Method Man
They’re Out To Get Me (Part I)

methsmall1.jpgBefore we get started, Method Man wants to make one thing clear: “Fuck an intro paragraph.” As he revealed on his new single, “Say,” the Staten Island-bred MC does not appreciate all the negative reviews, sideways comments and Hollywood jokes that have been made at his expense. He doesn’t appreciate journalists talking about how old he is now (35) or talking about how he’s focusing too much on his acting (he will be back as Cheese on season four of HBO’s The Wire). But what bothers Iron Lung the most is when people question his character or street credibility. Perhaps hoping to remind folks that you shouldn’t run your mouth about a man who once threatened to stab your tongue with a rusty screwdriver, Meth is focusing on his return to hip-hop with his new album, 421: The Day After. When XXLMAG.COM caught up with Meth, he did not hesitate to rip us a new one. Bring the pain!

Listen To:
Method Man feat. Raekwon & RZA “Presidential MC” (2006)
Method Man feat. Lauryn Hill “Say” (2006)

Method Man feat. Fat Joe & Styles P (2006)

In a recent interview you said you felt like the critical hate towards you began when ego trip gave you the “Mr. Potential Underachiever Award” in the Book of Rap Lists.
Yeah, it did. I didn’t think that was fair at all because there’s a lot of niggas out there that’s way worse than what I was. They should’ve gave Bone Thugs that shit—no, let me stop, I love Bone. I think a lot of people didn’t like me in the first fuckin’ place. The thing with XXL is recently I read some shit where they put my name first on some “falling the fuck off” shit, and I thought that was insulting. I thought that was real fuckin’ fucked up.

Do you have any idea why critics would say things like that?
I don’t know, man. You gotta look at these things and wonder why they said it. I looked at my last two albums and, you know what, I can see why fans would be a little disappointed with me up to the point where they like, You know what, I ain’t really riding with this dude too tough. I’m just gonna wait and see. Wait and see. I don’t mind that type of constructive criticism, but when muthafuckas goin’ straight at the jugular, that’s when it’s a problem. That’s when I feel like I gotta defend myself. I could care less if they get mad at me for jumping on muthafuckin’ big scenes, because if it were up to them, they’d do the same fuckin’ thing. I ain’t gonna act in that movie with Mel Gibson cause they not gonna think I’m hood no more? Fuck y’all niggas! These muthafuckas attacking me! This is how I eat. This is how I make my living. And check it out, the Lord ain’t created no man yet that’s gonna block me from feeding my kids, B. I’m serious. I’ll kick a nigga’s head off before I let that shit happen. So any sideways shit that feel like it’s gonna deter my career, I’m definitely comin’ out swingin’, B. And that go for everybody, even you, muthafucka.

Do you ever feel like a big reason people question your credibility is because of the success you’ve had as an actor?
I think it had a lot to do with that sitcom. They would step the fuck up like, “How come you ain’t doing the music? What’s with all the acting and the sitcom shit?” Ain’t nobody said that shit when ’Pac did it. But muthafuckas ain’t see me out lately, so it’s easy for niggas to take pot shots at me and for the fans not to come to my defense, because they ain’t heard nothing from Meth. Out of sight, out of mind. I ain’t no violent nigga. I don’t go around talking about sticking my gun in nobody’s face. I don’t talk about, I’m gonna go beat this one, I’m gonna beat that one. But know this, man: If I don’t like you and you said some sideways shit and I’m in the area and my peoples is in the area, all I gotta do is point my head in your direction, nigga. A wolf gonna take your head off. Period. And I don’t even gotta be there for that. I got a few niggas I want mashed out, but I ain’t sayin’ nothing. And I’m not acting on it because you know what, I’m bigger than that. My whole thing is, I gave you the first warning. When you attacked me, I gave a warning, I said my shit out loud like, “Look, muthafucka, stop fuckin’ with me.” When you come at me again, and I don’t say nothin’, that’s when it’s time to worry.

methsmall2.jpgWhere is the line between constructive criticism and disrespect?
I’m cool with criticism, it’s just the way they doin’ it now. When they do X’s review, I ain’t never seen anyone shit on X like that because they know X will show up to their front doorstep and beat the shit out of them. It’s the certain way that you do shit. Before, niggas’ problem with me was the muthafuckin’ beats. Now, all of a sudden it’s the rhymes too? Kiss my muthafuckin’ ass. Nobody blames RZA for the beats, him not having input on my second and third albums, not being there to back a nigga up. Nobody blame RZA, they blame me. I don’t make beats! If you gonna criticize, if you say you don’t like the beats, they came up short, that’s okay, but don’t sit there and be like, He ain’t ghetto no more, his lyrics is wack. That shit is fighting words right there, B. You don’t know my struggle. Unless you walked up and down my block, how you gonna say what I’m talking about is wack? I think they should put a disclaimer before any fuckin’ album review that says, “These are not necessarily the views of the whole public, it’s just the views of a few hatin’ muthafuckas.” And then you take it how you want to take it. Because people look at these reviews and they judge whether they should buy an album or not. Straight up.

So it sounds like it’s less the criticism of the music that bothers you than when people try to tie the criticism into who you are as a person.
Exactly. That shit burns my fuckin’ ass to the point where I want to put hands on somebody. I mean, I don’t even read y’all magazine. For real, my man had that shit. He showed me that shit and I was like, “Oh word? That’s how it’s going down? Aight.” Because every time I used to pick up your shit, there was never nothing good about me in XXL. Never.

