Redman (born Reggie Noble on April 17, 1970 in Newark, New Jersey), is an African-American rapper who became popular as an artist on the Def Jam label in the early 1990s.
After Erick Sermon of the seminal group EPMD spotted Redman freestyling in a New York club, Sermon added him to the Hit Squad crew of aspiring MCs (along with K-Solo, Sermon's EPMD, Das EFX and Keith Murray). Redman made his rapping debut on the EPMD songs "Hardcore" and "Brothers On My Jock" off their third album Business As Usual (Def Jam 1990). Redman's 1992 Def Jam debut Whut? Thee Album broke into the US Top 50, achieved gold status in the United States. Prominent hip hop magazine The Source subsequently named Redman the Rap Artist of the Year for 1993.
Redman's solo career continued throughout the remainder of the decade, with each of his albums selling at least half a million copies. His musical style has remained very consistent, rarely deviating from a combination of Redman's unique braggadocious wit and hard, P-funk-influenced beats. In addition to releasing albums under his own name, he is part of the group Def Squad (along wi...
|Origin||Newark, New Jersey|
|Born||April 17, 1970|
|Genre||Hip hop music|
|Associated acts|| Method Man|