Method Man and Redman will once again descend on the historic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado for the annual “420 On The Rocks” show on Wednesday (April 20). The lauded Hip Hop duo will be joined by reggae group Pepper, Prof, Collie Budz, Denm and The Underachievers with special guest Keznamdi.
The show follows the 420 pre-party on Tuesday (April 19) featuring Cypress Hill, Ice Cube, Too $hort and E-40. Of course, Red Rocks has hosted a myriad of 420 On The Rocks events over the years. In 2018, 311, Method Man and Redman headlined the show, while Ice Cube, Method Man, Redman and Action Bronson performed two years later.
The 2020 show landed on April 19, just two days after Redman’s 48th birthday and the entire entourage was in a celebratory mood. Speaking to HipHopDX backstage at the time, Method Man talked about the profound effect Redman has had on his performances.
“I’m gonna keep it 100 — and I never told anybody this — my shows were so chaotic for lack of a better word,” he said. “I was in the crowd for most of my show, doing just ridiculous shit, trying to get a vibe or something to get to itself. Soon as I started performing with this dude [points to Redman], he kind of reeled me in.
“We used get into little … not fights … ’cause we never argued, but he would try and give me little jewels here and there like, ‘Look, son, you ain’t gotta do all that shit. You just be leaving us up onstage like that. You be leaving us stranded.’ And it wouldn’t sit in my head until one day, I said, ‘Fuck it. I’m a stay on stage. I’m a see how this shit work out.’ And I started watching them for one show and started imitating a lot of the shit he was doing. From there, it just locked in. It was just chemistry.”
That chemistry will undoubtedly be on display this year, too. The show kicks off at 4:15 p.m. MST while doors are open at 4 p.m. MST. Tickets are currently on sale here.