Method Man Disappointed in Previous Albums, Wants To Abandon Pothead Image

Meth talks about staking his claim with a classic LP on his next album and getting rid of his pothead image.

Method Man recently caught up with The Come Up Show following a recent performance in Canada. The Wu-Tang rapper explained that he's aiming for classic status with his upcoming The Crystal Meth, saying that he felt that he missed the mark on some of his previous efforts.

"I'm not realy reflect[ing] on the past yet," he explained. "I'm not old enough yet. You know what they say, 'Young people look to the future, old people look to the past.' I'm going to reflect when I'm long gone and done with the music...In my opinion, I feel like I fell short a few times with albums, and I want my own personal classic," he explained. "No arguments, no holds barred, Meth killed it. That's it."

Meth also spoke on his public persona as a smoker. He said that he's been actively attempting to disassociate himself from the pothead image that he earned earlier on in his career, saying that it makes his childrens' lives more difficult by maintaining it.

"When you get older and you've got kids and your kids are going to school and you know [their] teachers...and they see how active you are and concerned [you are] with your kids' education or well being, it's hard to sit there and be taken seriously if people are always talking about he's always high...which is totally not the case," he said. "When I first came out, I was young, we were doing our thing, we smoked a lot...and we didn't care if the world knew. Now, I have to use more discretion because of my kids. This is not for me; everything I do if for them now, so I use a bit more discretion and I don't put weed as a forefront anymore." 

The full interview can be seen below.

201 Comments

  • Anonymous

    No more weed albums. Then he put Blackout 2! FAIL# Tical - Classic Tical 2000 - Good Blackout - Almost Classic Tical 0: Prequel - Below Average 4.21 - Good Blackout II - Below Average I'm waiting for Mef to drop something I can bump. Best in Wu?? Nahhhh Ghost Rae GZA Mef RZA Deck Cappadonna ODB Masta Killa U-God

  • TADOW

    Method man solo career has been plauged with inconcistency. his only album that can be called a classic is TICAL. Ghostface KILLAH is the best wu-tang member.

  • pienman

    git that classic out homie....WU-TANG

  • B

    LOL!!!! How you gonna change your weed smokin image with a new album called "CRYSTAL METH" rappers crack me up in interviews....

    • NY

      "Crystal Meth" is metaphor for the album being dope, hardest thing out there because crystal meth is the hardest drug out there.

  • double a

    meth has grown up- and as a 33 year old black male growing up in jamaica queens in the 90's meth, nas, poppa, wu, bcc and others laid it down. Progression is neccessary as no one wants too see a 40 year old weed head. I am a grown ass man in and have no desire to hear crack tales anymore or promote it to my kids. very off topic but these rappers claiming sets on wax and 20 year old kids tatted up like they will be rappers- wtf ????? where is the diversity anymore. everyyboddy is tatted everry body in the club. I would buy a clue tape asnd hear jay, meth, gang starr and jeru on the same tape. same tape. and i love rae and ghost but thats not my lane and It baffles me how for many they still applaud it- I respect jay as an artist becuase he takes chances but its clear his music has progressed as he has. Meth is doing the same.

  • L1Prodcutions

    i wish meth success

  • R.Pgh

    Tical, to me, was a classic album. I loved Tical 2000 and 4:20. The Prequel album is the only one that was way off base.

  • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

    i can dig it

  • dirtydawg

    Homie, look at 90% of your footage-you were always high as fuck! you created that image and you share that doom with Cypress Hill White fans (like most rappers) BUYING your stuff, smokin' weed...even though you were essential to the Hip Hop culture

  • HOW THE FUCK DID MY

    If Method Man sheds his pothead image then Jay-Z is gonna retire FORREAL and Eminem is gonna return to his old self and the BLAck Eyed Peas will be relevant and YE will let Swift finish And clinton is gonna admit that he had inhaled

  • Rachael Misek

    Well can we please Legalize Medical Marijuana?

  • Hidden Darts

    Tical IS classic. RZA will never go back to his old methods and formula.

  • dockevoc

    Cilvaringz on the beats = classic WU

  • Anonymous

    meth is so diverse one producer what not fulfill a project

  • Anonymous

    Meth just bring in pete rock hes got the experience and the title!

  • A.S.

    I wonder whether this is exasperation talking, Meth just thinking out loud...because doesn't he have Blackout 3 and How High 2 coming? I'd welcome him going the grown-man rap route, so I don't want to see him relapsing like that. Ho ho.

  • Richard Middleton

    Theres been good tracks on all meths albums none have been "wack" hes a good mc definitely top 5

  • Its Um

    Doggystyle was pretty short and the ones after that had lot more tracks to them. If he had kept his album short like that maybe you'll have been those classics.

  • da1

    You know what is better then being "discrete" about smoking weed? Stop smoking weed altogether. Then there won't be a problem.

  • chronwell

    Tical 2000 was not wack, definitely not a classic but better than then the solo albums he put out in the 00s. Also on Blackout 2, it seems like the chemistry with Red makes better music than both of their solo shit.

