Straight outta Jersey, the Funk Doctor Spock spoke on the release of some new projects this year, including “Muddy Waters 2,” an EP, and also a new album. While looking back on a historic career, Redman explained what pushed him to be the rapper he is now. Check it out after the jump.
What sparked the nostalgia was the line, “Sat down and opened my mind and said it’s time for me to design the right lines,” from his sophomore album, “Dare Iz A Darkside.” He went on to elaborate his state of mind…
“At that time when I wrote that I was in the midst of establishing myself from a crew. From a very large crew that really opened the door of crews out there like Wu-Tang and Odd Future and Young Money. We was the originators of having a crew. Hit Squad, do your homework. EPMD, Das EFX, K-Solo, Keith Murray. We the original ones. So, when I wrote that line I was in the midst of establishing myself to be different from the rest of my crew. Cause everyone was large. Das EFX had a platinum record in ’91 and they was from the East Coast. That’s unheard of. EPMD was constantly gold. K-Solo was spelling on the records to make himself stand out. So, when I was doing my albums and stuff I was still generated with my crew, but I had to let everybody know I was more funk. I was more lyrics. And I was lyrical skill.”
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