Do you think that will change with the new album?
Who knows, man. I don’t really give a fuck no more because when I’m out in the street, the way these people receive me, I’m good in every hood. That’s how I know right there. Ain’t no person in no magazine review, no editor can tell me what my worth is. These niggas in the street let me know everyday. Fuck XXL. Fuck The Source. Fuck VIBE. Fuck Trace. Fuck all them muthafuckas. Complex. Fuck all them niggas that ever had a sideways thing to say about the kid. But at the same time, I fucks with y’all. This is just me defending myself. That’s it.

It seems like this could be a pivotal time in your career. Are there any steps you’re taking to solidify your legacy?
My shit already been written in stone. You can’t change the game forever. I just don’t like the way niggas is comin’ at the kid. How they gonna praise my brother Ghost and then try to shit on the rest of the Clan? That shit don’t ride with us ’cause we came in as a family. Don’t praise one nigga and then shit on the rest. That’s a form of separation right there. And if I read one more fuckin’ article that says, “former Wu-Tang member Ghostface Killah” I’m gonna tear my fuckin’ hair out.

You’ve actually read that?
Word. Niggas is idiots. People don’t fuckin’ read anymore, they just see the shit in big print. They might just get to the first fuckin’—in the first two paragraphs y’all be writing, puttin’ niggas’ ages and trying to discredit a nigga. I don’t like that paragraph…

You mean the intro paragraph?
Yeah, the intro paragraph. I say fuck an intro paragraph, because if you read that intro paragraph, they stick it to you. The same way rappers, when they write lyrics, they do subliminal shit, y’all do the same shit, throwing subliminal shit in there like, “30-plus-year-old rapper,” or “Is he still significant nowadays?” “Hmm, we don’t know.” You know, little question marks, asterisks and shit.

You don’t think it’s important to question whether a rapper is still relevant after being around for 10 years?

I understand that. Ask the question during the interview then. Don’t put it ahead of the interview like a question you never even asked and shit. That’s all I’m gonna say. I don’t think that shit fair either.

With Southern rap being so dominant, do you feel like you’re still relevant to today’s audience?
Everybody has that little fear, but I’m an OG. I hate to say it. [Laughs]. I been in the game a long-ass time. The life expectancy is five years in hip-hop. I been doing it 12, 13 years, so I don’t think much of that shit really applies to me. But as far as staying up with today’s music with these Down South dudes, I’m not trying to keep up, man. I just don’t want to be counted out. There always gotta be a yin to a yang. Once people get tired of that they gonna come back to this anyway. But I love the fact that the South got on they grind. Wasn’t nobody checkin’ for them niggas. I felt they pain when they used to go out there and give me their CDs and say, “Nobody want to come see us, ain’t no record labels out here.” Them niggas got on they grind and got noticed. You gotta be a fuckin’ idiot to hate on that, that’s grizzly. That’s the American dream right there. My only thing is, I’m salty at Down South niggas. They only strikin’ back and defending themselves against all the backlash they getting’ from New York, but they saying, “New York gotta get on they grind.” Fuck y’all. New York been on their grind.

Check back for Part II of XXLMAG.COM’s interview with Method Man, where he reveals the truth about his relationship with Def Jam and Hot 97.

  • Franc-O-

    1st bithces

  • http://www.myspace.com/jeffrosenthal Jeff

    The same way rappers, when they write lyrics, they do subliminal shit, y’all do the same shit, throwing subliminal shit in there like, “30-plus-year-old rapper,” or “Is he still significant nowadays?” “Hmm, we don’t know.” You know, little question marks, asterisks and shit.

    Method Man doesn’t want to sit down with these magazines, anyway – ‘Fuck XXL, The Source, etc.’ – but when he does, you better ask him the questions that he doesn’t have time for.

  • DJ N-Credible

    Thats my nigga Tical…that New Orleans concert you did at the HOB was off the meter son…oh and yeah if you read this…i was the one that passed you the blunt of hydro from the crowd…you thanked me and said you needed that…they had some dumass nigga talkin shit next to me, you started rappin in his face when you came off the stage into the crowd…i know you probably dont remember thats why i am trying to refresh your memory…anyways you have one of the best shows son hands down…mad respect…oh yeah that was crazy how you jumped from the 2nd floor balcony and used some white prick as a landing cushion…lol…do you fam

  • http://www.facebook.com DEDICATION

    Method Man is the shit I agree with everything he is saying except that fuck the south shit New York do need to get back on the grind and stop complaining and start back rapping!!!!!!!!!!!SEL 1ST

  • Demi

    Only Meth could get away with that many contradictions…

  • http://www.facebook.com DEDICATION

    Oh yeah much love and respect keep doing you thang!!!!!!!!!!SEL

  • OH KING

    I loved what Meth been doing from day 1. But you better calm down with that bone shit!!!! We don’t find shit funny round here,and we ain’t no haters so we still hope you blow.

  • pop a poppa

    all these rappers better be careful
    wit dat acting shit.
    pretty much anyone that goes in a
    movie ends up gettin’ fucked in the
    next year or two.
    they don’t really fall off artistically,
    but their sales go way down.
    t.i., luda, the game, outkast, and
    50 cent are gonna have the same shit
    happen to them.
    it already happen to ice cube, eve,
    dmx, ja rule, eminem, etc.

