Redman Drops New Single, ‘1990 Now’
Just in time for the weekend, Redman has dropped the third single from his forthcoming Muddy Waters Too album.
“1990 Now” finds the Funk Doc rhyming over a throwback groove, and acknowledging the past with more than a little nostalgia attached.
You can listen to “1990 Now” below.
“I ain’t talkin’ Lambos and F-1s / More like Rakim and KRS-One,” he spits, setting the stage for the jam to follow.
Indeed, the insistent, boastful verses give way to a lighter, party-forward chorus, with a “Clap your hands everybody” refrain and a happier keyboard sample, which concludes with the declaration “Redman rush the sound / Tell ‘em all / Fuckin’ 1990 now.”
“1990 Now” follows "I Love Hip-Hop" and “Ya!” as advance tastes of Muddy Waters Too, the long-awaited sequel to Redman’s 1996 classic Muddy Waters.
No release date has been set yet for Muddy Waters Too, but news about the album has trickled in over the course of the year. Erick Sermon is in the producer’s seat once again, and is already getting excited about people’s response to the album.
“To me, Muddy Waters Too will be classic Redman, because it will be done by me,” he told The Cipher Show (via Ambrosia for Heads). "For the last three or [more Redman] LPs, it wasn’t done by me. There’s nothing wrong with that; people stay apart. ... I happened to do five [Redman] albums. People don’t work that long. I don’t think Missy [Elliott] and Timbaland [did that]. They had broke [away] too before they came back. For you to do five albums with somebody in your crew, it doesn’t happen all the time.”
Redman himself engaged in a little hype back in March, when he tweeted what could be the album’s cover, along with the message “WUZZZAAAAAPPPPP ! THE BEGINNING !! NO TALKN !!”
Subsequent song releases have been amping up the anticipation for Muddy Waters Too, with more hype likely to come.