Method Man & Redman - Blackout!
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Wu-Tang's 90's output had a lot of relatively serious, gritty, hardcore raps that held out strong over their initial 5 year run of dominance. However, the late 90's and early 00's saw the Wu begin to embrace funkier, groovier sounds, and this record is one of the catalysts for that shift in sonic direction. In true Wu-Tang fashion, the beats never distract from the MC's, their voices are always front and center (maybe with the exception of Da Rockwilder). Although Redman is just a Wu affiliate, ... read more


Red & Meth have great chemistry as they both kick slick rhymes time and time again. My issue with this album is the production. Much of it is handled by Erick Sermon, which on paper looks good. Unfortunately, the majority of the beats are barebones and feel cheap. They are almost consistently pulling the two MCs down. Da Rockwilder is easily the best song on here. The beat comes from Rockwilder himself, who was on a hot streak that year (Do It Again by Jay-Z). There are definitely moments ... read more


This album is highly underated. Method Man & Redman are a perfect duo. This album has many really nice tracks. I like the groovy beats and listening to this album is fun. This is Method Man & Redman's best work and should be known more


Best duo album, no doubt


Red and Meth knew the assignment. You come to the show for weed raps, hardcore rhymes and punchlines. They aren't Monet, but true artists of their craft nonetheless. The issue is that even great painters are limited if the canvas they are given sucks. These beats are terrible for the most part, more of a product of their time (the late 90s were rough for what sounds were popular) rather than the people responsible, or maybe I'm just being nice, because I expect more from the production lineup ... read more


Found a lot of sick rap albums in 2020. This maybe was one of them but I'm pretty sure I was vacuuming my apartment while I listened to this so I just completely don't remember. Rating purely off respect here.

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Track List

  1. A Special Joint (Intro)
  2. Blackout
  3. Mi Casa
  4. Y.O.U.
  5. 4 Seasons (ft. LL Cool J and Ja Rule)
  6. Cereal Killer (ft. Blue Raspberry)
  7. Da Rockwilder
  8. Tear It Off
  9. Where We At (Skit)
  10. 1, 2, 1, 2
  11. Maaad Crew
  12. Run 4 Cover (ft. Ghostface Killah and Streetlife)
  13. The ?
  14. Dat's Dat **** (ft. Mally G and Young Zee)
  15. Cheka
  16. Fire Ina Hole
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Added on: July 19, 2014