  • http://www.myspace.com/cleanzilla Zilla Roc

    Meth–
    You’re one of the greatest to ever rhyme. But you’re last album was uninspired, lyrically and musically. The new joint “Presidential MC” is fire and it sounds like you’re regaining the rugged, snotty-nosed style that made you a star. Keep doing your thing and f*ck a magazine.

  • Enlightened

    METH – IF YOU CAN HEAR THIS!
    Please stop cause their still doing it to you. It’s making it seem like all you’re doing is complaining. Look at the way this interview is formatted. There probably were questions asked about other subjects (I hope) but we don’t see them. Then they didn’t edit the answers down so we just get paragraphs and paragraphs of your problems. The result of this interview is not good. It does not get your point across. You’re speaking from the heart, but now it’s looking like you just all over the place with it complaining. It’s a no-win situation fighting the media alone. The only way you can fight media is with media in your corner, like Eminem and Interscope had XXL with them against the Source. All media is bias, you have to find the ones with bias that leans towards you if you want to go at the others. Then they’ll slant it your way and put you in a good light.
    I’m grabbing that new CD when it drop by the way, fa sho.

  • MIKE MURDA

    METHOD IS A FUCKIN LEGEND HIM AND REDMAN THEY BRUNG THE WEED SMOKE RAPPIN ALIVE AND TOOK IT COMMERCIAL.BIG UP 2 THE DYNAMIC DUO RED AND METH LOVE YALL NIGGAS PHILLY LOVE BABY.WE NEED ANOTHER ALBUM FROM YALL GIVE US 1 SOON PLEASE

  • http://rockthedub.blogspot.com khal

    i hope he rhymes about this shit on the album. meth sounds like one of those dudes who performs better when he’s in that angry zone… i wanna see how he’d spit about the media.

    now my thing is, reviews are opinions… again, why does xxl have a love/hate issue? to see if their opinions still stick at the end. and they admit faults. and shit has changed. he needs to realize that a lot of fans don’t dictate their purchases based on a review. shit, i know mad females who buy an album based on how a nigga look in a video or on 106 and park. they don’t read mags. is he just trying to appeal to male mag readers?

  • k-rizzy

    How the mighty have fallen> Its so sad to hear meth talk like this . He has not been relavent for years. Not a problem that he began actin however is rappin has definately slipped. I’m from the east and I love B.I.G but he must be on that tical mentioning him and PAC in the same sentence

  • Here Comes The Hot Sauce

    Wow, this is sad. Son used to be great…But all 3 of those records from the new record are trash, and I feel him, it sucks that he gets savaged in the press, but cotdamned, his music has been totally lacking for 10 years at this point….He’s a nice rapper, but there is no spark, his bars and beats aren’t gelling….It’s sad, and there’s nothing he can do about that…he just isn’t in the zone…

  • LA KING

    FUCK ALL THAT BULLSHIT,FUCK ALL THESE MAGAZINES.BRING THE PAIN BACK METH,YOUR THE SHIT
    LET ALL THESE FAGGOT ASS CRITICS KNOW THAT TICAL IS COMING BACK AND YOUR ABOUT SHIT ON ALL OF THEM.CANT WAIT FOR THE NEW ALBUM THAT “SAY” SHIT IS CRAZY ALSO THAT “TAKE THE HEAT” SHIT PRODUCED BY DR.DRE. THAT IS JUST PLAIN SICK.
    DO YOUR THING TICAL CANT WAIT FOR MORE HEAT.L.A. ALWAYS GOT LOVE FOR YOU AND THE CLAN.CALIFORNIA LOVE

  • 11kap

    Y’all hating people are very insane, because you turn your back on good artists too quick just because they mature. now, since when did getting old mean you can’t rap or be a musical artist anymore? Go tell Tony Bennett that then, haters! Y’all are so fake!

  • http://myspace.com/rebeldr hip hop fan

    man i love meth!! but it is kinda true… magazines shit on some artist alot and what we need is to be a society not individuals!! meth is part of the old school hip hop!
    so let realize that what he does is part of that old school hip hop!!! big ups for meth and fuck any magazine who shits on any hip hop artist!!

  • k-rizzy

    Since meth is old skool let him just rap old skool NO MORE NEW ALBUMS METH your time has passed and you didn’t keep up

  • http://xxlmag.com G.Wynn

    Tical is on some other type shit. I feel his pain, but at the same time how is he going to compare his acting career to Pac’s. Pac had serious roles. Tical got caught up in all that cooning and shit with Redman and now he wants everyone to take him seriously. It is the character that you and your boy portrayed that has everyone questioning your street cred. You can’t be haha heehee and think everybody is going to respect that shit. Stick to playing Cheese on the Wire. do some different shit. And stop playing the role of the madd rapper. If you fell off, you just fell off. Grab your nuts get on your grizzly and quit crying about that critic shit. Blame RZA for the beats. Nigga you picked the beats and had people like Diddy preserving your sexy. Ghost is the only consistent member of the Clan. People will big up Ghost forever, get used to it. You or any other Clan member should understand that. Meth STEP YOUR GAME UP!!!!!!!!

