Two of hip-hop’s most animated characters delivered albums last Tuesday. Redman’s fifth solo album, Malpractice, hits stores with high expectations, as both of Red’s last two efforts — 1998’s Doc’s Da Name 2000 and 1999’s collaboration with Method Man, Blackout! — eclipsing platinum status. Meth will team up with Redman once again on this album, as will Treach, Scarface, Missy Elliott, George Clinton and Def Squad partners Erick Sermon and Keith Murray. Sticky Fingaz, on the other hand, is dropping his solo debut after three albums as a part of Onyx. Black Trash: The Autobiography of Kirk Jones is a concept album that follows the adventures of Kirk Jones, an ex-convict voiced by Omar Epps that falls back into a life of crime. “I’m erasing the line between movies and music,” Sticky said. “This album was effortless. I could explore my imagination and be as creative as I wanted to. My whole career with Onyx, I don’t think I smiled once. All people saw was the ‘Throw Your Guns Up’ dimension of me. But with this project I’m getting to explore a lot of different personas and ideas.” Raekwon, Canibus, Redman, Eminem, Rah Digga and former Onyx partner Fredro Starr are among those that join Sticky on the album.