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Dare Iz a Darkside
Dare Iz a Darkside
Studio album by Redman

Released

22 November 1994

Recorded

1993-1994

Genre

Hip hop

Length

68:37

Label

Def Jam

Producer

Reggie Noble, Rockwilder, Erick Sermon (also exec.)

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Dare Iz a Darkside is the second album by American rapper Redman, released in 1994 on Def Jam Recordings. The album was primarily produced by Redman under his real name Reggie Noble, and features contributions by Erick Sermon and Rockwilder. Guest appearances are made by Redman's fellow Def Squad members Erick Sermon and Keith Murray, and former Hit Squad member Hurricane G. Redman displays a more eccentric personality on this album, so much so that one reviewer states that he may have alienated fans of his earlier work with EPMD.[1]

The album cover features Redman buried in the group up to his neck as a homage to the cover of Funkadelic's 1971 album Maggot Brain. In addition, "Cosmic Slop" shares its name with a 1973 Funkadelic album. Redman has not performed any songs from this album in recent years because it was made during a dark period of his life.

The album peaked at #13 on the Billboard 200, and #13 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. It was certified Gold in January 1995 for selling 500,000 copies in the United States. The album received mixed to positive reviews from critics.

Track listingEdit

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Dr. Trevis" - Noble Reggie Noble 2:09
2. "Bobyahed2dis" Redman Clinton, Noble, Shider, Spradley, Stewart, Stinson Reggie Noble, Rockwilder 3:23
3. "Journey Throo da Darkside" Redman Noble, Sermon, Whitfield Reggie Noble, Erick Sermon (co.) 2:27
4. "Da Journee" - Noble Reggie Noble 0:31
5. "A Million and 1 Buddah Spots" Redman Noble, Sermon Erick Sermon, Reggie Noble (co.) 1:41
6. "Noorotic" Redman Noble, Stinson Rockwilder, Reggie Noble (co.) 3:00
7. "Boodah Session" - Noble Reggie Noble 0:23
8. "Cosmic Slop" Redman, Erick Sermon, Keith Murray Murray, Noble, Sermon Reggie Noble, Erick Sermon (co.) 3:32
9. "Rockafella (R.I.P.)" - Noble, Sermon Reggie Noble 0:27
10. "Rockafella" Redman Clinton, Collins, Haywood, Noble, Worrell Reggie Noble 5:08
11. "Green Island" Redman Anderson, Noble, Stillman Reggie Noble 5:42
12. "Basically" - Noble - 2:03
13. "Can't Wait" Redman Hardy, James, Noble, Sermon Erick Sermon, Reggie Noble (co.) 4:13
14. "Winicumuhround" Redman Clinton, Noble, Sermon, Shider, Spradley Erick Sermon, Reggie Noble (co.) 4:28
15. "Wuditlooklike" Redman Noble Reggie Noble 3:20
16. "Slide and Rock On" Redman Clinton, Mason, Noble, Shider, Spradley, Telson Reggie Noble 3:54
17. "Sooperman Part II" Redman Clinton, Mason, Noble, Shider, Spradley, Telson Reggie Noble 3:54
18. "We Run N.Y." Redman, Hurricane G Burdon, Chandler, LeMay, Lomax, Noble, Parker, Rodriguez Reggie Noble 4:13
19. "Dr. Trevis (Signs Off)" - Noble Reggie Noble 1:44

ReferencesEdit

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