  • wiso

    Dirty south all day erry day cuz…holla

  • Knuckz

    pop a poppa Says:

    August 4th, 2006 at 11:40 am
    all these rappers better be careful
    wit dat acting shit.
    pretty much anyone that goes in a
    movie ends up gettin’ fucked in the
    next year or two.
    they don’t really fall off artistically,
    but their sales go way down.
    t.i., luda, the game, outkast, and
    50 cent are gonna have the same shit
    happen to them.
    it already happen to ice cube, eve,
    dmx, ja rule, eminem, etc.

    ——————————
    I respect your right to have an opinion, but most rapper actors make more money from movies(Cube, Will & LL especially) than the hottest rapper can make from CD sales & touring combined, why would they give up movies to cater to today’s fickle fans? Not to mention Cube and Will actually have production companys. I like Meth as an MC, but dude cannot act. His best role was in 187 when he shanked Samuel Jackson and that’s because he didn’t speak. Will, Cube, Latifah, Pac, Andre 3000 & LL are the only rapper/actors that get any respect in hollywood and they deserve it.

  • DJ Xcalibur

    Meth is my man!!! I never doubted him for a second…well maybe when Diddy was brought in to help with the last album…Anyway that album to me was just a poor choice of beats and the wrong people being involved. I love and respect dude his lyrics are always so real. I don’t know anybody in my neck of the woods that is hatin on Meth. He killed that 9 Mill Brothas on Ghostface’s album. I never ever counted him out I just think he had to step back for a sec and recharge. Everybody has to do that. I think this new album is goin to do well for him. And for the record i loved Red & Meth. That shit was funny!

  • 11kap

    How are you gonna diss Meth? He will always be a good artist, because he will always do his old songs well into the future.
    You’ll see when no one gives you love when you get older, because y’all make some evil, blackhearted comments. I don’t like how y’all put down the older people who paved the way for you. That’s totally disrespectful and unacceptable and very immature. get a life!
    This is somewhat of a kkk website always dissin black people…..wack shit.

  • DJ C “THe oLd SouL”

    Fishscale + Cuban Link 2 + 4:21 = a Wu-Tang Resurrection. If anybody can bring New York back, it’s them niggas.

  • http://MINDSTATELA HELTAH SIN SAY

    METHOD IZ DA SHIT I CHOPED IT UP WITH THE CAT A FEW TIME NIGGA, ME AND BUSA BUSS, CANT NOBODY FUCK WIT A NEW YORK NIGGA, IM TELLIN YALL MAN DEEZ NIGGUHS DOWN SOUTH IS ASKIN FOR SOME 96 SHIT TO POP OFF EAST KOSTRANOSTRA TYPE CATS IZ GOIN HAVE TO STEP DEY GAME UP AND STARTS PLUGGIN DEEZ DIRTY HIC NIGGUHS WIT SOME FIFTY CALI ROUNDS I MEAN DEEZ NIGGS WANT TO DANCE AND ALL DAT SHIT AND SAY WE GOTS TO STEP OUR GAME UP, HOT DAM NIGGA ITS TIME TO ASSASINATE DEEZ FUCKEN FLEA BAG AS BITCH ASS BUBA GUMP FAGGOT ASS BITCHES ON SOME GENOCIDE SHIT NUFF SAID, “NOW LETS GET BACK TO SOME KILLA SHIT”

    WEST COST WERE YOU AT MY NIGGAS AT LEAST YALL NIGGAS PUT UP A FIGHT AND CAME AT US HOMISIDAL. DEEZ NIGGAS DOWN SOUTH, AINT SWINGIN SHIT BUT ON THE DICK.

  • rodger auster

    meth needs meds

  • H-man

    I dont care what anybody thinks…all I can B iz me…if ya dont like me den, well go 2 hell…how high iz da dopest movie…Johnny Blaze iz my speaciality, wit da neem oil…lolol…I feel the same meth…I couldnt have said it better……I got da blue pits and U have da red ones…Iz this not common ground 4 us 2 stand on?? Both have pits… naw mean??? The only way I can better myself is by listennning, (not being ignorant) 2 the negatives people say about me…It takes a strong man 2 accept his faults, its da only way I can grow az an individual and a human being…Give Meth an article in XXL promoting hiz art, and RZA do a few beats…problems solved…Get Red in there 2…Its not that anybody fell off…New York didnt fall off, its dat others have stepped da game up 2 a new level…Im colder than an eskimo on a pedistal lololol If I myself cant keep up wit da times, den I get left behind..Same 4 you…

  • MIKE MURDA

    METH NEED 2 SIGN 2 G UNIT OR LET 50 WORK ON HIS ALBUM AND GET SOME EM BEATS IF YALL WANNA KEEP IT REAL IN THE ROOM METH AND RED WAS THE ONLY EAST COAST NIGGAS 2PAC RESPECTED THATS FACT. PAC AND NAS TALKED FACE 2 FACE SQUASHED THEY PROBLEMS

  • MIKE MURDA

    REST IN PEACE 2 ODB. METH DO YA THING

  • H-man

    …I agree wit Mike Murda, ooops your already doin RZA…EM beats and 50 sounds like a bright future…Maybe switch your style up.

  • http://XXLmag.com Westside Money

    I cant wair to get his album.METHOD MAN you the stuff and when you gonna do another album with Redman.

  • PAYCHEXX

    MR METH FUCK THOSE WRITERS WHO DONT KNOW YOUR STRUGGLE. I BOUGHT ALL YOUR SHIT. U R ONE OF THE FEW I DO BUY. SO JUST KEEP BRINGIN THAT HARD SHIT. FUCK NIGGAS WHO ROCKS FLIP FLOP THAT SHIT FEMINE, REAL NIGGAS ROCK TUBE SOCKS AND TIMBERLANDS. PEACE

  • raul

    enlightnted you made a great point it maked no sense for meth to fight the media. It’s a no win situation. as a aspring rapper myself i feel where meth is coming from. when you put your soul out there you know it’s good and still gets hated on it crushes your soul.But to a casaul fan(80%of the audience)it comes off like meth is a bitter old has been. who time passed him buy. I am 25 and a big wu tang fan. But as every one on this board(whether they admit it or not)knows.Even though the wu has made some quality products. They aren’t the house hold name they was 10 years ago.XXl is right in thier section this probably is your last chance to show what you can do. It does seem like once you got sucess you like countless others lost a bit of your hunger. Meth if your reading this don’t take this negatively get you down take it as the fuel to make you great. we know you can do it.

  • MIKE MURDA

    METHOD MAN GOT HITS 4 DAYS DONT GET IT FUCKED UP IF HE HAD BETTER PROMOTION HIS LAST COUPLE ALBUMS HE WOULDA BEEN CONSIDERED ONE OF THE BEST AND REMEMBER IN THE EAST COAST STATS COUNT REAL RAP

  • rubyspirit

    Great interview! Meth is #1…period.

  • bmort

    My only thing is, I’m salty at Down South niggas. They only strikin’ back and defending themselves against all the backlash they getting’ from New York, but they saying, “New York gotta get on they grind.” Fuck y’all. New York been on their grind.
    What da fuk meth expect when all new york niggas do is throw subliminal shots at downsouth niggas. “bring da real hiphop back” what is lil wayne, ti., luda, jeezy, 3000 and killa mike? no niggas from da south say shit about new york niggas. u damn right we grind and we dun took da fucking crown. back in the early to mid 90s new york niggas wasnt playing downsouth and they wasnt looking out for downsouth, so dont expect that shit from us. all niggas wanna do is say dat snap music is wack. well it dont look no worse then that damn harlem shake. every nigga talkin bout we bringing new york back. stop saying that shit and just make good music people wanna hear AND UNDERSTAND. as long as u saying we bring new york back it shows its not back yet. i just wish all the hating would stop because downsouth niggas aint saying nothing against new york at all. im feeling papoose, busta, nas, jay and meth (be4 this article). but if u notice da niggas dat get props and is making money outta new york they aint got shit to say about da south. only the broke, sour niggas dat aint making money got slick shit to say.
    and when u wanna say downsouth is commercial just remember puffy started the shiny suits, meth and red did deodarant commercials, ja rule started singing and 50 is the biggest contradiction in hiphop as far as picking at ja and going back and doing the same thing. then his flow is downsouth which is why killa mike was gonna crush dat nigga.

  • bmort

    heltah sin i just read dat wack shit u wrote. if u dont think it real niggas down hea come holla at us nigga. as far as west putting up a fight against da east. didnt nobody even wanna approach my nig pac and deathrow. all dem niggas was quiet and scared as hell. we dont do too much talkin we bout gettin money and females my nigga. u keep sittin on da corner mad nigga. we will be at da club on some ass at night and gettin money during the day. u just a prime example of niggas dat hate on da south. do more then spit some fucking lyrics nigga. put an album together, get ya marketing right and sell something. you might think we dumb and country but why we selling so much and yall bigest names cant do nuffin no more. half our big name cats has stop making music (mystikal, trick, 3000,). GET SERIOUS AND SELL SOME RECORDS IF YOU REMEMBER. OH YEAH AND TRY TO DO AN INTERVIEW WITHOUT MENTIONING THE SOUTH PLEASE.

  • c-don

    Why does the south come up in all these interviews, we not commenting on NY rappers they r lashing out at us. Can we have our moment to our lifestyle out there and make our money just like the east and west. stop crying and get it together

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  • jonjon-23

    It always seems like the south is rolling off of these niggas tongues–no matter what the subject is. Meth was a decent rapper back in the day but his time has passed. He was a straight up court jester on his series a couple of years ago, and with those retarded ass Right Guard commercials?

  • east waco, tx

    NIGGA WAS COOL IN MY BOOK TILL HE SAID FUCK THE SOUTH NIGGA FUCK YOU WIT A SICK DICK. YO SHIT NEVER GET PLAYED IN THE RIDE

  • idiots

    Damn you Southern niggas are lacking in all areas of reading comprehension.

    METH DID NOT DISS THE SOUTH. HE PRAISED YOU IDIOTS. He just said he’s tired of you non-lyrical, rappin-about-candy-paint-and-shootin-niggas-grandmothers-all-day wack fucks telling New York cats to step up their game. The East created this shit. If it wasn’t for them, yall would still be walking barefoot and hustling with rat-tails and box fades. You KNOW a Southern nigga wouldnt have the mental capacity to put two words together that rhyme. “AY MAAANE WHUT DAT IZ SUPPOSZZED TOOO BEE IZ RAAAPINN N SHYT WEE IZ NOT BEE RAPPURZ WEE BEE KILLIN AND HUZTLIN CUZ HUZTLING IZ REEEL!!”

