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Doc's Da Name 2000
Doc's Da Name 2000
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
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The pride of Newark takes a slow rumble through hip-hop's history on his fourth album, jacking whatever beats he takes a shine to: Ice Cube, Audio Two, and the Beastie Boys all get their hits heavily rewritten, and on the ...  more »


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All Artists: Redman
Title: Doc's Da Name 2000
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Label: Universal Japan
Release Date: 6/4/2007
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
Styles: East Coast, Gangsta & Hardcore, Pop Rap, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

The pride of Newark takes a slow rumble through hip-hop's history on his fourth album, jacking whatever beats he takes a shine to: Ice Cube, Audio Two, and the Beastie Boys all get their hits heavily rewritten, and on the closing Roni Size collaboration, "I Got A Secret," he invents a dazed, earthy style of drum 'n' bass rhyming. As the title suggests, there's some conceptual/identity overload going on here, but Redman's spilling over with sly turns of phrase and goofy allusions (as well as gratuitous chickenhead/baby-mama baiting), and his Def Squad teammate Erick Sermon lightens up on his trademark swampy boom, giving himself more room to cram his word hoard into. Every imaginable space is full of blunted puns, fleeting samples, and yelps of "Yo!" --Douglas Wolk

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Norfeest | Washington DC USA | 01/02/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I'm a HUGE Redman fan. There's something intangible about Redman that endears him to hip hop lovers on so many levels. After dropping classics like Muddy Waters, Whut Thee Album, and Dare Iz A Darkside, my guess would be that fans were expecting more of that grimy production that was so prevelant on his previous releases. I think the complaints are because this was the first Redman album that garnered less than 5 stars, but a lot of those complaints are totally baseless -- Redman don't make bad albums (Malpractice was less than stellar, but still good). Even though things where slightly different on this joint, the production from Erick Sermon, Rockwilder, and Red himself is still on point (and really not all that different -- just tweaked a lil' bit). You can still expect all the routine Redman staples -- the typical Def Squad collabo with E Double and Mr. Murray, a Soopaman Lova sequel (this time with the underrated Dave Hollister on the hook), Method Man collabo, etc...

The first problem to jump out at me was the abundance of overdone skits. While it was hilarious on the Dare Is A Darkside LP and mildly funny on the Muddy Waters LP, this time out Red runs a lot of the very same jokes into the ground and they come off kind of stale. Outside of that, there are only one or two joints on the album that are kind of "eh" (D.O.G.S. & My Zone) in my opinion, but nothing on the album is wack.

Doc's Da Name is one of the best rap LPs to come out in '98. The sound may be a little different from his previous releases, but Doc can get down over any beat and still come off. I recommend adding this album to your collection.

Standout Tracks: Beet Drop, Da Goodness feat. Busta Rhymes, Jersey Yo!, Boodah Break, I'll Bee Dat!, Well All Rite Cha feat. Method Man, Get It Live, Keep On '99, Cloze Ya Doorz feat. Double O, Tame, Diezzel Don, Roz, Gov-Mattic, & Young Z (My Favorite), I Got A Secret, and Dah Dah DaHHH"
Switch From Aaron To Roy, And Give You "Primal Fear"
Amparo Acosta | Miami, Florida United States | 02/01/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In 1998, rap music experienced a high level of commercial acceptance and exploitation, the magnitude of which had scarcely been seen before. Most major record labels embraced artists whose images and portrayals revolved around financial decadence, violence, and substance abuse. These are issues that have always been somewhere in the mix of hip-hop culture, but in the late '90s such subjects took total precedence over previously, at least equally, appreciated subjects such as lyrical agility, humor, positivity, and self-awareness. Redman represents a few of these attributes -- humor and lyrical agility in particular -- on Doc's da Name 2000. The sound Redman achieves on this album is characteristic of his previous albums. With production credits going mostly to Erick Sermon, the bass-intensive and melodic beats on Doc's da Name 2000 allow Redman to deliver the raw Newark, NJ, flow for which he's known and liked. Redman produced a few of the songs on this album, including "Jersey Yo!." A mildly funny skit that describes the attitude of a certain "Little Bricks" resident precedes this selection. There are actually five skits on the album, which, like most skits on an often-played album, become very unfunny after a few repetitions. On "Jersey Yo!" Redman uses a slow and funky guitar sound over tight drums and a fluid bassline. Redman is also responsible for the production of "Da Goodness," a song that features Busta Rhymes. The instrumentation in this song has a futuristic, almost minimal, sound that mimics the music Busta Rhymes frequently flows over. Not stopping there, Redman spits lyrics in "Da Goodness" with what could be identified as Busta's lyrical style -- and he does it well. The result is an entertaining song that exemplifies Redman's skill as a talented lyricist and producer. "Beet Drop," another cut produced by Redman, is a brief but funny cover of the Beastie Boys' "It's the New Style." Other MCs that join Redman here include Method Man on "Well All Rite Cha"; Double O, Tame, Diezzel Don, Gov-Mattic, and Young Z (of the Outsiders) on "Close Ya Doorz"; Markie and Shooga Bear on "My Zone!"; and Erick Sermon and Keith Murray on "Down South Funk." Fans should note that the latest episode of "Sooperman Lova (IV)" is witness to "sooperman lova switching to sooperman villain." The last selection on this album is a gem -- a rhyme delivered over a jungle (aka drum'n'bass) rhythm track that was produced by the well-known Roni Size. A close look at the liner notes reveals an additional unique item on Doc's da Name 2000: Redman had A&R, marketing, and project coordination responsibilities on this album -- a scenario not often seen in the music industry."
4th solo from the Redman is another tight one
G$ | B-More, MD | 09/05/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"2 years passed and Redman is back with his 4th solo album. Like most of his albums, a lot of tracks, some guests, and nice production, and pleasing. There is no denying the man has skills on the mic and is a bit off the meter with some of his rhymes. Being in the rap game for about 7 years at the time of this release, he had a nice fan base, that started to explode near this with his collabo's with Method Man and Def Squad in the time before this, and many expected a perfect album, while not perfect, it is a damn good one. With 18songs (1 he isn't on), you have guests on 6 of them so you get alot of Redman, and the guests are for the most part, nice. Of the 18 songs, 1 is a classic, 1 is almost a classic, 6 or 7 are ok, and the rest are good songs. Production is nice, and handled by his usual producers. Erick Sermon does 12 songs, Redman does 4, Rockwilder and Roni Size each do 1. A must have album.

#2 - 8
#3 - 10 (CLASSIC -- tight beat)
#4 - 8
#6 - 7
#7 - 8.5 (f/ Dizzle Don, Gov Matic, Double O, Roz, Young Z -- no Redman -- tight beat)
#8 - 8.5
#9 - 6.5
#11 - 8 (f/ Erick Sermon)
#12 - 8.5 (f/ Method Man -- also on their "Blackout" album)
#14 - 9.5 (f/ Busta Rhymes -- great beat)
#15 - 8 (f/ Markie)
#16 - 8.5
#18 - 7.5 (f/ Erick Sermon & Keith Murray)
#19 - 7
#20 - 6.5
#22 - 9 (nice beat)
#23 - 7.5 (f/ Dave Hollister)
#24 - 7

Reggie Noble -- b. 4/17/70 -- Newark, NJ
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