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Album Review

Hip-hop fans have known for years that Method Man and Redman are two of the top MCs in the field, and their tour together not only proved the fact, but also showed they rap incredibly well together. Their deliveries are similar and the flow never falters, but the hint of gravel in Meth's voice makes them easily distinguishable. Now, with Blackout!, the duo's first album together (though both guested on each other's 1998 LPs), listeners have the proof on wax. Skating on top of spare, hard-hitting productions by Erick Sermon, Wu-Tang's RZA, Mathematics, and Redman himself — under his Reggie Noble alias — Meth and Redman trade off on hardcore rhymes and freestyle over each other. There's barely room for breath, but the rhymes are tight and inventive throughout. There are only two guest appearances (for Ja Rule & LL Cool J on "4 Seasons" and Ghostface and Street on the hilarious Blair Witch Project send-off "Run 4 Cover"), and the focus on just Meth and Redman makes for an even tighter, more combustible LP. Even with the high expectations that come along with a project of this magnitude, Blackout! rarely disappoints.

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hot beats

Hot beats, top quality lyrics from red and meth, overall a fun hiphop album

great album

I used to listen to this album every night for about 6 months. It was my absolute favourite album. It's fun, funky, fresh, funny and banging! But now years later this album is less amazing and becomes boring quickly. If i listened to it now for the first time I would give it a 3, but because i used to love it so much i give it 4 for nostalgia's sake. There is only really one rapper on this album that annoys me and thus one annoying track on this album. I do reccomend this album if you are a meth or red fan or if you are a hip hop head who is looking for something to try out.

Biography

Born: 01 April 1971 in Hempsted, NY

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Method Man was the first solo star to emerge from the groundbreaking Wu-Tang Clan. His mush-mouthed, sandpaper-rough bellow (at times recalling EPMD's Erick Sermon) and imaginative rhymes easily made him one of the most recognizable, unpredictable MCs in the group, yet his flow was more deliberate and laid-back than the Wu's resident loose cannon, Ol' Dirty Bastard. On his solo records, Method Man developed a persona that swung from offhand, understated menace to raucous stoner humor....
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