Discovered by EPMD's Erick Sermon in the early 1990s, rapper Redman quickly established himself as one of the most original and outrageous personalities in hip-hop. The man born Reggie Noble truly shook up the scene with his '92 debut, WHAT? THEE ALBUM--a torrential out-powering of blunted, schizophrenic party jams that looked to P-funk for grooves and the darkest sectors of the id for lyrical inspiration. A steady string of albums followed, as well as several "high"-profile collaborations on the big screen and in the studio with Method Man as hip-hop's answer to Cheech and Chong. While some critics derided Redman for losing his step in the early '00s, he returned strong on 2007's REDMAN GONE WILD.