Method Man Announces New Album, Song ‘The Meth Lab’
Method Man may be more concerned with landing movie roles than delivering blazing rap verses these days, but that doesn't mean the MC has lost his desire to make music. The rapper reveals his fifth solo album, The Meth Lab, will arrive before the summer is over.
While Meth and the Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA may have not always been on the same page as late, that hasn't stopped him from reaching out to his other Wu comrades, enlisting Raekwon and Inspectah Deck to provide guest verses, as well as frequent collaborators Redman and Streetlife, among others. Production on the album will be handled by Ron Browz, Allah Mathematics, J57 and 4th Disciple.
The rapper also released an animated Breaking Bad-themed trailer for the LP, which features him and his cronies executing a hostile takeover of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman's meth lab operation.
Method Man spoke with Nerdist about the approach he took while recording The Meth Lab. “I kept it real and low-key, like I do in my studio. I know a lot of artists that have reached out, but I wanted to save those artists for my last Method Man album."
He also touches on how he intends for the album to be a vehicle to showcase up-and-coming artists from his borough. "I wanted this one to be a platform for more Staten Island artists to be heard that aren’t getting heard," he continued.
On the album's title track, Meth teams up with rappers Streetlife and Hanz On to deliver blistering bars. "If a snitch burnin' wouldn't even piss on the fire / Now the kid's learning, I ain't tryna preach to the choir / Now the kid's earnin' like them dealers that he admire," he rhymes.
Aside from appearing on Wu-Tang Clan's A Better Tomorrow LP, Method Man has been relatively quiet as far as solo LPs, with his last, 4:21... The Day After, touching down nearly a decade ago. Hopefully, The Meth Lab, which arrives Aug. 21 via Tommy Boy, will be worth the wait.
Listen to Method Man's "The Meth Lab" Feat. Streetlife & Hanz On
Watch the Trailer for Method Man's The Meth Lab Album
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