  • HANNIBAL

    METHOD MAN CAN DEFINITELY HAVE A NEW CLASSIC. ALTHOUGH TICAL IS A CLASSIC , IT'S NOT AN UNDISPUTED ONE. A FEW THINGS HE MUST DO TO HAVE A CLASSIC. 1 - NO REDMAN: AFTER TWO ALBUMS, MOVIES, SITCOMS AND CLASSIC SINGLES, ITS TIME FOR A BREAK. MEF IS MORE LIGHTHEARTED WHEN RED IS AROUND AND HE NEEDS TO EMBRACE THE DARKSIDE AGAIN TO BE CLASSIC. 2- NO ERIC SERMON: E-DUB IS A LEGEND BUT HIS BOUNCY PRODUCTION DOESNT FIT WHAT MEF NEEDS FOR A CLASSIC. 3- NO CATERING TO TRENDS. MEF HAS TO CHANNEL HIS INNER SELF, HE'S A CLASSIC ARTISTS AND ONE OF HIP HOP'S GREATEST WRITERS. TICAL 0 THE PREQUEL WAS HORRIBLE BECAUSE OF SONGS LIKE RODEO THAT SOUNDED GENERIC AND FORCED ATTEMPT AT AIRPLY. ALTHOUGH HE NEEDS TO APPEAL TO THE YOUNGER FANS BECAUSE CLASSICS ARE USUALLY DEEMED SUCH BECAUSE OF POPULAR RECOGNITION, HIS ALBUM HAS TO BE COHESIVE. 4- HE HAS TO GET DARK PRODUCTION FROM MF DOOM, BRONZE NAZARETH, DJ MUGGS, PETE ROCK, PREMIER (ALTHOUGH HE'S BEEN SLIPPING LATELY - SOME DEVIL'S PIE SHIT WOULD WORK THOUGH)- AND NOT TOO MUCH FROM RZA AS HE'S BEEN SOFTENING UP LATELY WITH HIS BEATS. ALSO DON'T SETTLE FOR CHEAP IMITATIONS LIKE SCRAM JONES. ALCHEMIST IS HIT OR MISS. 9TH WONDER MAY HAVE SOMETHING AND DON'T BE AFRAID OF NEW NAMES. STOUPE, DJ KHALIL AND ORGANIZED NOIZE 5-NO GHOST OR RAE. THEY JUST HAD AN ALBUM ALL THREE OF THEM. COLLABS SHOULD BE WITH DECK, CARLTON FISK, STREET LIFE, BUT FOR THE MOST PART, CLASSICS SHOULD BE WITH THE ARTIST ALONE. MEF CAN HANDLE THE BULK 6- FOR ONE OR TWO TRACKS YOU MAY WANT TO REACH OUT TO PRODUCERS LIKE LEX LUGER, WHO MAY BE ABLE TO GIVE SOME MODERN BANGER 7- GET KANYE. PRODUCTION WISE HE IS INNOVATIVE AND CAN MAKE MASTERPIECES. 8- IF YOU EVER REACH OUT FOR OUTSIDE CAMEOS, MAKE IT EPIC, LIKE A NAS, SNOOP OR JAY, OR EVEN OUTKAST, A DUET WE'VE BEEN WAITING LONG TIME TO HEAR. NO ARTIST OF THE MOMENT TYPE THING IN THE END METH IS GOING TO SELL WHAT HE'S GOING TO SELL AND HE'S ALREADY BOWED DOWN TO LABEL PRESSURES BEFORE,LIKE TICAL 0, THIS MAY BE THE LAST TIME HE HAS TO MAKE A CLASSIC ALBUM AND HE SHOULD LOOK AT HIMSELF, TELL ALL BITCHASS A&RS TO SHUT THE FUCK UP AND MAKE THE COHESIVE, THEMATIC MASTERPIECE THAT CAN BRING HIM BACK TO THE FOREFRONT OF HIP HOP RELEVANCE LIKE IT DID RAEKWON AND CEMENT HIM AMONGST THE TOP 10 ALL TIME LIKE HE DESERVES. WE ROOTING FOR YA MEF

    • Anonymous

      You almost had a good post, then you mentioned Kanye. You played a good game, but your closer blew it in the 9th inning

    • LBDII

      No Lex Luger, but Kanye would be great. YE loves the Wu-tang and the Rza so I feel he could really give Method Man the classic sounding Wu style but with a modern day 2011 spin to it. Also a really good point is to have a collabo the people have been waiting on or not expecting. Thats not to say not to have Raekwon,Ghost,etc on a track, but also have that guest appearance that you just have to hear. I would refrain from having Snoop on a track if he is trying to shed the "pot head" image. But a song with Big Boi would be cool (Andre doesent really pop up often) and the reason I say Big Boi is two classic artist from two classic groups would be crazy. When Rae and the Kast join up its a class so I can say I was interested to see what they could do together. But lastly hell yea have some RZA on there dont force it. But Rza and Mef is a classic combo.

    • OX

      Method Man on a Lex luger track that shit don't even sound right. True Lex got some heat but NY niggas shouldn't just jump on these southern tracks because they flow don't be matching the beats. H.a.m was cool but I bet that shit don't be on Kanye and Jay-z's album. Meth on a Lex track would be generic and forced just to get airplay didn't you just say he shouldn't do shit like that. At first I thought maybe this dude has a point but you don't even remember the crap that you say who named you a A&R. I fucks with Meth but it's too late for him now people don't appreciate good music anymore.

    • Anonymous

      Really Well thought out post, Great points, you fell off metioning Lex Luger though.

    • Powerphi

      I agree with points 1 through 5. He definately needs to keep the production dark and gritty. Bottom line, give us a Wu album.

