4/17/2017 04:01:00 PM

Redman 'Funk From Hell' (The Source, 1992)

Redman 'Funk From Hell' (The Source, 1992)
Redman 'Funk From Hell' (The Source, 1992)

A quick shout-out to Redman, who is celebrating his 47th birthday today! Bursting on the scene in '89-90 with EPMD, Redman has been putting that work in - on-stage and in the booth - ever since. One of the true stage performers in hip-hop, Red & Mef will give you an amazing show every time they come out to perform. In the booth, one of a very select few MCs who has delivered back to back to back smash albums with 'Whut? Thee Album,' 'Dare Iz a Darkside,' and 'Muddy Waters;' not to mention hits with Meth, EPMD, The Hit Squad, and a long list of successful solo releases since. Arguments have quietly been made for Redman to join the ranks of the greatest to ever do it and while content may not be his strongest gift, you can put a check inside just about every other box. Reppin' Jersey to the fullest, he's shown consistency and longevity with no signs of stopping. In fact, at 47yrs old, he's embarrassing artists half his age out here.