Redman – Blow Your Mind

Redman released his debut single “Blow Your Mind” back on August 27, 1992. The track was produced by Erick Sermon and was the first single off his debut album, “Whut? Thee Album“.

Whenever you get Erick Sermon and Reggie Noble together, you know it’s going to be a classic.  In this case, Erick Sermon provides the beat and needs a little more than a couple of samples to achieve classical status on this track.  He uses, “The Payback (Intro)” by James Brown, “Theme From The Black Hole” by Parliament and “Computer Love” by Zapp. Its percussion also samples “Outstanding” by Gap Band (and the vocal sample of “you blow my mind baby“) and “Sing A Simple Song” by Sly & The Family Stone.


The rhymes are as clever as any Redman track.  The funniest part of the song is when he starts to rap in Korean.  The question was, “Is that really Korean and what does it mean?”  He claims someone who works for Def Jam wrote it for him and it’s about chicks and weed.  Does anyone here know fluent Korean so we can know exactly what Redman is saying? So when we get to the chorus and he says, “Press rewind if I haven’t blown your mind“, you know you did just that!

AHHHH!! Look out, it’s the Funkadelic Funk for chumps
who don’t be knowin my name, I tear the frame out ya punks
I make ya slide, make ya slip, make ya wanna backflip
I get biz with the skit, I DJ like Quik
The topnotch of the block, cause I carry a glock
Only hot rocks I’m hot, so give up the props
My style is HUMMIN CUMMIN ATCHA, duck or get backed up
Dispatcher: ‘Red, get freaky to the rapture’
So come on light the buddha check your honey while I scoop her
The Soopafly, Jimmy fly Snooka rips the roof off
Then hook off on your crew, to the check of one to two
It’s you, who? (AGA-AHHH! WWAAAAAH!) Redman with the Kung-Fu
Come on and get down and boogie oogie with the ruffneck
Hit women like Madonna all the way down to Smurfette
But first get your tables I roast your whole record label kids
Yo E (Whassup G?) Briiiiiidge!”Press rewind if I haven’t blown your mind” [x2]

I do the hustle like Russell, Rush the stage with Simmons
Deadly venom, makes me Poison like Michael Bivins
or a cobra, pop more pop, than Coca-Cola
Next to Yoda I’m a Star at War, plus roller coaster
I got my mind made up GURRRRL, come on and get it if you widdit troop
Krush Groovin smooth as the lightning loops
The kind of loops I sample from a James Brown group
I give credit, cause I’m cautious, about lawsuits
PsychoBetaP-Funk, got styles hard as tree trunks
For real punk, you got a blunt, light it cause I need one
And get down with the irrelevant funk to make ya jump
with the fly human being, watch me freak it in Korean

Chu ri ka pi kyura mulla kara
Nu gu nya nada na na nun Redman
Na bo da challan nom hana do upda …
… Nah Duke, forget it

I rip shop in hip-hop I get props my lip rocks
The rap stuff’s more spooky than movies from Hitchcock
Sit back relax let me rip to the funk track
And press rewind if I haven’t blown your mind [KRS-One:] (“REE-WIND!!”)

“Press rewind if I haven’t blown your mind”
“Press rewind if I..”

HA-UHH, let me get busy with the funky fly stuff
cause I cut your freakin eyes, fuck Bruce Willis because I die rough
It’s the Funkadelic Redman and I hit ya with the
Funkadelic level, the P-Funk, the devil
The spectular, Blackula, bust holes like Dracula
Loaded of course, more Legend than Acura
I’m swift, I like big spliffs so I tisk tisk a tasket
Plus keep the glock in my basket
I cough up a lung cause I freak it with the tongue
cause I can ‘Wax on! Wax off!’ like Daniel-son
Do the yea yea, boogey say up jump the boogey
to the boogey to the boogey thanks to E cause he hooked me
So fuck what ya heard, word to herb, cause I mack
Framalama, plus I kick the grammar, straight from – NEW JERZ
It’s the renegade rap Redman, really who rip rhymes in rough mode
Yo, hold your breath while I explode!

“Press rewind if I haven’t blown your mind”
“Press rewind if I haven’t blown your mind”

This single also came with a remix.  The remix had a heavier Zapp sample of “Dance Floor” where they use the vocal sample of “You, you blow my mind” as the bridge. Being born and raised in Los Angeles, this was my favorite version!  Who doesn’t love a Zapp track, especially those on the left coast?

Which one is your favorite?  No matter what, they are both dope and classics!  We salute you Reggie for “getting freaky with the rapture!”

-Al E.

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