Wu-Tang Clan’s Method Man is telling hip-hop heads he is still nothing to ‘F’ with by promising to take a more darker route with his forthcoming Crystal Meth solo album.
While refraining from giving a release date, Meth said the album would offer fans a twist.
“Still working. I’m taking my time,” Mef said when asked about the project’s status. “F*ck that, I don’t care what nobody say or think. I’m taking my time with this one, and it’s gonna be like a fine wine, baby…Falling back to the first album and the second album, the darker element of Meth, but with a twist on it. I can’t tell you exactly what it is because I don’t want people biting me before I do it…It definitely has a twist to it. I have a new technique of writing that no one has really touched on but it’s right there for them to pick up.” (Hip Hop Chronicle)
Last year, Method Man described his motivation for working on a new LP.
“I just want my classic,” he said in an interview. “People always say, ‘You already got a classic first LP,’ but not to me. I want my classic LP, the five-mic-er for myself. Not based on The Source’s five mics but a five-mic-er to myself. I don’t feel like I have to prove myself to anybody. But I feel like I have to prove myself to myself…This is the most comfortable I’ve been in my whole career, because I don’t have all those obligations that I’ve had before…You know, doing the Wu-Tang, then the Wu-Tang solo projects, then my project, then me and Redman. Right now, I can do it at my own leisure. Honestly, I don’t want to make an album by myself, but it’s something that’s required, and the fans want that, so I’m gonna do that.” (MTV)
The album will mark his latest solo project since 2006’s 4:21… The Day After.
In 2006, Meth issued 4:21… The Day After, which featured appearances from many Wu-Tang members, including a posthumous verse from ODB. A steady stream of mixtapes, live albums, and concert videos appeared before Method reunited with Redman for the 2009 album Blackout! 2. (All Music)
Outside of album talk, M-e-t-h-o-d Man recently gave his perspective on what makes a real emcee.
“There are genuine artists out there who love what they do and do it with a purpose, but then you have those dudes who are a bunch of fashonistas,” Meth explained in an interview. “These kids are more concerned with the way they look than what’s coming out of their mouths…Back when I first came out if you told a kid ‘I’m an MC,’ the first thing the kid would say to you is, ‘Oh yeah, well say a rhyme for me.’ …Nowadays, you tell the kid you’re an MC and he’s like ‘Oh yeah, where’s your big chain at? Where’s your watch? Where’s your car? That’s what it is now.’ …The majority of the people who listen to the music can’t afford half that sh*t.” (Wall Street Journal)
A Crystal Meth release date has not yet been announced.
Check out Method Man’s interview below: