On December 7, Newark, New Jersey veteran emcee Redman will release his seventh solo album, Reggie. The 18-year tenured Def Jam Records artist confirms features with Method Man, Bun B and Faith Evans for the album, but promises it is not a typical Redman project (listen to “Defjammable” or “Party”). For those seeking a more conventional Redman sound, the Funkdoctor spoke to Def Jam’s Young Sav about a long-rumored project in the works.

“I’ma do a Muddy Waters 2 and take it back, [which I’ll release] next year,” Redman confirmed while backstage at a recent video shoot. “[If] y’all want that ’90s feel back again, check for Muddy Waters 2 next year, I’ll bring that to you.”

Released in 1996, the original Muddy Waters was significant in establishing Redman’s unique vocal styles and subject matters. The gold-certified release featured a lot of self-production, as well as key involvement from Red’s mentor, Erick Sermon, as well as participation from Rockwilder and K-Solo. Asked when and how he’ll do this sequel, Red answered, “Next summer… [by] next September, ’cause I want to put in work with [Erick] Sermon. Yeah!”

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Despite the new sound on the upcoming Reggie, Redman still encourages fans to hear his new material and show their support. “I need everybody at the fuckin’ store…It’s a movement, it’s not just about record sales anymore. Fuck that.”

Redman’s Reggie is planned for December 7 release.