    • Tarik Tannir

      I agree with pretty much a lot of what you said aside from the list of producers he should use.

    • beezlebud

      @wubanger LLs done more for Hip Hop than you ever will and he's the reason you even know who Mef is without LL there would have been no Def Jam without LL Mef wouldn't of made ill joints wit chicks like Mary J, show some fuckin respect for someone who actually is an undisputed Hip Hop legend... Everything your favourite 90s rapper dud they learned from LL

    • wu bangers

      yea I was with this dude 1-5, rest of it is retarded though. Fuck LL

    • beezlebud

      your dellusional Jay Z is mediocre now and Snoop hasnt made a dope album since Doggystyle...Try BLACK THOUGHT, Skyzoo, Torae, Canibus, Vinnie Paz if he wants muthafuckas who can spit n if he wants pure legends grab LL Cool J again who he's got like 5 classic songs with, Black Thought n have some Roots production in the style of Game Theory or over Stoupe production, grab Slick Rick n do a storytellin song if he wants some epic shit... Lex Luger, Kanye production LMAO fuck NO

    • mwbfc

      who do you think you are, tryin teach this man how to make an album

  • AnonymousUser

    was never really into his other works, but i'll always remember meth from the ready to die joint forever.

  • Powerphi

    Tical is a classic, mainly because of RZA's production. After that, Meth went astray and never caught a groove. As for the weed,it sounds like he's simply growing up, for which he deserves space.

  • Anonymous

    4:21 is doper than 95% of the albums cats call classic, that shit was fire from start to finish Def Jam (Jay Z) fucked Meth on that album not givin him any promotion, dude didnt even get a budget to make a single music video, guaranteed if Say had a video and was put out as a single that album would of dominated the mainstream at the time, but that would of cost Jay shine for himself so he fucked Meth

    • Anonymous

      Ox shut your dumb ass up with that retard shitfirst up I'm 30 this year n was listenin to rap in 1990, your opinion on what's lassic doesn't mean shit it's jus its jus YOUR opinion sond ifyou knew how to readyo of sawI never said shit about Tical or called 421 classic nowrun your pompous ass the fuck on

    • OX

      You must be a youngin 4:21 was some bullshit. Meth only got one classic that's Tical and only reason that's a classic is because of the time it was released. If you won't around or wasn't old enough to understand Tical when it first dropped don't be calling his bullshit albums classics because you can't even understand the impact he had on the game in 93 94. Niggas kill me with that shit up here. Fuckin Babys!

  • T

    alot of good on topic comments and not a bunch of weird shit for once! i agree with alot of you saying that meth didnt push himself to his full potential and i think that about alot of rappers mainly from the east coast theres so much talent out there but life,the streets,and these crazy record labels make it hard for these guys to focus on there music 100% this is how jayz got on top because he didnt bother making movies and doin other mess he just made sure he dropped hot albums and features every year in and out and thats why he has his status and an untouchable catalouge of albums

  • TempoClash

    If he wants to do something different or make a classic he will hook up with the likes of Flying Lotus, Gaslamp Killer, Daedelus and them... I can imagine Meth with those dudes. MCs past and present need to broaden their horizons - there is alot of exciting production going on outside of "traditional Hip Hop" that is being overlooked Watch Blu's next album be a classic because hes not afraid to do something different

  • Trace

    Yet his album is called "Crystal Meth"... I understand it's a play off words but saying you don't want to be associated with weed and have that as an album title makes you stupid ha

  • MEFFFFFFFFF

    Method is one of the first artist that made me fall in love with rap/hiphop. Bustinnn kickflips to " WuTang Clan aint nothing to fuck wit" back when i was in ninth grade. I might not have known what it took to make real rap back then but i knew what i was listening to would change the world forever. Methods lastest album 421 slappped from begging to end......... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwAJCH26hMQ ........^^ The intro gets me hyphy as fuckkk.. Meth looosin his stoner personality in Wu is just as bad as Wu hitting the mainstream radio.... US STONERS LOVE U MEFFF.. Ive seen method live 4+ times and each time is a show to remember for realllzzz especially wit redman, KEEEEEP BLAZING THEM TREEEES!!! "Study high, take the test high, get high scores!" Dont forget where u came from my doood

  • Anonymous

    Love meth. But quiet as kept ... ALL of meths albums are subpar. Tical being the best and that Tical 2000ish. Being a straight abortion. Great on WU albums and guest shots. But the old cliche is right. Never WAS on the level that was expected out the gate

  • truthenola

    what dis nigga smoking>???

  • Bowski

    I have a new found respect for Meth, I totally understand what he means about handling his bizz (image-wise). In my opinion he already has a classic album (Tical). Every other album was wack to me except for his most slept on album (4:21 The Day After) was hot to death, especially after droping a few duds previous to that album. I think people need to rediscover that album again for real, besides Meth can rhyme his ass off w/the lyrics, w/the flows, w/his charisma on the mic - point, blank, period.

  • Versatile StreetTeam

    Who cares if we think his next album will be a classic or not as an artist has long as it sounds like a classic to the artist that is great...but we has consumers need to realize just because it does not sell over 500k in its 1st week its a flop just like HFM2 that was a classic but it did not sell well commercially to me Method Man will always be that emcee that you know he has great lyrics and something to say whether it is funny or inspirational or straight up honesty keep hip hop live STOP BUYING GARBAGE BUY REAL HIP HOP MUSIC

  • Nico 3

    I think like Cube, the acting is probably why most of his recent stuff has been so hit or miss. I'm sure he has a few more albums left, but expectations should be kept low.

