Exclusive: Redman Blames Universal For "How High 2" Delay, "They're Not Opening That Money Door"
Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 10:00AM
Redman reveals to SOHH why the highly anticipated follow-up to his stoner film with Method Man, How High, may not hit theaters.
Redman blames Universal for holding up the production of How High 2.
"As far as Universal, bad move," he told SOHH. Everybody that we promoted the [movie] to all out fans we thank you for listening and rooting for us and wondering when the new movie coming out but it's not our fault. It's a business move. Universal are not pushing. They're not opening that money door for us to shoot it. We promoted the shit out of that movie. We got the whole world waiting for a How High 2. [They'd] be stupid not to just throw money and say let's just do it because it's already promoted. That's the real deal. It's business, paperwork, not us."
The first edition of this pot head comedy was released in 2001.
Two guys by the name of Silas (Method Man) and Jamal (Redman) decided to one day smoke something magical, which helps them to ace their college entrance exam. This eventually lands them in Harvard, where they're surrounded by the world of Ivy Leaguers. Although their new lifestyle is much different from back home, they kept on having fun until their supernatural smoke runs out. Now, they are on their own and they have to rely on each other to survive. (IMDB)
In October of 2008, Redman announced that a follow-up to the cult classic was in the works.
"We shooting How High part two. We in the midst of shit. We want to represent all the smokers. We coming out for ya'll. Me and Meth take this marijuana shit real deal, real serious. That How High two, we doing it again. All your favorite characters. I'm coming back in with it baby. (OutThaBoxTV)
Though, it doesn't look they will be collaborating on a How High sequel any time soon, Meth and Red are planning to release a follow up to their collabo album called Blackout 2.
10 years after the release of Method Man and Redman's classic album, 1999's Blackout!, the blunt-smokin' hip-hop duo have finally unveiled Blackout 2 (out May 19). Blackout 2 was produced by Erick Sermon and Pete Rock, and features guest appearances by Wu-Tang's Raekwon and Southern hip-hop duo UGK. (Spin)