Method Man

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In the dark, womb-like sanctuary of Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady studios in downtown Manhattan–a place that has birthed historical musical moments–sits the artist known as Iron Lung, Tical, Wu Brother #1, Johnny Blaze, and of course…Method Man. With a trusty, half-lit blunt by his side, he is lounging in front of white grand piano, his hands sweeping the keyboards, trying to remember a tune he memorized years ago. Maybe the idea of one of hip hop’s finest–and grimiest–emcees tickling the ivories sounds odd, or out of place, but Mr. Mef has never been the type to fit in. His husky, guttural voice is perhaps the most distinct in the game, his flow–dark and complex like the graphic novels from which he took his moniker from–can bury itself in cinematic tracks from RZA, complement the voices of R&B divas and or attack party tracks from Rocwilder. Whether he is trading verses with partner in rhyme, Redman, crowd surfing at a Wu Tang show, or stealing a scene in various television shows and films, Method Man is a true individual spirit. With his latest album, 4:21, The Day After, he is also focused on being a true artist. Unlike some previous efforts–where Meth admits his priorities were different–on this new album, he says he’s focusing on lyrics. After his last album, Tical O: The Prequel, he went through an especially rough time in his life–both personally and professionally–which provided him with a bulk of material. “I had a lot on my mind at the time and the second thing was, I decided to really talk about something and I had a lot to draw from and when the pen hit the paper it was like damn, remember this? And by the time I was done it was like shit, let’s go.” The result is his most personal and introspective work yet. Doing the work behind the boards on 4:21, are Wu Tang mastermind and long-time collaborator, RZA as well as Scott Storch, Havoc, K1 and Eric Sermon. “With Eric, we did three songs in three days,” Meth says with an amazed smile, “He just comes in with ideas of top. And with RZA, shit, I’ve watched him build tracks from scratch, so all I really have to do is put the pen to the paper”. Eric Sermon provided the beat for Meth’s first single, “Say”, featuring Lauryn Hill. The track finds Meth addressing critics, fickle fans and haters for disrespecting him and his Wu Tang brethren. “I’ve been venting about all this for years and [my manager] was like, ‘Write about it, Eric has the perfect joint.’ And, Lauryn Hill herself, she just had the raw emotion, the small things she said on the song was enough for me to push my pen and let myself be vulnerable.” Meth says his ability to let himself be so open is in line with the entire concept of the album, and its title. “The national weed smoking day is 4/20, so I named my album 4/21 the day after. Because after that day, you have this moment of clarity when you’re not high and you see things clearly.” The Grammy-winner sighs and continues, a serious, determined look on his face. “You feel like you’re not in on the joke, and everyone’s laughing at you. I felt like no one was taking me seriously. I got real angry and I just starting writing.” Anger proved to be a great motivator, as the Ticalion Stallion wrapped up the album in a few short months. He says the creative process has been cathartic, and though his skin hasn’t gotten any thicker, he’s able to use his writing talent to inspire self-confidence. “It’s real talk, I’m going to keep my spirits up and not let it get things to me. You know, if you start reading your own press and feeding into it, and you start questioning yourself, like, ‘am I wack?’ and you have to be like, ‘No!’ I learned to pat myself on the back, and that it’s ok to pat myself on the back sometimes.” We definitely agree.

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Wu-Massacre

Wu-Massacre is a collaboration studio album by American rappers and Wu-Tang Clan members Method Man, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon, released March 30, 2010 on Def Jam Recordings. Production for the album was handled by several hip hop producers, including RZA, Allah Mathematics, Scram Jones, Emile, Ty Fyffe, BT and Digem Tracks Productions. The album debuted…

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Blackout! 2

Blackout! 2 is the second studio album by rap duo Method Man & Redman. It was their first album in ten years. The album was released on May 19, 2009 under Def Jam. It debuted at #7 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and at #64 on the French Album Charts. The album has sold 178,608…

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4:21... The Day After

4:21 …The Day After is the fourth studio album by New York City rapper, and Wu-Tang Clan member, Method Man. The album was released on the Def Jam label on August 29, 2006, to mostly positive reviews. The album features guest appearances from Fat Joe, Styles P, Redman, and various Wu-Tang Clan members. Production is…

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Tical 0: The Prequel

Tical 0: The Prequel is the third studio album released May 18, 2004 by Hip-hop artist Method Man on Def Jam Recordings. The Album features production from Sean “Puffy” Combs and Rockwilder, among others, as well as guest appearances from Missy Elliott, Snoop Dogg, and Ludacris. Method Man would later voice his displeasure with the…

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Blackout!