  • CJF

    Its too late for that nigga. I understand ou trying to do it for your kids but when i think of weed smokers in hip-hop i think Snoop Redman and Method Man

  • tyrone evans

    get lex luger on every track, than bam - a classic.

  • 2pacmeagainst

    method man is a dope emcee but i dont think he has made a classic album yet . his albums never live up to his name to me .

  • Anonymous

    Meth is my favorite rapper as far as delivery goes, and I've never heard him spit a wack verse. Can't wait to hear his new shit.

  • Dwayne Campbell

    meth already got a classic...TICAL. Now if he wants to catch up with ghostface who has 3 classics in my opinion (Iron Man, Supreme Clientele and 1/2 of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx)...then i understand

  • Shad

    Pick the drug or the rapper, man - I'm better than Meth.

  • Justin JusBillz Billops

    hey! method is my nigg! i fucks with him on the reg he is one of the dopest ever to mc and he will drop a classic he makes gr8t and timeless hiphop shit ya'll need to cop that meth,rae,and ghost album its very dope as well and he and red got blackout3 coming too soo he is always dope in my opinion shit keep going meth hiphop mos def need u and ur voice #1love!

  • Doubl Negative

    Cappadonna's Supa Ninjaz, Mobb's Extortion, Pac's Got My Mind Made Up, Biggie's The What and GZA's Shadow Boxin' all exemplify Meth's skillz. Unfortunately, none of these tracks appear on any of his solo LPs. Tical's a dope album, but Liquid Swords and Cuban Linx...are superior. He was cool in the Wire though, but it was fucked up what Cheese did to Prop Joe.

  • Defenda

    I agree with the dude sayin Meth should get on some Stoupe production. Stoupe makes the kind of music that demands top notch performance from an emcee, u can't half step on a Stoupe beat or its like u don't exist on the track. So if he wants an "incentive" for a classic that would be a most wise choice. Or for that matter there's a good handful of underground and overseas producers who make insanely good shit. Gotta get away from those "industry standard" type cats that so many people gravitate towards just cuz they wanna play it safe..fuck playin it safe, thats why so many albums are boring & monotonous these days. You gotta stir things up, take risks, and give back to the culture by givin some new producers shine and put some new emcees on..thats how classics and original albums are born. I for one would love to see Meth notch up a certified classic under his belt, he deserves it after all the work he put in over the years.. One major problem tho today.. is "classics" are actually bein released regularly but overlooked because most truely great albums released are thru the underground and only maintain underground status. So until all u zombies wake the fuck up and start diggin, you'll never know what you been missin. WAKE THE FUCK UP!

    • anon

      so does canibus. beasts from the east, making a name for ourselves, music makes me high.. and that was before he became the calm collected contemplative Canibus

    • verbs

      Ghostface has some of the illest verses of all time. Just listen to lil ghetto boy or daytona 500 or any verse from iron man

    • htown

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLvKH-NFlqw ghostface goes last after the rza and u-god... to his day one of the greatest verses of all time

    • Boho

      Canibus, LOL. LL Cool J killed him.

    • beezlebud

      verbs your obviously incapable of comprehending the content that Canibus spits about because Rae and GFK have never spit a single verse even remotely close to his verses on RIP THE JACKER he's far more than jus extensive vocab his subject matter is beyond anything those two could ever spit, Raekwon has basically been spittin the same verse his entire career with different vocab the content is constantly recycled and his only classics where carried heavily by features he has no solo classic canibus has 3 Poet Laureatte>>> any gfk or rae verse you name

    • verbs

      Cannibus could'nt hang with Rae or Ghost you kiding me..Your obviously impressed with them big words, but the guy aint fucking serious about nothing

    • Beezlebud

      prolly coz Stoupes in a whole other league to RZA Stoupe produces beats that can outshine an MC easily if he doesn't spit next level rhymes someone like Ugod, Rza, Rae,Cappadonna couldn't hang on a Stoupe beat they would get over shadowed 100% where they can all hang on RZA beats but Meths versatile enough and raw enough wit enough potential for next level lyricism and style he could make it dope everytime, If he got Stoupe to produce the whole thing features would have to be INS, Vinnie Paz, Black Thought n Canibus nobody else n that's a recipe for a guaranteed classic

    • William E. Ketchum III

      Dude...I'll revisit his album production credits to be sure, but Meth had RZA. If he can't be inspired by RZA, how is Stoupe? Don't get it twisted, Stoupe is very dope...but if RZA can't light a fire under Meth, who can?

    • Anonymous

      Yo! true indeed it never really did die on the underground...how many young legends who should have made it came and went or got trapped in major record label fiasco. Now just too make it you gotta come with that singing along rap record only Eminem can rap and hit in the mainstream world

  • r

    A lot of people slept hardd on Meths album '421 the day after' Thats a sick album it just didnt get the publicity it needed/deserved

  • Antwan

    Method Man will forever be in my mind, the rapper that had so much potential but never fulfilled it. He had a chance to be up there with Jay-Z, Nas, Ice Cube etc, as one for the best in the game and of all time. He has had some very good albums and Tical (very close to a classic) & Tical 2 Judgement Day (very good album). But I just feel like he never took the rap game as serious as he could have as a solo artist. Method is one of my favorites rappers and dude is talent as fuck, but never lived up to expectations

  • gnigga/please

    isnt tical a classic? i think he means one good enough to be mentioned alongside the blueprint and illmatic. i dont see that happening, but then again raekwon made a damn good album two years ago way beyond my expectations so crazier things have happened i guess, i hope he pulls that shit off

  • Anonymous

    He's probably bench pressing and turned into a la Don Nino Brown..rappers?

  • somejackass89

    Why do I keep seeing that RZA hasn't produced a good beat in the past few years? He produced Dark Fantasy on Kanye's latest album, which was arguably the best album of 2010. But I digress. The whole pothead thing tends to get boring after a while, and anyone who's been listening to Wu long enough knows that Meth doesn't have to spit about that smoking to slay a track. I think he's enough of an experienced MC to realize what he needs to do to drop this "classic" that he's looking to drop.

  • Sensaye252

    As far as just natural talent alone, I think Method Man is one of the most naturally talented MCs ever. He's got maybe the dopest voice too. I think Meth is a great MC but he has fallen short of his abilities in his career. I'd love to see Rza produce the whole album. I like one MC, one producer, you can feel the chesmistry and the artists can vibe together and it makes for more creative work. All these albums with a million different producers and engineers on 'em end up sounding like compilation albums. They're just a bunch of songs on a disk, they're not 'albums'. Method Man has lost something along the way though. It's not just his hunger, it's a certain mystique. I think he overexposed himself. He's right, he did kind of turn himself into a clown. I remember when Meth first came out, with the fangs, the halfro, the one white eye and shit. He was ill because he was mysterious on top of being a nasty MC. I do think his first two albums were dope though. His 2nd one is very underrated in my opinion. Too many skits but the songs were fresh. Party Crasher is my shit. One.

    • Anonymous

      The the meth has the most vicious, natural flow outta Wu-Tang if you as me. Just listen to him on "extortion" on Mobb Deep's Hall on Earth album if you want a good example or "Triumph" on Wu-Tang Forever.

  • murdock

    Ive been saying that weedhead music he does is trashTo think Rza dont have a stash of so many thousands of beats to pick from is crazy that guy has alot of heat tucked for sure.Now if the artist picks that heat thats on them

  • joe5286

    I haven't been all too impressed with RZA's tracks of late, Raekwon was right. I respect the experimentation, but a pure classic album is not possible if it's 100% RZA produced. Have RZA contribute 3-4 tracks max, but enlist others who can change it up a little bit

  • beezlebud

    add Torae n Skyzoo to my feature list throw em both on a track with Meth n Red 2 of Hip Hops illest tag teams together and have maybe Illmind or Marco Polo produce it on some Double Barrell shit...

  • beezlebud

    lol @ RZA producing it all yall buggin, RZA hasnt been on point in a minute and theres alot iller producers that Meth could use today than RZA, Snowgoons jus dropped an ill album presentin Savage Bro's and Lord Lhus with bananas production on it that Meth would kill, also Stoupe from JMTs would produce a ridiculous album for Method Man over sounds you've never heard Meth on, imagine Rip The Jacker sounding beats with Meth goin in or History of Violence style beats with Meth goin in, storytellin, spazzin, reflectin jus gettin it in Meth should also drop more Our Dreams, Say style tracks and takeover the mainstream coz those tracks are fire, have mainstream radio appeal but Meth remains Hip Hop on them and could bring Hip Hop back to the mainstream instead of what their tryna pass of as Hip Hop today features: Inspectah Deck, Redman and Busta together on a track, Black Thought and a Wu joint with all the generals on it to close the album other than that keep it jus Meth.. HIT MY TWITTER @BEEZLEBUD

    • Maarud

      He had two, New Wu and Black Mozart. And 8 Diagrams was dope, regardless what GFK and Rae says. Peoplre are just jumping on the bandwagon when they say 8 Diagrams was wack.

    • Anonymous

      and dude had 1 dope joint on OB4CL2 nothin more n that wasnt the illest on the album

    • Anonymous

      lol @ 8 diagrams even his fuckin brothers said his production was wack on that, Both Rae and GFK spoke out publically dissin his production on that shit its wackness is what inspired Shoalin vs Wu Tang and that had ZERO RZA beats so wtf does that tell you when his own clan aint feelin him

    • yc

      Oh, last 5 years? Let's see. The ones mentioned by my dude above, then we got in a 5 year frame ... Meth's 4:21 The day after, Cilvaringz "I", 8 Diagrams, Digi Snacks, Pro Tools, Remarkable Timing by 60 Second.

    • Crystal

      RZA's been on point with beats lately, both with Wu-Massacre, OB4CL2 and Afro Samurai: Resurrection. And not to forget Wu-Wednesday with tracks like e.g. Gone and 2 Left Shoes. Smh, some niggas.

    • Beezlebud

      @anon where the fuck did I say RzA didn't produce Our Dreams, I said RZA hasn't been on point lately n producing a handful of dope songs at most in the last 5 years proves my point your need to come in here insulting people online shows your jus an intellectually inferior child who feels safe insulting people behind his monitor coz he's a coward offline now run along

    • Anonymous

      "Meth should also drop more Our Dreams" As stated above Our Dreams was produced by RZA. LOL, fucking dumbass

    • Santiago Wu MugShot Irigoyen

      RZA is sharp, he cuts hiphop killers like u

    • Lsn22s

      O my bad, I didn't see you had typed out his name as well...carry on...

