On this day in Hip-Hop history, Method Man and Redman released Blackout! on Def Jam.
On this day in 1999, the two East Coast rappers Method Man & Redman released their first full-length album collaboration Blackout! on Def Jam. The album included production from Redman, Erick Sermon, RZA, and Mathematics. Guests on the set included LL Cool J, Ja Rule, and Ghostface Killah.
Blackout! debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200. It would be certified platinum within months after its release. It spawned three hit singles: "Tear It Off," "Y.O.U.," and "Da Rockwilder," all of which were top twenty hits on the Rap chart.
The duo would release a sequel album, 10 years later, titled The Blackout! 2.
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