Blackout! is the debut album by hip hop artists Method Man & Redman. It is the first full-length release by Method Man and Redman after many collaborations. The album continued a string of highly successful Def Jam releases in the late 1990s. The album debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 and served as…

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Tical 2000: Judgement Day

Tical 2000: Judgement Day is the second studio album by American rapper, and Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man, released November 17, 1998, on Def Jam Records. The album’s title and overall theme were heavily influenced by the apocalypse theories surrounding the forthcoming end of the 2000 millennium (2000). Judgement Day features production from RZA, True…

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Tical

Tical is the debut solo album of American rapper, and Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man, released November 15, 1994, on Def Jam Records. It was the first Wu-Tang solo album released after the group’s debut, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Similar to all first generation solo Wu-Tang projects, Tical was mainly produced by group member…

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Since 1984: Method Man & Redman Released Their Album, “Blackout! 2" On Def Jam Recordings

On This day, May 19, 2009, Method Man & Redman released their album, “Blackout! 2″ on Def Jam Recordings.

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Since 1984: Method Man Releases His Third Album, "Tical 0: The Prequel" On Def Jam Recordings

  On This Day, May 18, 2004, Method Man released his third album, “Tical 0: The Prequel” On Def Jam Recordings

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Method Man & Redman Perform At The Def Jam 30 Event In Austin

Method Man and Redman were also some of the performers of the night at The Def Jam 30 event at SXSW. In case you were not in attendance for the show, RTNY shot some footage from the set. They still got it!  

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Throwback: Method Man Featuring Mary J. Blige - "All I Need"

Happy Valentine’s Day Lovers! To celebrate, we’re pulling out this gem from the Def Jam vault today. Probably one of the best Hip-Hop love songs of all time, Method Man featuring Mary J. Blige “All I Need”. A Hip-Hop Classic! Enjoy.

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Method Man & Redman Blackout

It was Julie Greenwald’s teaming up of Redman & Method Man in a Def Jam “Month of the Man” sales promotion in 1994 that led to the pair’s creative partnership. Although Red was affiliated with Erick Sermon’s Def Squad and Meth with Staten Island’s Wu-Tang Clan, the two hit it off on the road and…

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Contest: Help Pick Meth/Rae/Ghost Group Name!

Method Man, Raekwon & Ghostface Killah are working on a collaborative album but the group needs your help picking an official group name! Text METHRAEGHOST to 66937 with your suggestion or Tweet your suggestion on twitter with the hashtag #METHRAEGHOST and if your group name suggestion is chosen, your name will be included in the…

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Don't Miss Method Man & Redman On The 2009 Smoked Out Tour!

Don’t miss Method Man & Redman performing live on the 2009 Smoked Out Tour! Two day festival, Friday Oct 23rd and Saturday Oct 24th at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernadino, CA Click here for more information. Click here to purchase BLACKOUT 2 on Amazon.com! Click here to purchase BLACKOUT 2 on iTunes! Text…

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Get BLACKOUT 2! For Only $5 On Amazon.com NOW! (Limited Time Only!)

Click Here to get Method Man & Redman’s new album “Blackout 2″ for only $5 on Amazon.com’s “Amazon August 50 Albums For $5!” Text DEFJAM to 66937 for a free Method Man & Redman ringtone and updates

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Method Man Talks Next Album With MTV

Method Man Wants To Hook Up With Ghostface, Raekwon For Joint LP Blackout 2! In Stores Now Text DEFJAM to 66937 for Method Man and Redman updates.  

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The Footprint In Hip Hop Tour Featuring Redman, Method Man & Ghostface Killah!

Don’t miss Method Man, Redman and Ghostface Killah on tour this summer on The Foot Print in Hip Hop Tour! Check out the dates below.. Wednesday, July 22 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel Thursday, July 23 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater Friday, July 24 – Washington D.C. – 9:30 Club Saturday, July 25…

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Video Premiere: Method Man & Redman "Mrs. International" Feat. Erick Sermon.

