Four Tokes of Blackout! by Method Man, Redman are featured on Hip-Hop Re- Presented
Written by Bodybyloud! Vint on October 24, 2023
Blackout! by Method Man, Redman
Recently I went through the tracks on Blackout! the 1999 album by Method Man and Redman. The album is just like you would imagine it would be. It is full of headbangers, sick flows, and rambunctious personalities from two of the best emcees to pick up the mic. Rarely do we get to enjoy a pair of great solo rappers pushing each other to the top of their craft on the same team. It’s nice to see cats with dominating egos on the mic, collab like Red and Meth. They don’t have to do it. This is what makes their albums such a gift.
This Hip-Hop Re-Presented quest will be a journey of curation. I want to grab songs that made the culture great and introduce new progressive music. Let’s take charge of what we call good hip-hop. All good hip-hop music should stand toe to toe with each other. It doesn’t matter what coast, city, or region the music originates from, it’s all for the love of music that’s fun to listen to.
However, being a mental scientist, I will draw a line on content that’s not good for my mind or the minds of the youth. I’ll discuss why as we go, but if you can’t figure out why, you need to take some time and think about it.
If we want better for each other then our music should represent the mentality that creates that better. That’s all I’m saying.