Redman’s ‘Muddy Waters’ Turns 20 Years Old Today

blame it on JES7 December 10, 2016

Today (Dec. 10th) marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Redman‘s Muddy Waters LP (the official follow up to his 1994 classic Dare Iz a Darkside).

Largely produced by Reggie Noble himself, alongside contributions from Erick Sermon, Rockwilder, Pras and Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis, the Funk Doc’s third studio album received high praises from sites like Rap Reviews and All Music.

Led by the singles “Whateva Man” and the infectious “Pick It Up,” Muddy Waters continued with the running theme of deep funk samples (the album cover of Dare Iz a Darkside is a direct nod to Funkadelic’s Maggot Brain LP), tapping into the sounds of The Isley Brothers, Rick James, Le Pamplemouse, Curtis Mayfield and The Heath Brothers’ “Smilin’ Billy Suite Pt II” — the same exact sample used by Q-Tip on Nas’ “One Love.”

Celebrate this monumental occasion by lighting one up and taking a trip down memory lane with us. Stream the entire album (on Youtube) below.