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The rapper and actor Redman was born Reginald Noble in New York in 1970. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of Def Squad and has had successful collaborations with Method Man and Christina Aguilera.

His debut album Whut? Thee Album, a blend of funk and reggae influences, went on to gold sales and earned him The Source magazine's Rap Artist of the Year tag. The follow-up, ... Read more in Amazon's Redman Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 22, 1994)
  • Original Release Date: November 22, 1994
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Def Jam
  • ASIN: B0000024JF
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,409 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This album has tight lyrics and beats.
stephen_XCVI
This one has 17 songs (1 Redman isn't on), and of those, 2 are classics, 2 are near classics, 1 is ok, the other 12 are good, mostly real good songs.
G$
If you like to smoke and get high then this album is definetly for you.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 13, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Redman's Dare Iz A Dark Side is one of the most underrated albums I have ever heard. This album makes your dreams come to life. It doesn't sugar coat and it doesn't manipulate your emotions. What it does do is take you to a special place that is indescribeable. Yet the feeling never seems to wear off. It takes you there every time you listen to it. The reason many people have not heard this album is that the music just doesn't have mainstream appeal; it's strictly for hip-hop sophisticates to enjoy only. Another thing that is special about this album is that there are only a couple of guest appearances. The album is mostly Redman expressing himself, which is fine with me. I've always wanted to hear expression and this album certainly represents freedom of expression.Read more ›
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By AJ on September 15, 2006
Format: Audio CD
I still don't get what he said, but this was one of the memorable lines from this classic album. Like an earlier reviewer said, 94 was a great time for hip hop, most likely we will never see a year like that again. Too bad. 94 was a year where almost any album put out was guaranteed to play all the way through. I remember actually pulling off the Parental Advisory sticker from the cover so my parents wouldn't think that there was cussing in this CD. (Which there is plenty of) This was the year after Wu-Tang Clan emerged with their classic CD "Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers." Many classic albums came out of the East Coast that year: Method Man blessed us with Tical, Gang Starr dropped Hard To Earn, Slick Rick dropped the Rulers Back, Keith Murray with The Most Beautifullest Thing in this world, on and on, too many to name. Bottom line is this was back when hip hop was hip hop, before the game was saturated with people of no talent whatsoever. 92-96 was the years that if you had a song like "Laffy Taffy" or "It's Goin Down" you were clowned and dismissed quickly. Artists did it for the love of the music, not just to make a quick buck. This was before corporations got a hold of hip hop and destroyed it.

Redman is truly an artist who will never get the real shine he deserves until he dies. He can be credited for putting New Jersey on the map and repping his area to the fullest, like NWA did Compton, Big did Brooklyn, etc, etc, etc. This album is an excellent follow up to his debut, What? Thee Album?, which is also a classic.

Bass soaked beats are the perfect compliment to Reggie Nobles dark, macabre rhymes. The skits are a bit pointless, but no album (back then or today) has good skits anyways.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 12, 2005
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Maybe it was the dark, murky sound-scape that turned some listeners off. Maybe Redman's off-the-wall humour was too over-the-top for some. After Red's 1992 classic debut "Whut? Thee Album," people must have expected more of that light, bouncy funk that made his debut def. Instead of sticking to a formula to try and avoid a sophomore curse, Red threw us all a big loop with Darkside, but the album is still bananas.

In fact -- by the time track 1 is over, you know this isn't Whut? Thee Album. Red brings back the Dr. Trevis character, and Trevis says to Red "Okay Redman, I want you to completely forget what you did on the first album." Forget he does. "Bobyahed2dis" doesn't hold a candle to "Time 4 Sum Aksion" as far as openers go, but let's stop comparing this album to Whut? for a sec. Red's voice seems to have changed just a bit from the last time we heard from him -- it's a bit higher, but no matter, he still spits fire. Out are the up-tempo James Brown loops -- in are short samples laid down over deep-ass basslines courtesy of Erick Sermon and the Funk Doc himself.

Also, Red's never been a more amusing emcee. There are at least 30 points within the album where Red's lines are "rewind-worthy." "Noorotic" is a gold-mine -- just check Red's second verse, and "Can't Wait" includes some of the most memorable closing lines ever (Switchin' speeds like Bruce Lee ridin' up Fuji in a movie). Red's goofy ability to switch roles ain't too shabby either; "Green Island" has Red rapping as himself, his alter-ego, and Uncle Quilly, your typical cranky old man. If you're not a fan of Redman's goofy-as-hell humour, it might turn you off, but if you're like me and you can't get enough of it, you'll be very happy to know that this album is basically 98% REDMAN.
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