Whut? Thee Album

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Whut? Thee Album is the debut album from American hip hop artist Redman, released September 22, 1992 on Def Jam Recordings. While taking place at Ian London Studios, North Shore Soundworks and Power Play Studios, recording sessions began in 1991 and continued into 1992. The album heavily features production from Redman and fellow Hit Squad member Erick Sermon, with additional production from Parrish Smith, Mr. Bozack, and Pete Rock.

Upon its release, Whut? Thee Album peaked at number forty-nine on the Billboard 200 chart. By June 1993 it was certified gold in sales by the RIAA, after sales exceeding 500,000 copies in the United States. The album initially garnered favorable reviews from music critics due to Redman’s humorous lyrics, and the album’s production, which was noted as having the “EPMD sound.” Over the years, Whut? has been commonly esteemed as a classic hip hop album, and along with Muddy Waters, it is widely regarded as Redman’s best work.

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