Hip Hop’s most notable duo – Def Jam artists Method Man and Redman hit the road this holiday season to support the release of their first feature film How High, which will be released by Universal Pictures on December 21st and soundtrack, hitting stores on December 11th.
The tour will begin on December 2nd in Phoenix, AZ and end on December 30th in Miami, FL. The two pair up to perform such classic hits as “How High” the duos first collaboration, “Bring Da Pain,” a Method favorite, and “How To Roll A Blunt” a Redman club banger along with brand new tracks “Round & Round” and “Part II,” from the film’s soundtrack. The tour will feature the newest member on the Def Jam roster, N.O.R.E.
Hailing from the infamous group CNN with his partner Capone, the group first gained notoriety back in 1997 with the release of their debut classic The War Report that earned them instant street credibility as true storytellers. That following year, N.O.R.E released his self-titled debut album, which spun the underground, hit singles “Superthug” and “N.O.R.E” followed by his 1999 sophomore release Melvin Flynt – Da Hustler both albums are certified Gold. On March 5th N.O.R.E will release Grimey…God’s Favorite, his first solo release on Def Jam.
The How High soundtrack features singles like “Round and Round” (remix), an infectious playful cut with Method Man featuring Def Soul’s new songstress Jonell and the follow-up to the Red & Meth classic, “How High” called “Part II.” The video for “Part II,” directed by Chris Robinson, world premiered on BET’s “All Access” on November 12th. Another notable track is an ultimate hip hop collaboration as Red and Meth team up with alternative hip hop favorites Cypress Hill for their version of the 70’s War classic “Cisco Kid.”
The How High soundtrack features must have singles, “N2Gether Now,” the rap/rock Meth and Limp Bizkit cut and the Grammy Award winning Meth featuring Mary J. Blige single “All I Need.” Other soundtrack highlights include seminal singles like Meth’s “Bring Da Pain,” Red’s “How to Roll a Blunt,” “Da Rockwilder” and the original “How High.” The soundtrack also features club favorites “Party Up” from DMX and Ludacris’ “What’s Your Fantasy.”
In the film How High, “Silas” (Method Man) and “Jamal” (Redman) are, two regular guys who smoke something magical, ace their college entrance exams and wind up at Harvard. Ivy League ways are strange but Silas and Jamal take it in stride – until their supply of supernatural smoke runs dry. That’s when they have to start living by their wits and rely on their natural resources to make the grade. The film also stars Lark Voorhies and Hector Elizondo.
Jesse Dylan, an award-winning commercial and music video director, makes his feature film debut with Jersey Shore’s How High, a comedy written by Dustin Lee Abraham for everybody old enough to know that lighting up is not the key to higher test scores. Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Shauna Garr and James Ellis are the producers; Pamela Abdy, Louis G. Friedman and Jonathan Weisgal are executive producers.
Long known for their playful rhymes, head-bangin tracks, and outlandish humor, this ultimate tag team made their musical marks in the early 90’s with such breakthrough solo albums as Method Man’s Tical and Redman’s Docs Da Name. Each with multi-platinum albums under their belts, Meth and Red released their first full-length pairing in 1999, the platinum plus smash Blackout.
Catch Meth, Red & N.O.R.E At The Following Venues: