Studio album by Method Man & Redman


September 28, 1999


August 1998 - June 1999


Mirror Image Times Square
(New York City, NY)
Enterprise Recording Studios
(Los Angeles, CA)
Soundtrack Studios
(New York City, NY)
Electric Lady Studios
(New York City, NY)
36 Chambers
(Staten Island, NY)
Encore Studios
(Los Angeles, CA)
Rockin' Reel Studios
(New York City, NY)


Hip hop, East Coast hip hop, Hardcore hip hop




Def Jam Recordings


DJ Scratch, Gov Mattic, Mathematics, Reggie Noble, Rockwilder, RZA, Erick Sermon

Method Man chronology


Tical 2000: Judgement Day (1998)


Tical 0: The Prequel (2004)

Redman chronology


Doc's da Name 2000 (1998)


Malpractice (2001)

Method Man & Redman chronology


Blackout! 2 (2009)

Blackout! is the debut album by American hip hop duo Method Man & Redman, released in September 28, 1999 on Def Jam Recordings. Recording sessions were held at Mirror Image Times Square, Soundtrack Studios, Electric Lady Studios, 36 Chambers and Rockin' Reel Studios in New York City and Enterprise Recording Studios and Encore Studios in Los Angeles from August 1998 to June 1999. It is the first full-length release by Method Man and Redman after many collaborations together. The album continued a string of highly successful Def Jam releases in the late 1990s.

The album debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 254,000 copies. Both rappers enjoyed perhaps the height of their popularity as a tandem after the success of the album and its three charting singles. Music videos were made for three songs from the album, which were popular mainstays on MTV and BET. The album was certified platinum in 2000 and has since sold 1,575,000 copies. The sequel to the album, Blackout! 2, was released ten years later.

Tracklisting[edit | edit source]

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "A Special Joint (Intro)" - George, Noble, Smith Reggie Noble 1:28
2. "Blackout Method Man, Redman Miller, Morales, Noble, Sermon, Smith, Walker, Waring, Wimbley Erick Sermon 3:43
3. "Mi Casa" Method Man, Redman Noble, Sermon, Smith Erick Sermon 2:43
4. "Y.O.U." Method Man, Redman Davis, Foster, Muhammad, Noble, Sermon, Smith, Taylor Erick Sermon 4:03
5. "4 Seasons" Method Man, Redman, Ja Rule, LL Cool J Atkins, Noble, Sermon, Smith, Smith Erick Sermon 4:21
6. "Cereal Killer" Method Man, Redman Clarke, Diggs, Noble, Reid, Smith RZA 4:00
7. "Da Rockwilder" Method Man, Redman Noble, Smith, Stinson Rockwilder 2:18
8. "Tear it Off" Method Man, Redman Brailey, Clinton, Collins, Hunter, Morrison, Noble, Sermon, Shider, Smith, Erick Sermon 4:12
9. "Where We At" - Noble, Smith Reggie Noble 1:51
10. "1, 2, 1, 2" Method Man, Redman Noble, Smith, Spivey DJ Scratch 4:33
11. "Maaad Crew" Method Man, Redman Matthews, Noble, Sermon, Smith Erick Sermon 4:27
12. "Run 4 Cover" Method Man, Redman, Ghostface Killah, Streetlife Charles, Coles, Diggs, Noble, Smith RZA 4:25
13. "The ?" Method Man, Redman Atkins, Carter, Lorenzo, Mays, Noble, Smith Reggie Noble 4:50
14. "Dat's Dat Shit" Method Man, Redman, Mally G Bean, Noble, Smith Mathematics 4:19
15. "Cheka" Method Man, Redman Brown, Charity, Hines, Lynch, Noble, Pauling, Smith, Starks, Tex, Wesley, Weston, Williams Gov Mattic, Reggie Noble (co.) 3:02
16. "Fire Ina Hole" Method Man, Redman Bean, Noble, Smith Mathematics 4:21
17. "Well All Rite Cha"* Method Man, Redman Noble, Sermon, Smith Erick Sermon 4:14
18. "Big Dogs"* Method Man, Redman Noble, Sermon, Smith Erick Sermon, Redman (co.) 3:25
19. "How High (Remix)"* Method Man, Redman Levay, Noble, Prager, Sermon, Smith Erick Sermon 4:40


  • Track 6 features background vocals performed by Blue Raspberry
  • Track 13 features additional vocals performed by Missy Elliott
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