Darlene Noble, mother of Reginald Noble, better known as hip-hop artist and actor Redman, recently found an old stash of his weed in their home, and she jokes that she is selling it on Ebay. These dime bags are decades old, and at least one is very special, according to Redman in the video he shared with his followers on Twitter.
— Redman (@therealredman) January 5, 2019
Displaying the bags Darlene found for the video, Redman exclaims, “My moms just found this bud. This bud has to be at least 20 years old!” To which moms snaps, “Don’t put my name in it period.” After Redman reassures her that he only said moms, and no one knows who moms is, Darlene jokes, “We selling it on Ebay.” Then Redman teases her for not wanting her name in the video, but then saying she is going to sell it.
Redman gets excited about the only one of the little baggies that is shaped like a triangle with red writing on it. “This one right here, you know what that bag is right there,” he exclaims. “This bag has history. This is Biggie Smalls. This the Lox. This is Cam’ron. This is Lil Cease. This is Noreaga. Official 20 years old and the bud is still in it. And if you don’t know what that bag is, it’s from one of the East coasts riders of marijuana. Branson, baby. That’s an official Branson bag.”
For those who were not in the New York City weed scene in the 2000s, “Branson” was THE dealer to the stars in the east coast hip-hop scene. With clientele like The Notorious B.I.G, Ma$e, Cam’ron, and Redman, it’s no surprise that Branson has been immortalized in hip-hop lyrics. One example is the song Rap Phenomenon by The Notorious B.I.G., featuring Redman and Method Man, which states: “Bought ten bricks, four pounds of weed plants. From Branson, now we lampin, twelve room mansion.”