be a living legend of hip hop.
The partnership that he has with Method Man has gone past just the music industry and has been featured in sitcoms and films alike. Perhaps his most iconic role is in the 2001 cult classic How High, and due to the changing policy in regards to the legalization of marijuana he is apparently planning to make it part of his business.
Method Man and Redman are said to be looking to invest in a new app that makes it easy to find legal pot. BlazeNow CEO Jeremy Carr tells HipHopDX that the pair are in talks to “be involved” with the app — which, when officially launched April 20, will let users search thousands of legal dispensaries and delivery services in states where marijuana is legal — but nothing is official yet.
A Look at The Top Ten Songs at The Time of Redman’s Birth:
- Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water
- The Guess Who – American Woman
- The Beatles – Let It Be
- The Jackson 5 – ABC
- Norman Greenbaum – Spirit In The Sky
- Instant Karma (We All Shine On) – John Ono Lennon
- Edison Lighthouse – Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
- The Friends Of Distinction – Love Or Let Me Be Lonely
- Badfinger – Come And Get It
- The Supremes – Up The Ladder To The Roof