Method Man and Redman are finally finished up in the studio as the duo sets to release the follow up to their 1999 platinum album Blackout.
Blackout 2, which was initially scheduled to drop in 2008, was pushed back numerous times but now a solid release date has been set for this spring. After finishing up the Still High Tour with Termanalogy, the Alchemist and Evidence, Red and Meth finished and set a released date for their highly anticipated sequel.
The Wu-Tang Clan and Def Squad tandem will be releasing Blackout 2 under Def Jam Recordings on April 28th.
The album features production from Pete Rock, Rockwilda, and Erick Sermon [click to read], as Meth and Red promise to satisfy patient fans.
The track “Ayo” [click to listen] that was leaked earlier this month has been confirmed to be included on the album along with “Miss International” featuring Erick Sermon and “City Lights” featuring Bun B [click to read].
Blackout 2 will be released 10 years since the original Blackout, which was placed at the top of a lot of 1999’s best album lists. Entertainment Weekly explained how the two lyricists work so well together. “When Hip Hop’s most playfully creative rhyme stylers throw down like two superballs in a rubber room, they’re unstoppable, and make rap’s most joyous ride.”
The sequel to How High, a cult-followed “stoner film,” titled How High 2, is currently being written with production and filming to start this summer.