The New Classics

March 25, 2009

New Music: Method Man & Redman, City Lights [ft. UGK]

Filed under: Download, Hip Hop, Song — Tags: , , — Greg @ 6:40 pm


Song: City Lights [ft. UGK]
Artist: Method Man & Redman
Album: Blackout! 2
Label: Def Jam
Producer: Nasty Kutt
Notes: none
Analysis: The second song to leak from Red & Meth’s upcoming sequel to their 1999 classic switches things up and goes the Southern route. Featuring the two Texas hip hop legends Bun B and the late Pimp C (although Pimp C is only present through the song’s sample), the duo pretty much confirms that Blackout! 2 will sound absolutely nothing like the original, but will be every bit as dope. Redman’s verse starts off a little shaky by using some played-out metaphors (rollin’ in my ride / my eyes real chinky), but recovers quickly once he gets into his groove, even rapping two bars in autotune. Method Man slows his own flow down a little bit also to better suit this drowsy beat, but Bun B ends up overshadowing two of my favorites on this track, probably because he feels the most at home over the instrumental. This album is a long time in the making, so I know that Red & Meth have some more good shit in store for us, and ‘City Lights’ is just another tasty treat.
Rating: 7.5
Source: Best of Both Offices



  1. Btw, the producer is Nasty Kutt (IDAP music) from Norway….

    Comment by Chria — April 1, 2009 @ 1:45 pm

  2. Much thanks. Always good when someone comes through with some info.

    Comment by gM — April 1, 2009 @ 3:25 pm

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