    The bottom line is you will never EVER see a Rakim/Nas/G Rap/GZA type of MC come out of the South. Why do I say that? Because yall niggas dont even believe in being called an MC. You reject hip hop. Instead you call it crunk or snap rap. Yall niggas are trying your hardest to destroy the word hip hop and turn it into some ignorant meaningless shit. Niggas dont care about lyrics down there. It’s all about hustling and shooting everyone that breathes and then going to the booty club afterwards riding up there in a candy paint car grippin grain so they can do the snap dance. That’s ALLL you hear from niggas in the South. “Nigga I ain’t no rapper! Fuck “heep hop!” I’z a huztla that happunz to rAP!!” That’s yall niggas ultimate excuse when it comes to defending yourselves against critizism.

    I’m sure some idiot will bring up Andre or Scarface or Little Brother….”wee gotzz nigguhz whoo bee rayppin guud and dey gotz leeriks!!”

    But what you 2nd grade dropouts fail to realize is that ALLL these niggas were influenced by New York niggas. Scarface = G Rap and Public Enemy. Andre = Tribe Called Quest
    Little Brother – might as well be from New York, listen to the way they rhyme.

    SO! The next time you bitch niggas who have had the spotlight for what…4 or 5 of the last THREE DECADES of hip hop’s history….wanna talk out the side of your face when it comes to NYC’s relevance in this rap shit; do the knowledge. Hip Hop started there, 90% of the greatest EMCEES (not rappers) of all time come from there, and eventually it will all come back there. Or back “thurr”, however you niggas say shit.

  • how the fuck u can?

    how the fuck u can talk like that about amadafuckin legend, men fuck that soute bulshit, i dont give a fuck about the hard way that the sout shit made, there muzkic is bulsshit, no fuckin heart in this shit, lil jon? ying yang? man what the fuck is that, this is not rap, this is strught hustling and that aint right madafucka… math is fuckin right, man keep doying that muzic that we all love in israel, it is time for some heavyweight madafucka like u to drop again and bring back real hip hop to the world….u defently on the top 5 for me, so fuck em…..
    come to tel – aviv man, 50 came and it was fuckin wack i want the real stuff we gonna show u love…..peac from the otherside crew from the israeli warzone family

  • WES WES YALL

    I agree with meth that mags some times try to down play you but that’s no reason to cry about it…everybody goes through it….METH aint been doin music because no one listens to it

  • killabees

    Fuck meth dude is shit.

  • me

    he only sounds good on other people’s shit! period.

  • Bloodline

    Whoever said fuk MEF, fuck your gran ma with a sick dick and her cat too. Meth bigged up the entire south for their grind he just shitted on the south niggas talking shit bout New Yorks grind. South shit is buzzing coz of the crackers that buying that shit. Ya’ll dumb niggas need to get out of the U.S for one second, its like 96 out there, hard core hip hop, lyricsism, real talent. The only wack ass punk ass bastards leaning rocking and laffy taffying is ya’ll ignint bastards. Check out the Video ‘The Worst’ Wu tang and Onyx a proficy of how hardcore gets segregated and shit. I’d keep at it but i got to roll up another White Owl.

  • MIKE MURDA

    FUCK TJE SOUTH EXCEPT 4 CASHVILLE AND ATLANTA

  • http://www.myspace.com/nucpromotions Noetik

    Dope article, ENUFF SAID! COME CHECK OUT METHOD IN A LIVE INTERVIEW ON THE BREAKDOWN TV SHOW! EXCLUSIVE! CLICK EPISODES WHEN YOU GET ON THERE ADN ENJOY!!- http://WWW.THEBREAKDOWN.TV

  • http://none Dat Nigga

    Fuck u mef

  • Profit

    I been a Meth fan 4 many years, but all this so-called hate isn’t because ur a Hollywood actor, it’s because your music isn’t correct as it used to be. I hope this album is hot for the sake of your career….p.s. FUCK THE SOUTH

  • Young L

    First of all, while Meth’s last album wasn’t all that great, it still went gold, annd all his other albums went plat, so I wouldn’t really call that a fall off… As far as all this “fuck the south” shit goes though….I’m tired of hearin it….the South, just like any other region….has it’s good artists and it’s not-so good artists….if y’all want the so called “real hip-hop” artists to succeed…..go cop their shit! I know I may cop a gza cd, along with my muthafuckin slim thug or whoever cd i buy… stop talkin about all that… There’s so many damn ppl in new york or on the east coast…y’all’s artist should be just fine, but obviously you don’t care or think they’re good enough to support.

  • Young L

    In the words of that Bol, “quit yer bitchin”

  • germankid

    Method man you da man
    Cash
    Rules
    Everything
    Around
    Me
    C.R.E.A.M get the money dolla,dolla bill yal
    forgit them stupid ass journalists your one of da greatest

  • Dipset

    I dont give a shit about this…GO DOLPHINS 16-0 BABY!!! FUCK THE BILLS!!! AND FUCK THE PISTONS!!! BEN WALLACE IS GAY!!! OH AND FUCK PROJECT PATTA.. its DIPSET BITCH!!! EAT A DICK AND DIE!!!

  • Dipset’s “Friend”

    i agree with dipset who the fuck wants to here about this gay nigga its all about the dolphins …who the fuck cares about method man… i hope castro gets his nuts caught in a meat chredder.. go fins!

