Promising succor to a people hungry for comfort and guidance, actor, rapper, and Def Jam Vendetta wrestler Redman has made it clear that How High 2 is now in the works. And while a sequel to his and Method Man’s 2001 paean to higher education, the acting talents of monologist Spalding Grey, and magical, ghost-summoning marijuana has long been rumored, it seems that the Malpractice rapper is now committed to the project.
Talking to XXL, Redman said that fans of the first film can expect the saga of pot-assisted test takers Silas and Jamal to continue in roughly 2017. “How High 2 is not going to drop until at least 2017,” he told interviewers, who presumably bayed and gnashed their teeth at the prospective wait. “The writers are still writing the script. Just looking at it time-wise and being realistic about it.” (The realism-demanding “it” in question, we remind you, being a sequel to a movie where Benjamin Franklin’s secret bong plays a major narrative role.)
Still, patient Redman fans will find themselves rewarded with more than just a new milestone in stoner comedy; the rapper is also promising a new album to go with the movie. Blackout! 3—the follow-up, unsurprisingly, to Redman’s 2009 chart-topper Blackout! 2—is apparently being planned as a soundtrack for the film.