    • Lsn22s

      @ Beezlebud Stoupe aka The Enemy of Mankind is the one who makes Jedi Mind Tricks beats...he is in fact a member of the group so your statement isn't technically wrong, but Stoupe himself is the actual producer as far as i know...and I agree Meth would murder some Jedi Mind beats...

    • Anonymous

      RZA produced Our Dreams

  • The Ice Cold Phenom

    I think Meth's albums are missing the lyrical energy and classic production.

    • Tarik Tannir

      I think you're wrong on that one. Meth always comes with the sick wordplay and flows, the problem if anything seems to be some of the production on his album, such as the repetitive beats thrown in from time to time. I love Meth, he's my GOAT, and I want him to get that classic album he deserves.

  • TOO HARD

    1 thing that doesn't suck about wearing khakis: being knee-deep in cash and pussy

  • cold 187

    I can't think of a RZA beat done in the last two years that kicks ass! Funny how some of the best rappers ever don't neccesary get the illest bets in the world these days, times have certainly change, especialy when coping something from RZA but hopfully I'm wrong

    • sincerejk

      yeah ppl are buggin saying rza fell off. he just hasn't been as prolific since he started fuckin with movies and whatnot. when he does make a beat for wu members it's usually the best. i know it was like 10 years ago but "run" by ghostface was really ill. and the guy who said bobby digital was better off forgotten??? it wasn't the best but there was some classics on it. "holocaust" is just insane

    • Anonymous

      man niggas is always saying RZA fell of but that album 'the formula for the cure' is pretty solid

    • Anonymous

      Some dope joints on Afro Samurai: Resurrection as well.

    • Lol

      Black Mozart, New Wu? Both from OB4CL2.

    • Anonymous

      man that bobby digital shit is better of forgotten

  • TOO HARD

    I think "Being a Faggot On The Internet" has replaced Breakdancing on the Hip Hop Table Of Elements.

  • TOO HARD

    You stupid bastard child, you could have 50 light bulbs on the ceiling or on the wall and it still won't help the shadow situation, unless, the bulb is screwed next to your asshole or coming from the mirror on the floor, you dumb asshole. This thread is about looking at your anus with love, not I am a broke bastard so let me act like I am a big shot by saying I have more than one bulb in the bathroom. Newsflash, you aren't the first to or will be the last to have more than one light bulb. Just because you are the first person to graduate from highschool in your family doesn't impress me. You are still a problematic creature to this society.

  • Anonymous

    So he is going for a Meth head image instead? I dont get it

    • ssssssssssssssss

      hahaha i dont get it...keep them corny ass jokes on youtube..the "howhigh" meth got a little old already..never thought about it, but dude needs to bring back M E T H O D MAN!

  • DMAX

    Really I dont think I will ever think of meth and not think of him as a pot head...his an dope emcee but he never really encountered a beat that would make you think yeah fuck yeah this is meth right here...but good luck to him man, let meth show them young rappers in the game how to rap!

  • Anonymous

    get nottz or alchemist....rza,someone with hard shit then for the calmer beats get 9th wonder,dj polo,erick sermon,or do what raekwon did and get unreleased j.dilla beats.I heard he has so many unreleased tracks it could last for around 5-10 years....

  • cold 187

    Mef need to colab with pete rock on the real

  • Media Anarchist

    Dangerous Grounds was the dopest!

  • Media Anarchist

    Meth always been an ill emcee, however the production never was up to par. I'm glad he realizes this and give the fans a whole lot more.

  • Saint

    This what he gotta do: 1. Production: RZA, Wu-Elements, No E. Sermon or Digem Tracks or any other shit 2. Guests: Not so many, maybe five or less. Wu-members, maybe Red on one song if it's done well. No outside guests. 3. Gotta be gritty NY rap, no electronic techno bullshit beats. Not too many songs (Cuban Linx 2) or too little songs (Apollo Kids)

  • stfu

    all u cornballs talkin bout "let" rza produce the whole album dont know shit about how the music industry works! this isn't 1994, shit is a lot different now people

    • Lol

      They announced Liquid Swords 2 last year, it's gonna be quality, not rushed shit like most of things coming out today. They actually are going to be in studi with each other, not sending beats and rhymes over email. So yes, it takes more time than motherfuckers are used to today with the industry.

    • yea

      yea alchemist produced gangrenes album, duh, gangrene is alchemist & oh no any hip hop produced was kinda broad but rza hasnt made a whole albums beats in 4ever, ever since wu tang forever and the 2nd round of solo cds they been usin other producers, they said gza was gona do liquid swords 2 all rza, wheres that

    • curbstompa

      @ r u stupid: just off the top of the head... Alchemist produced Gangrene's album last year and Currensy's Covert Coup this month that's just one producer. are YOU stupid?

