Malpractice

Malpractice

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by Redman
     
 

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Since he made his boisterous debut with the rebel-rousing single "Time 4 Sum Aksion" from Whut? Thee Album, Reggie "Redman" Noble (a.k.a. the Funk Doctor Spoc) has kept his rap persona outlandish, his beats funky, and his rhymes hilarious. And his fifth solo disc, Malpractice, is no exception. Setting things off with

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Since he made his boisterous debut with the rebel-rousing single "Time 4 Sum Aksion" from Whut? Thee Album, Reggie "Redman" Noble (a.k.a. the Funk Doctor Spoc) has kept his rap persona outlandish, his beats funky, and his rhymes hilarious. And his fifth solo disc, Malpractice, is no exception. Setting things off with the amped club-banger, "Let's Get Dirty," Red continues to bring the ruckus with high-energy tracks such as "Dat Bitch," featuring Missy Elliott, and "Enjoy the Ride," a pulsing posse cut with help from Method Man, Saukrates, and Streetlife. Red's offbeat sense of humor remains intact: On the funk-influenced "J.U.M.P.," featuring George Clinton, he proclaims that he's "stickin' the Easter Bunny for sneaker money." By working with talented producers such as Rockwilder and his Def Squad partner-in-rhyme Erick Sermon, Redman is sure to keep his fans in stitches with Malpractice. Abby Addis

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
During the three-year gap separating Redman's previous album, Doc's da Name 2000 (1998), from Malpractice, the crazed New Jersey rapper became a bona fide superstar thanks to his collaboration with the ubiquitous and ridiculously recognized Method Man. It now seems that the same sort of excessively brash attitude that somewhat burdens Method Man's superstar ego has become a staple of Redman's as well. That sort of lazy overconfidence often leads to effortless redundancy -- this is a problem that creeps into Malpractice. After nearly a decade, Redman's countless skits and his ever-wacky but still-the-same antics just don't seem as fresh and amusing as they once were. Furthermore, with his newfound Method Man-like arrogance, his old tricks seem even tougher to stomach. It'd be different if Redman took a Missy Elliott-like approach to Malpractice and made an effort to continually flip styles and keep things fresh with each album. That's not the case, though. Rather, he turns in a repeat performance of his last few solo albums. Erick Sermon again crafts a number of the beats, and Redman returns to many of the same lyrical motifs that fueled his past work. So, in a sense, you can commend Redman for his consistency; after all, his rhymes are always a grin and he even produces a good chunk of Malpractice. Unfortunately, if you've heard his previous albums, this is going to feel very familiar. It's guests like George Clinton and the aforementioned Missy Elliott who keep things fresh, and there's no shortage of guests here, but even they can't salvage the record's déjà vu feeling. It's not easy criticizing Malpractice, since it is a relatively strong album with some nice moments such as the lead single, "Let's Get Dirty." But being Redman's fifth solo album, you expect a little more growth; instead you get what feels like a repeat performance.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/22/2001
Label:
Def Jam
UPC:
0731454838122
catalogNumber:
548381

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Performance Credits

Redman   Primary Artist
DJ Kool   Track Performer
DMX   Vocals
Method Man   Track Performer
Keith Murray   Track Performer
Saukrates   Track Performer
Te Te   Track Performer
Jewell   Vocals
Thomas Lytle   Track Performer

Technical Credits

George Clinton   Composer
Kevin Lewis   Engineer
Reggie Noble   Composer
Erick Sermon   Composer,Producer
Tommy Uzzo   Engineer
Mike Hogan   Engineer
Adam F   Arranger,Director,Producer
L. Stuart Young   Engineer
Michael Parnin   Engineer
Rockwilder   Producer
Mike Koch   Engineer
DJ Twinz   Producer
Diverse   Producer

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Malpractice 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I personally think Redmans new cd is da bomb!Hes the best rapper in the world and i recommend that you should buy the cd cause its amazing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Redman has been in this career longer than babies want pacifiers and he still inderrated. While Jay-Z, Nas and other's are involved in the discussion of the illest, he is not mentioned. He comes up with some of the witties, wildest and punchline filled lyrics at the moment,with hardcore supremecy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yo Redman you da bomb your song lets get dirty(Ican't get in the club) is what makes me rememba you.