Rap veteran Redman has broken down the make-up behind his music alter ego ‘Reggie Noble’ and said snapping into his side personality gives him the ability to rap over beats outside of hip-hop.
According to Red, his new Reggie album would be a change from what his core fan base is used to.
“I went in on the album. It’s not a Redman album, it’s a Reggie album so it’s like ‘Redman Presents Reggie’ so it’s no skits, no ‘Superman Loova’ on it, none of the Redman antics y’all are used to on the album. Something different — it’s not really like an alter ego, it’s like an alter ego in the music, as far as the love of music. As far as Redman, you always have to be hip-hop because everyone’s expecting it, you can just drop hip-hop beats. Reggie Noble, he’s just all around music, international. I want to do all kinds of music every where. I would do house music, techno, I would rap over bongos if I got to. It don’t matter.” (“Tim Westwood TV”)
The tracklisting to Red’s new album has already hit the Internet.
1. Reggie (Intro) 2. That’s Where I B feat. DJ Kool 3. Def Jammable 4. Full Nelson feat. Ready Roc, Runt Dawg & Saukrates 5. Lift It Up 6. All I Do feat. Faith Evans 7. Lemme Get 2 feat. Saukrates 8. Mic, Lights, Camera, Action 9. Cheerz feat. Ready Roc & Melanie Rutherford 10. Rockin’ Wit Da Best feat. Kool Moe Dee 11. Lite 1 Witcha Boi feat. Method Man & Bun B 12. When The Lites Go Off feat. Poo Bear 13. Tiger Style Crane (Reggie)
Last year, Red said he was not scared to inject auto-tune into the album.
“I got it on my new album — I don’t care,” said in an interview about auto-tune. “Reggie Noble is doing the album, not Redman. Let’s get that clear. Reggie Noble don’t give a f*ck! He wanna do auto-tune. He wants to do a pop record. He just wants to domusic because he loves music. What’s the difference between Reggie Noble and Redman is that this Reggie Noble album is more conceptual. It got concepts on it, it got auto-tune on it, it got a pop record on it. I had fun on it. I’m just throwing it out, giving it to Def Jam.” (Rap-Up)
Outside of the new album, Red is also preparing additional new releases.
“The Black Out 3 is coming, Muddy Waters Part 2 is coming and How High Part 2 is coming. But remember, Universal owns the motherf**king rights to How High. They own the names, they own the characters, they own the whole f**king s**t. If Red and Meth do a movie, we might can’t call it How High. Only person that can get us out of that is Keenan Ivory Wayans.” (All Hip Hop)
Reggie is scheduled to drop Tuesday, December 7th.
Check out Redman’s interview down below: