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Dare Iz a Darkside

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Redman may have become a household name among the rap community by the end of the '90s, but there was a time when he garnered little more than a cult following. Why? Well, Dare Iz a Darkside illustrates this better than any of his other '90s albums -- nowhere else has Redman ever been this odd, to be quite frank. It's fairly evident here that he'd been listening to his George Clinton records and that he wasn't fronting when he alluded to "A Million and 1 Buddah Spots" that he'd visited. In fact, this album often divides his fans. Many admire it for its eccentricities, while others deride it for being quite simply too inaccessible. It's almost as if Redman is trying to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Redman may have become a household name among the rap community by the end of the '90s, but there was a time when he garnered little more than a cult following. Why? Well, Dare Iz a Darkside illustrates this better than any of his other '90s albums -- nowhere else has Redman ever been this odd, to be quite frank. It's fairly evident here that he'd been listening to his George Clinton records and that he wasn't fronting when he alluded to "A Million and 1 Buddah Spots" that he'd visited. In fact, this album often divides his fans. Many admire it for its eccentricities, while others deride it for being quite simply too inaccessible. It's almost as if Redman is trying to puzzle listeners on Dare Iz a Darkside with his continually morphing persona. In fact, there's actually little questioning his motives -- it's a matter of fact that Redman's trying to be as crazy as he can without alienating too many of those who first knew him for his affiliation with EPMD. And while that affiliation does aid this album, since Erick Sermon plays a large role in production, it's not quite enough. If this album has one unforgivable flaw besides the debatable quirks in Redman's persona, it's the production. Sermon isn't up to his usual standards here, unfortunately, and the album could really use some of his trademark funk. But the reason most fans either feel devotion or disdain for this album isn't the beats, but rather Redman's antics. If you appreciate his wacky sense of insane humor, this album is a gold mine. If you're more into his latter-day Method Man-style rhymes, then this album probably isn't one you want to bother with. After all, though Redman became a household name by the end of the '90s, it surely wasn't because of albums like this.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/22/1994
  • Label: Def Jam
  • UPC: 731452384621
  • Catalog Number: 523846
  • Sales rank: 33,250

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dr. Trevis (2:09)
  2. 2 Bobyahed2dis (3:23)
  3. 3 Journey Throo Da Darkside (2:27)
  4. 4 Da Journee (0:31)
  5. 5 A Million And 1 Buddah Spots (1:41)
  6. 6 Noorotic (3:00)
  7. 7 Boodah Session (0:23)
  8. 8 Cosmic Slop - Keith Murray (3:32)
  9. 9 Rockafella (R.I.P.) (3:27)
  10. 10 Rockafella (5:08)
  11. 11 Green Island (5:42)
  12. 12 Basically (2:03)
  13. 13 Can't Wait (4:13)
  14. 14 Winicumuhround (4:28)
  15. 15 Wuditlookllike (3:20)
  16. 16 Slide And Rock On (3:54)
  17. 17 Sooperman Luva II (4:56)
  18. 18 We Run N.Y. (4:13)
  19. 19 Dr. Trevis (Signs Off) (1:44)
  20. 20 Tonight's da Night (3:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Redman Primary Artist, Vocals
Erick Sermon Vocals, Track Performer
Jeff Stewart Narrator
Keith Murray Track Performer
Hurricane G Track Performer
Technical Credits
Redman Composer
Bob Fudjinski Engineer
Bob Morse Engineer
Reggie Noble Producer
Erick Sermon Producer, Executive Producer
J. Stone Composer
Mike Bona Engineer
Tony Dawsey Mastering
Dave Greenberg Engineer
R. James Composer
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