Wu-Tang Clan’s Method Man recently talked about his crew’s long-awaited reunion album and why there is less stress on his head going into the recording booth these days.
Despite growing fan anticipation, Mef said the lack of pressure from a major record label has helped the process go smoothly.
“We don’t have that problem no more. So, now, my writing, I could take more time with it ’cause I don’t have a date hanging over my f*cking head and sh*t. The pen is just so much mightier now, I think that I’m at my writing peak, there is no age-limit on spitting,” Method Man said about label obligations. “But there is an age-limit on this business as far as being an artist and jumping your a** up on stage and doing your thing. By the time we get to the age that we’re at, yes, we’re touring and sh*t like, but we’re touring because there’s a want and need for that aspect of the music at that point in time.” (BREAL.TV)
The Wu’s Raekwon and other key Wu members reunited in Toronto for a special 20-year anniversary show last fall.
The celebration continues in rememberance of Wu-Tang Clan’s classic debut, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) which turned 20 earlier this month. Last night, the majority of the crew shared the commemoration with our Northern neighbors performing for a raucous crowd in Toronto. Speculation continues as to whether Raekwon will be a part of the new forthcoming album A Better Tomorrow, but, Chef along with Ghostface Killah, Method Man, U-God, GZA, Masta Killa and Inspectah Deck were on hand to perform hits like “Bring Da Rukus” and “Wu Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing Ta F**k Wit.” (XXL Mag)
Brief with his remarks, Raekwon recently informed fans he had read RZA’s comments about him not being fully onboard for the regathering.
“Yea i just read that rza article? Sh*t is funny to me.,” Rae tweeted November 9.
“I love u rza, u know what it really is.” (Raekwon’s Twitter)
In early November, RZA singled out a few keys members including the Chef.
“And one of the guys who showed up the most was Method Man. He showed the most tenacity, he was the most vocal, he showed up the most, and he got the most lyrics on the new album. He’s already recorded eight or nine songs. He’s been on it. You know, I give Cappadonna credit, he’s been really on it. U-God has been present. Masta Killa be representing. Inspectah Deck has been somewhat present. Ghost has been, you know, 20 percent present. And Raekwon hasn’t shown up at all. When you look at somebody like Masta Killa and U-God, they seem to have that original hunger to complete the legacy. I respect that everybody [is] busy with they own lives. I started with a plan that I thought would work. Now maybe my plan not working.” (Grantland)
Check out Method Man’s interview: