Rap duo Method Man and Redman recently spoke on their aim to join Eminem for a summer tour and the importance of making money on the road.
Although Em has yet to announce an official tour, both Mef and Red said they will be the first in line to perform with him.
“We’re on the tour, man,” Mef joking said in an interview. “We’re gonna jump on Em’s tour — we’re putting it out there. We do tour a lot. I’d say altogether 10, 11 months a year. Redman wants to go to Vegas!”
“Even if he don’t put us on, we’re coming in through the back door, jumping onstage,” Red added. “Honestly, I’m gonna tell you exactly what that is — That’s how emcees make their money. Those royalty checks come like babies — every nine months. Plus we enjoy doing shows. Anybody who’s come to a Method Man and Redman show knows that we give 110 percent every time we’re out there.” (MTV)
DMC of iconic rap group Run-DMC previously revealed his desire to tour with Em this summer.
“I’m trying to get to be the opening act whenever he tours,” DMC said in an interview earlier this month. “Hopefully I’ll get to tour with him…He inspires me. When I hear him, he makes me go back to my bedroom and sit down and write. I feel that we represent the upper echelon of what we’re supposed to do with our craft.” (Entertainment Weekly)
Redman previously spoke on the possibility of leaving Def Jam Records to join forces with Em’s Shady Records.
“Even like Shady, even to have that idea, or Eminem to even have that idea like thinking Redman was gonna be off Def Jam and he coming through is a privilege,” Red explained in an interview last month. “Like, I will leave right now and go over there to Shady. I don’t care, ’cause they still doing hip-hop and I love it. Anybody supporting it, I’m there. Big up to Shady though, but I ain’t off Def Jam yet, f*ck. But I’m there though. I’m still rockin’. Come get me for a record though, let’s make it happen.” (Dog & Pony Show)
Aside from touring, Red and Mef’s new album landed in Billboard’s Top 5 last month.
The “How High” duo Method Man & Redman’s Blackout 2! marked another hip-hop comeback landing at No. 4. With a solid week under their belts, the rap veterans’ return racked up 63,400 scanned discs. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out a snippet of Method Man and Redman’s interview below: