I've said many times that 1994 was a fanstastic year in hip hop, likely never to be that awesome again. Redman emerged again, two years after dropping his first classic album, Whut Thee Album. Dare Iz A Darkside, Redman's second, is so AWESOME that you just wondered how DARK this guy can get, and he displays that in this album. Some things MIGHT fly over your head, but there's no doubt that Redman kept you listening to everything he says, as you have no choice but to listen, and press rewind if you have to. Here's the review: Album Highlights: Well, it's a tough choice. All of these songs KNOCK, but songs like "Wuditlooklike" and the song with Hurricane G are hype lyrically, but suffer from a somewhat lackluster track. Production: Thumbs up. Erick Sermon shines here, as we get introduced to some production from Red himself and the upstart Rockwilder. Lyrics and Subject Matter: Thumbs way up. This guy's lyrics and unbelievable. Originality: Thumbs up. This was released in an era where you had to have talent on the mic to be looked @ considerably, unlike today. The Last Word: I want to give this album 5 stars, but from an overall standout. But you can't argue with this release, possibly the album in Redman's catalog that went unnoticed by most fans. But for the true hip hop heads such as myself, this album is AWESOME, and it represents Redman at the top of his superior game. Listen, and you'll be shocked and amazed. Highly recommended.
I would recommend this to a friend