    • r u stupid?

      didnt say he couldnt get him at all, but seriously when was the last time rza or any hip hop producer produced an entire album? 19-- something cuz it wasnt 20-- somethinm guaranteed. im not sayin he cant have rza, it would b awesome for a whole meth album prduced by rza but it wont happen. raekwon jsut did a whole wu tang sounding album with no rza cuz hes not gona just sit around want wait. and everyone is sayin "let" rza produce it like hes a supreme being, hes a person with his own personal life his own music and movie career hes not gonna just drop whatever hes workin on so meth can make a classic album, sorry if that offends u

    • Anonymous

      Wtf, he can still get RZA to produce? Lol, wtf are you on about? If he wants RZA, he can get RZA. Fucking CORNBALL yourself, go listen to ICP!

  • Crystal

    Get RZA to be executive producer with most of the beats, hit up 4th Disciple and True Master for a couple of joints as well. Then get Mary J. Blige on a track and make a single ala "I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need" like back in the day. Maybe a couple of Wu features, I would like to see Deck on a track. Also, get back that grimey "Bring da Pain" flow and sound, and DAMN it's gonna be a classic. Fyi, I consider Tical as a classic.

  • Anonymous

    this pothead is done! All those old rappers if they come with a new album they are claiming thats it gonna be classic lol.

  • Dr. Lyrical

    THANKS FOR MATURING METHOD MAN WHO KNOWS HOW MANY LIVES YOU HAVE TOUCHED!

  • hold up

    to me and most people tical and tical 2000 r classics and id throw blackout in there too. but yea every album since then has been alrite def better than the garbage out nowadays but not up 2 par with his 90s stuff. and is it just me or does he looke high as fuck in this interview talkin bout not being a pothead! c'mon son puff puff pass that shit, i just seen u and red in concert, u still all bout weed, its all good

  • Grandson

    It isnt your image meth, your image is great, its what has opened the doors for guys like wiz khalifa, mac miller,etc. We all can agree that where you fall short at is the production. Everything else is great from lyrical content to concept. Your sound is whats missing, Your first two albums were great but you started to lose your sound in the later years. I expect to here some better production from this coming album. I'm pretty sure that hip hop's greatest producers wouldnt mind working with method man

    • murdock

      waht the fuck dow wiz if mac fucken miller have to do with anything Meth??theyre not even comared or relivent to him

  • datdudefromnyc

    the formula is simple. step 1: only one track with Redmam. i love Red but he needs this album to be diverse. step2 : get the production to feel like a Wu album, which means get RZA,Mathematics,Alchemist,hopefully some Dilla catalog,Primo,etc. step3: Make sure to get a couple of wu affiliates for some tracks Rae,Ghost,Cappadona and surprise us with some guests like Nas,Pharoahe Monch,Jay Electronica. step4:profit!$$$$$$$ Rae is killing it with his last 2 LP's and Ghost has a banger recently with Apollo Kids... its Meth's turn to put in another banger for the Wu-Catalog.

    • Drexel M Warren

      Scratch that dun...all thats dope from the past and is why none of them r n the spotlight like Wu used 2 b, not the lime light. If random folks aint heard a new Wu banger then maybe that market schemem has ran its course. Like the weed thing, thats showing growth as a man and NO MAN should be able to or want repeat wut he already spit as a child. If he is a true artist he can work with anybody and make a classic. All the cameos u talkin thats a duo/ group album.

  • G-zus

    He needs his classic. Tical was good not great IMHO.

  • Lol

    nope that's where u wrong buddy only put redman in 1 song trust me

  • Nano

    you no what I think he lost his touch as soon as he started doing songs with redman them dudes is straight up clowns together everything for them is a joke method mans last great album was t2000 after that he was trash if he wanna do a classic don't put redman in his shit or If he do make it a serious track not a clowning around song talking bout weed and fat bitches oh and don't let Eric shermon do his beats let the mothafucking RZA do his beats that's it peace

    • Anonymous

      Liquid Swords, Supreme Clientele, OB4CL I & II, Wu-Tang Forever >>>>> Blackout.

    • Anonymous

      BLACKOUT IS CLASSIC BLACKOUT>>>ANY WU ALBUM YOU NAME OTHER THAN 36 CHAMBERS WHICH ITS AS GOOD AS...

    • nano = nono

      yea me and everyone in america hated that shitty song da rockwilder it was all about weed and fat bitches and was a top 10 for like ever but it sucked

    • wtf?

      ur kidding rite? first off meth and red been doin music together since 1994-95 (4 years before tical 2000, which features redman btw) and meth and red bring the best out of each other. meth was already on that clownin around shit before he got wit red

    • Anonymous

      I feel y'all on that tip on not having Red on it but I think Meth should go through the album with no features except for singers. Just like back then when a rapper didn't have all features on the album and could hold a whole 60 minutes by him or herself. But as far as production, I def want a few RZAs but it would be dope if he had DJ Premier or 9th. But I think a big classic would be a whole concept album with RZA he would just kill it!

    • Mike Turner

      You said it best, brother. I always said when Method Man first started messing with Redman, he started to get wack. Maybe do one song with him, but no more than that. If he wants to make a classic album, stick to your Wu formula: RZA, Mathematics, True Master, 4th Disciple, etc. No Sermon, Snoop, Bun B, Lauryn Hill (Unless she is rapping), or anybody else he has had on his last couple Cd's.

  • B

    Meth is Down to earth. Not easy to admit it but he does. people had high expectations after he blowout from wu to feat with 2pac and B.I.G. Hope he comes with sharp lyrics and skills on his next album but the way he looks at how he wants it to be is good!

