Earlier this week, RZA and producer Cilvaringz revealed the news that Wu-Tang Clan’s upcoming single copy album The Wu – Once Upon A Time In Shaolin may only be released commercially after 88 years.
During a recent phone interview with XXL, Method Man opened up about his take on the proposition.
“What do you mean 88 years?” Method Man said, appearing to be unaware of the recent reveal.
After a brief explanation, Method Man had some choice words to say regarding the project.
“Fuck that album,” Method Man says. “I’m tired of this shit and I know everybody else is tired of it, too. Fuck that album, if that’s what they are doing. I haven’t heard anything like that, but if they’re doing crap like that, fuck that album. Straight up. I’m just keeping it 100. When music can’t be music and y’all turning it into something else, fuck that. Give it to the people, if they want to hear the shit, let them have it. Give it away free. I don’t give a fuck; that ain’t making nobody rich or poor. Give the fucking music out. Stop playing with the public, man.”
Despite his apparent distaste for the project, Method Man later revealed that he was a fan of the concept at first.
“I dug the whole idea in the beginning. I’m like, ‘Wow, this has never been done before,’” he said. “I was cool with shit. But now, this is ridiculous. 88 years? Really? If that shit is true, that shit is stupid. You have to wait 88 years to hear some shit? By that time, it’s going to be fuckin’ played out. If it ain’t already played out. I hope that’s a rumor. Whoever said that, that shit is fuckin’ stupid.”
Later on in the conversation, Method Man disclosed that he’s working on some solo music and that fans can expect new material from him sometime soon.
“I got some shit in the works,” Method Man revealed. “Methlab is coming. [I’m working with] a bunch of Staten Island artists because I’m trying to get my people recognized. Wu-Tang ain’t the only thing that can come out of Staten Island. There’s a lot of talent in Staten Island. It’s the Persona Non Grata that holds brothers back. It’s always the Persona Non Grata.”
Method Man’s upcoming film The Cobbler is due out March 13.
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