Who could forget Redman‘s classic 2001 episode of “MTV Cribs,” when Funk Doctor Spock invited us into his De La Casa? Well, the ferocious lyricist invited MTV’s “Retromania: Hip Hop” to revisit his Staten Island, New York, residence … now that he’s made some home improvements.
Typically, “MTV Cribs” would showcase only the most lavish celebrity abodes, but Red’s home was anything but. To ring the doorbell, visitors had to rub two wires together and step over his cousin, who was sleeping on the floor. But more than a decade later, Reggie has turned his De La Casa into what he calls his “De La Castle.”
The special tour is all part of “Retromania,” a new 60-minute special that pays homage to the 1990s and 2000s and officially kicks off on Saturday, February 1 at 2:30 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.
All week, MTV viewers have been treated to previews of some hilarious “Retromania” segments, airing in between fan-favorite series like “Run’s House.” The Saturday launch week will culminate with the one-hour special “Retromania: Hip Hop.” Celebs from 2 Chainz to Mac Miller and the Backstreet Boys to One Direction are all getting in on the action.
Red redid his kitchen and traded his infamous ‘dollar box’ for a dollar sock. He also bought a bigger television for his bedroom and changed the tiles in his bathroom.
“The tiles, look at them right here. Me and my boy Bush, we went in, we put in work, we Beyoncé’d the bathroom; upgraded it,” he said before noticing his shower curtains.
“I don’t know if this is the same shower curtain,” Redman wondered aloud.
Well, we did a little research, and yes it is.
Tour the rest of Redman’s crib in this “Retromania: Hip Hop” clip!