Method Man & Son Rap Along With Raekwon and Inspectah Deck in ‘The Purple Tape’ Video
Method Man's knack for rhyming must be in his blood since the Wu-Tang Clan member let his son, Rae Butta, spit bars in his new video for "The Purple Tape." The song, which also features Wu members Raekwon and Inspectah Deck, is from Meth's latest album, The Meth Lab.
The J57-produced song is a cautionary warning as the three Staten Island rappers remind naysayers that they are still on top of their game with legions of Wu heads behind them. Meth's son takes on on the chorus of the song proclaiming Ol Dirty Bastard's famous mantra, “Wu-Tang is for the children." The rest of the crew rap bars around each other while being flanked by their entourage.
Directed by the Last American B-Boy, who also shot Meth's "Straight Gutta" video, the black-and-white visual is splashed in the color purple, which is seen on the rhymers' hats and jackets. Meth wields a bat and aims fire at the camera as well. It's definitely an ode for the day-ones and old-school rap heads who appreciate the Wu sound.
The video is a part of the WuWednesday celebration, which allow fans to purchase a limited-edition signed deluxe copy of The Meth Lab. It also includes a digital copy of Meth's latest LP along with a digital booklet.
Check out Method Man's "The Purple Tape" video above.