If you love energetic beats coupled with explosive lyrical content then Blackout!
is your album. This highly anticipated effort features the combined powers of the Wu-Tang Clan
's Method Man and the Def Squad
's Redman--it's 19 cuts of pure excitement. Production highlights include the RZA
-produced "Cereal Killer," Erick Sermon
's "Maad Crew," and the dark-and-dirty sounds of "Run 4 Cover," featuring the Wu's Ghostface Killah and Streetlife. The album remains focused throughout without trying to appeal to any specific audience. Lyrically Red and Meth consistently come with the best in wit and wordplay, weaving a musical tapestry that should hang on the wall of any hip-hop fan. You won't find any specific messages, themes, or philosophies, but any true head will tell you that Blackout!
is hip-hop at its best. --Kenji Jasper