Years on Def Jam: 1992-Present
Signature Def Jam Song: "Time 4 Sum Aksion" (1992)

Rap mastery in the form of funkadelic thuggery made Redman a break out among the timbos and knit hats Eric Sermon assembled in the Def Squad. One of the highest batting average in the entire league, Redman's lyricism is still largely unexplored and underappreciated. After the Def Squad period, he linked up with Meth and continued to add to Def Jam's coffers. But to truly understand Redman's impact on the label peep the words of Erick Sermon, "Russell Simmons and Lyor Cohen thanked me so much for bringing Redman in because Def Jam was going down then."