Reggie

Songfacts®:

  • This song serves as the introduction and title track to rapper Redman's tenth studio album (including the three that he recorded with Method Man). The title refers to Redman's birth name, Reggie Noble.
  • Despite the way this track sounds, it isn't a freestyle. Redman explained to Artist Direct: "I wrote it like a freestyle because it has no hooks. Sha Money gave me the beat. He's a great VP by the way. He was A&R-ing beats before he got on it, and he has a great ear for beats. I had an intro already, but with the way the album was sounding, the intro I had was more Muddy Waters. I might put it on a Muddy Waters joint. The current intro is the perfect introduction to some new s--t. That's the way I look at it."
  • Redman told Artist Direct why he titled the album Reggie: "It was done almost like a mixtape. When you get out of that box, you didn't want to just try and think of some weird s--t like, 'Alright, I'm going to do something way to the left and be different.' There wasn't a personality change. It was about give you all a different side of what I listen to. If I played you a playlist of what I'd listen to, you'd be tripping! I might go from some Diana Ross Who's The Boss to Enigma. That's where I'm at with it. It was all to give you a different ear."

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