  • BIG FACE ITALY

    Tical is a classic... what the fuck happened? People are fucking short of memory. When that shit came out everybody wanted to be Meth

  • BIG FACE ITALY

    Wu Tang 4 life. Good thinking Meth. I can't wait 4 another Meth album

  • Johnny Massacre

    All he needs to do is hook up with Kanye right now, that dude is on fire.

  • budman9582

    all meth need is better production and promotion...his rhyming is remarkable hands down hes a great rhymer now all he need is the right production/promotion behind him and he will get his goal accomplished

  • NJ

    I would personally like to see him use a wider range of producers, not just Eric Sermon and Rockwilder etc. Many people consider Tical a classic, I mean when it came out it was fucking huge.

  • Right On

    damn come to think of it meth really doesnt have a straight up classic joint under his belt

    • Right On

      yeah and meth had all those factors aligned so that he could of made a classic but he didnt. i mean he has maddddd classic joints just not any solo joints which he really deserves. it would be real impressive if he can pull it off now though

    • Bah Humbug

      A hands down classic is a tremendously hard feat. to achieve to be honest so i'm not surprised. It's not only the skill of the artist as well there's other contributing factors like the mood of the time and all that so yeah.

  • joe5286

    Wonder how often he smokes now -- once daily?

  • Anonymous

    We all have to ditch the chronic sometimes. Been smoking for years, daily. mad sessions with Tical (the album). Recently quit, who knows if i'll pick up the leaf again

  • ha.

    that pot head image put his kids in private school, just ride it out to the wheels fall off, fuck it...

  • Anonymous

    i would like it if meth got his ticallion stallion flow back and didn't hit me with that b.o.2 flow

  • Anonymous

    We need another clan album, Rae got me ampt for another Wu tang clan album!!

  • ismokerocks

    Tical was widely considered a classic but id like to see him drop another classic with crystal meth

    • Drexel M Warren

      I WANNA CLEAN UP MY IMAGE LETS TITLE MY NEXT MEMIOR CRYSTAL METH! So thats gonna b a classic..never in a milli Billy! How about.....Black Tar or Tina or Crank, i mean really mafukas throw they kids in the explanation to get sympathy and meth just trying be like Kid Rock and admit that he was foolish as a child and that shit as has followed him all the way to adult hood, where he eat the frosted mini wheats cuz the kid in him(crystal meth) cant get past the white powdery....i mean frosted side lol!!!!!

  • dockevoc

    Mef, you want a classic? HOW ABOUT you let RZA handle most of the beats, grab a few from Alchemist, Muggs and Premier, and feature Ghost, Rae, GZA, Deck and Redman? Sounds easy enough, seriously, you got the cream of the industry at your fucking feat.

    • dockevoc

      Yeah it does sound too easy, and i realize that the best producers have to pick and chose their projects BUT it takes two to play this game and Mef is infamous for being a moody, lazy prick. No one's gonna give you a classic, YOU have to WANT it and WORK for it. Remember, OB4CL2 took over 5 years to make...Tical 0 took 5 minutes to throw away lol

    • Mic

      It sounds nice, but it isn't so easy. We would've had tons of more classics.

    • NJ

      Sounds awesome but it just ain't that easy, most of those guys are probably too busy doing their own thing and even if they weren't they wouldn't be cheap to enlist.

    • Anonymous

      Love that fucking play on words man, I have to agree.

  • Anonymous

    Is that the same idiot he snatched the mic from years ago?

    • Anonymous

      yeah, still looks and acts like a corn, and still pretending to be hiphop AND had the nerve to say he just met meth for the first time at the end of the vid.

  • code

    then hows he gonna make How High 2

    • where u been

      they already said 2 years ago that it wasnt gona happen, universal dont wanna do it, they mite do another movie but it wont be how high 2

  • Brookaveli

    Method Man is trying to abandon his druggie image by naming his album "The Crystal Meth." Nice try, dumbass. I'm not buying it, and I'm not buying it...

  • jack johnson

    interesting, the same day Kid Kudi announces he's quit smoking weed method man says he's trying to abandon the pot head image, on the same day? whats going on here...

    • cmon son

      yea cuz we all know meth for his biting! he wants to abandon his pothead image cuz kid cudi quit smokin and hes method mans role model! get the fuck outta here

    • Anonymous

      wiz khalifa makin potheads all over the world look lame so these guys are all jumping ship

  • J

    "You don't shit where you eat" I like that

  • Bill Terliss

    http://thekillafornianz.bandcamp.com/

  • J

    Oh yeah, another typo DX

  • bluerazor

    He wants a classic, I can respect that. I think Meth would be an even greater artist if he came with some more serious, reflective work

  • khordkutta

    Lookin @ Meth, now I FEEL old, dude and me got grays in the beard, he got a lil family weight.. but anyway, cant wait for Crysal Mef!!!

  • Anonymous

    pothead image is a gimmick but men don't get called out for that shit

  • T Dot

    Method Man looked really old in that video. Probably cause he just finished a concert it looks like but still. but, one of the greats and I'm sure he has enough in him to make a classic, even at this point in his career.

    • J

      Method Man does look old in that video! First thing I thought about! He definitely needs a classic album though

  • Dynamic Producer

    That's a good choice for Mr. Meth!!

  • A.S.

    As long as he still collaborates with Redman heavy...ain't like they have to rap about smoking all the time together anyway. Hell their best collabs were non weed-related anyway.

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