Click Here to watch the video premiere of Method Man & Redman’s new video for their new single “Mrs. International” featuring Erick Sermon! Let us know what you think in the comments section. BLACKOUT 2 In Stores Now! Go get your copy! Click here to purchase BLACKOUT 2 on Amazon.com! Click here to purchase BLACKOUT…

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AllHipHop and Method Man & Redman Present "The Next 48 Hours" Part 3

Check out All Hip Hop’s new web series “The Next 48 Hours” featuring Method Man and Redman. Chronicling the 48 hours leading up to the release of their second group album BLACKOUT 2! Which is in stores now. This episode “The Day Before Album Release” (Part3), Redman & Method Man perform on BETs Throwback Fridays…

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AllHipHop and Method Man & Redman Present "The Next 48 Hours" Part 2

Check out All Hip Hop’s new web series “The Next 48 Hours” featuring Method Man and Redman. Chronicling the 48 hours leading up to the release of their second group album BLACKOUT 2! Which is in stores now. This episode “The Day Before Album Release” (Part2), Redman & Method Man have a full day including…

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Join The Method Man & Redman Photobucket Group!

Click here to joint the Method Man & Redman group on Photobucket.com now! BLACKOUT 2 In Stores Now! Go get your copy! Click here to purchase BLACKOUT 2 on Amazon.com! Click here to purchase BLACKOUT 2 on iTunes! Text DEFJAM to 66937 for a free Method Man & Redman ringtone and updates

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AllHipHop And Method Man & Redman Present "The Next 48 Hours" Part 1

Check out All Hip Hop’s new web series “The Next 48 Hours” featuring Method Man and Redman. Chronicling the 48 hours leading up to the release of their second group album BLACKOUT 2! Which is in stores now. This episode “The Day Before Album Release” (Part1), Redman & Method Man perform “A-Yo” on Late Night…

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Method Man & Redman Performing "A-YO" On Last Call With Carson Daly Tonight!

Don’t miss Method Man & Redman performing “A-Yo” on Last Call with Carson Daly TONIGHT on NBC! 1:35 AM EST BLACKOUT 2 In Stores Now! Go get your copy! Click here to purchase BLACKOUT 2 on Amazon.com! Click here to purchase BLACKOUT 2 on iTunes! Text DEFJAM to 66937 for a free Method Man &…

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MTV Buzzworthy: Method Man and Redman's Vegetarian Tips.

Click here to check out Meth and Red’s Vegetarian Tips for MTV’s Buzzworthy blog. BLACKOUT 2 In Stores Now! Go get your copy! Click here to purchase BLACKOUT 2 on Amazon.com! Click here to purchase BLACKOUT 2 on iTunes! Text DEFJAM to 66937 for a free Method Man & Redman ringtone and updates.

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Method Man & Redman On Demand on Iheartradio.com!

Check out Method Man & Redman featured in the On Demand section of iheartradio.com! Listen to their singles on iheartradio.com here. BLACKOUT 2 In Stores Now! Go cop that. Text DEFJAM to 66937 for a free Method Man & Redman ringtone and updates.

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Method Man & Redman's BLACKOUT 2 In Stores Now! Go Cop That!

It took them nearly 10 years to do the sequel to their weed-celebrating team-up, but Meth and Red made the wait worthwhile. They’ve still got the lyrical dexterity and acerbic wit to sound fresh, even as they revisit their usual thematic haunts: women, blunts and more blunts. With banging beats, they bring the heat through…

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Method Man & Redman "Dis Iz 4 All My Smokers" Fan Video

Check out this cool fan video for Method Man & Redman’s song “Dis Iz 4 All My Smokers” off BLACKOUT 2! Pre-order BLACKOUT 2 on Amazon Now Here. BLACKOUT 2 In Stores May 19th! Cop that! Text DEFJAM to 66937 for a free Method Man & Redman ringtone and updates.

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Win A Chance To Be On Stage For Method Man & Redman's Performance On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon!

Attention all Method Man and Redman fans: On May 18th, 2009 Method Man and Redman will be performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Here is where you come in… How would you like a chance to be close to Method Man and Redman’s performance on the show? Click on the link below and you will be directed…

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Video Premiere: Method Man & Redman - "Ayo" - WATCH NOW!

Click here to watch the video premiere of Method Man & Redman’s new single “Ayo” on defjam.com now! Click here to purchase “Ayo” on itunes now. BLACKOUT 2 In Stores May 19th! Make sure you get your copy. Text DEFJAM to 66937 for a free Method Man & Redman ringtone and updates.

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Method Man & Redman's New Video "AYO" New Joint Of The Day On BET's 106 & Park!

Don’t miss Method Man & Redman’s new video “AYO” as the New Joint of the day on BET’s 106 & Park Tonight! BLACKOUT 2 In Stores May 19th! Go get your copy. Text DEFJAM to 66937 for a free Method Man & Redman ringtone and updates.

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