  • Dipset’s “Friend”

    i agree with dipset

  • Dipset’s nephew

    fuck method man and fuck castro!!!!

  • doctor 69

    i am a homosexual.. thats right im admitting to the world right here!!! im gay and i still remeber the time that cam pistol whipped me …

  • d1psets friend

    i agree with dipset hes the bomb!! go fins.. fuck castro!!!

  • killabees

    DIPSET^ not only are u keeping it street reppin the SET you go and shout out the dolphins. Phins are running shit this year in the AFC. Watch out haters Dante is going to be holding down the fort.
    DIPSET ALL DAY EVERYDAY.

  • http://tydaflyhotmail.com TY

    PITTSBURGH, PA!! THE STEELERS ALL THE WAY. GET OFF THE DOLPHINS FINS, CAUSE THAT WHOLE TEAM IS GAY!!!

  • jonjon-23

    The Cleveland Browns…??!!!

  • Dipset’s cousin’s friend

    i agree with dipset and his friend!!! GO DOLPHINS!!!! woo hoo!!! 16-0 baby… fuck the patriots steelers and browns???

  • Face Phoenix

    It’s A Shame that Meth gets shitted on by so many magazines yet, lesser MCs still get unrivaled push from the same magazines. Meth is to the East what Snoop is to the West. . . An Icon. Tical was a Classic, Tical 2 had it’s Bumps and Tical 0 was a return to form despite the “Critical Beatdown”. Meth do your thing I Still feel ya. PS Where the Hell is the Blackout2!

  • THA RAW LIST

    DJ C “THe oLd SouL” Says:

    August 4th, 2006 at 4:47 pm
    Fishscale + Cuban Link 2 + 4:21 = a Wu-Tang Resurrection. If anybody can bring New York back, it’s them niggas.
    ————————————–
    IF I HEAE ANOTHER MUTHAFUCKA SAY THIS SHIT, I AM GOING TO LOOSE IT!!!!

    BRING WHAT THE FUCK BACK!!!! NEW YORK NIGGAS AINT STOP MAKING MUSIC, SO WHAT THE FUCK IS THERE TO BRING BACK???

    LIKE METH SAID HIMSELF NIGGAS WASNT FUCKIN WITH THE SOUTH, WE GAVE NIGGAS A CHOICE, U CAN GIVE US A CHANCE AND EAT WITH US, OR WE CAN SHUT U THE FUCK DOWN, IT’S OBVIOUS WHAT THE CHOICE WAS.

    I DONT KNOW WHAT THE FUCK PEOPLE WANT US TO TALK ABOUT, SOUTHERN NIGGAS TALK OUR EVERYDAY LIFE AND STRUGGLE, WE TELL IT LIKE IT IS, U DONT GET NO RAWER THAN THAT REAL TALK. AND UNTIL PEOPLE WANT TO GET BACK INTO THAT FAKE “I DRIVE A BENTLEY TO MY PENTHOUSE, SIPPIN CRIS, WITH A TRUNK FULL OF BRICKS, GOING TO THE HOOD, TO HOLLA AT MY MAFIA CONNECTS, FLOSSY ASS BULLSHIT, THE SOUTH WILL CONTINUE TO RUN IT

    REALITY CHECK

  • Vick

    Meth is real talkin…the mags be dissing evry rapper if they aint from the south…..DO YA THANG METH

  • killabees

    Meth is sour.

  • Dipset

    Damn killabees you officially my nigga!!! Dolphin and dipset representer??? thats wut the fuck im talkin bout!!! holla at ya boy!!!… u from miami??

  • Hip Hop 1 Love

    First off, Method Man keep up the good work. Secondly, Fuck Wendy William’s fat ass and any hatin’ magazine that spit on legends. Muthafuckers would be all over the hottest rapper’s dick only if they are in the radio and shit. Method and the Clan have been putting in work and been relevant than any other rappers out there. XXL, y’all should show love to other emcees in the game, not only Mr. Curtis Jackson and his Interscope buddies. Iron Lung keep smoking these fucks till they respect those with dues. One Love Hip Hop North/South/East/West and Beyond!!!

  • jon jon–23

    A New York nigga is a Southern nigga is a Midwest nigga is a West Coast nigga. You New York niggas sound like fools. If you lined a nigga from each region up in front of George Bush, he would just see a line of niggas. Yall talk about lyrical content but your so called “great” lyracists talk about drug dealing, robbing, and killing too. The only difference is yall talk faster and have a different accent. Say what you want about how we live in the south, but when I visit the east coast you guys live on top of each other like sardines, and you have rats as big as gophers lurking in the shadows. My point is while East Coast niggas look down on southern niggas, crackers are looking down on all of us and laughing.

  • http://MR.EAST27THSTREET east oakland yeah thats right

    FUCK WENDY WILLAIMS AND XXL

    METH GETS LOVE IN OAKLAND AND

    THE BAY AREA

  • Real Talk

    Meth The reason people talk about you so much is because they love you and they want to see you where they think you suppose to be. Stay focus and good luck.

  • Dima

    How high 4ever.. Meth respect

  • MIKE MURDA

    METH IS A VETRERAN A REAL RAPPER. HE NEED TO DO HIM FUCK EVERYBODY

  • Im A Bay Nigga

    METH QUIT THE CRYIN DOG, YOU AND RED NEED TO MAKE A BLACKOUT PART 2. KEEP DOIN YA THIZZLE THO THE WIRE IS 1 OF MY FAV SHOWS. THE BAY GOT BEATS FOR YOU 2…THE KID NICE ON DEM RICK ROCK BEATS YEEEEE!

  • Im A Bay Nigga

    …IF THEY STOP TALKIN BOUT YOU, THATS WHEN YOU SHOULD WORRY.

  • 11kap

    Music companies will try to destroy your career if you don’t sell enough records for them. I think that is counterproductive, because without the negative promotion, you might have a better chance to sell more records. Controversy sells but criticism doesn’t. We used to diss critics back in the day because theyre just too nosy.

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  • Hektik

    Meth’s been holdin’ it down for minute now. Wu-Tang had crazy impact in the game, so what if he’s no longer flavor of the month, what fuck U think he should sound like Lil’ John??? Fuck XXL and everybody tryinna pop shit. Wu-Tang FOREVER muthafuckaz!!!!!!!!!!

  • God Himself

    METH, YOU NEED SOME BEATS??…I’LL THROW YOU SOME FOR FREE!!! THOSE BEATS FROM YOUR NEW SHIT ARE SUBPAR (*only compared to Wu-Tang standards; no disrepect to the producers!)

    *now that dat disclaimers is in there…holla at ya fam!!

    Loot-Tenant TRAX
    http://www.soundclick.com/atrem
    http://www.myspace.com/loottenant
    http://www.myspace.com/zgales2723

    Shady Guys Forever my Ni99as!!!!

  • http://www.bookwormbrown.com bookworm brown

    Whoever conducted the Q and A should get down with dubcnn.com on the art of follow-up questions.

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  • g unit nigga

    Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh all da way NIGGAS!!

  • N.O.SeanPaul

    Pretty good read; however it did borderline excessive complaining. I am a big fan of Meth I’ve seen him on multiple occasions in da NO once with Da Wu in da house of blues….him & Red ended up stage diving; another time by himself when he smoked wit my crew. He gives a hell of a show & doesn’t hesitate to get the crowd involved (great energy). The South always gave him love though; so why the hate? I know we as southerners appear extra sensitive when approached of the status of southern hip hop; that’s just because our grind went so long un-noticed. We been grinding. Being from da NO in da early 90s we had at least 10 notable independent companies in the city that sold records & did shows region wide (from Texas to Florida) Dats where being “Hood Rich” really came from. Finally technology cought up with our grind & we r able to make & touch millions. When asked to make a comment about the southern perspective of hip hop please don’t make judgements until your facts are straight. Things will never be the same as in 96…We live in a global economy. Chuchhh!!!

  • http://myspace.com/gunitsoldier50xl Ether

    Southern Rap Is Wack! They Givin Hip Hop A Bad Name.

  • Simeon Smashes Vick All Day

    I’m sick of hearing how people hate on Meth’s 2nd album, Judgement Day. That album was the shit, man. Them beats and lyrics was tight.

  • Simeon Smashes Vick All Day

    Plus, I remember Meth’s saying something bout “that down south trash, and you know that, blow the welcome off your doormat.”

  • http://www.xxlmag.com YoConscienceSpeakin’

    Yeah, the South has the game on lock, but that’s basing shit on record sales. For some reason, in this materialistic society, niggas wanna equate money earnin’ to real lyrical talent (not close to being the same). If I hear anotha ig’nant nigga talk about his drug sales, his fuckin’ car/truck, and his wardrobe, Im’on straight earl (regardless, NY & Cali included)!

    Southerners-get money, but also develop your skills. It’s 2006–There’s thesauruses & dictionaries for everybody! Outside of America, cats are speakin close to 3 languages–At least master the only fuckin’ one you know (English, or if you count ebonics-2). Take sufficient time and write somethin’. Passion or heart is one thing, skill & breath control is another.

    If you think about it, alot of these rap/pop lyrics sound like pseudo playground chants (“..it’s goin dooowwn” Or “lean wit it, rock wit it” Or “snap ya fangas, do your step”) Mu’fuckas may as well be jumpin’ rope and eatin’ shortbread cookies while sayin’ that infantile shit! The South has been known for party chants (Luke, Gucci Crew, etc), but cats like Shy D, Witchdoctor, Outkast, Goodie MOB, Geto Boys, Big Mike & Eddie Meeks at least gave/give lyricism the bulk of their attention. (You are in the Rap game, right?-At least pay attention to your raps, assholes) Nowadays, alot of cats rhyme to get fame & paper. This combination would make the boldest emcee compromise his integrity. For years, brothers in the South wanted to be heard. Now that the South has pryed the door open, what the fuck are you saying?

    Too every Southerner in hip-hop: “NOW THAT YOU HAVE THE WORLD’S ATTENTION…..SAY SOMETHING (of merit)!

    (Otherwise, you will show yourselves as straight asses in your little footnote in history..You will be seen as coons & bufoons down the road, especially after you blow all that dough buying depreciable autos & flippin’ singles to strippas.)

    Truth be told, this goes for all of us, Black people as a whole. I’m tired of defendin’ our bullshit!

  • Fred D

    –All I got to say about These Haters Knocking Meth is Nigga KILLED it at the So Cal Rock the Bells!!! shit the whole Wu killed it and Meth Will be back cuz so many white people Love Him!!! LMAO

  • henhogg

    Damn somebody deleted my comments i put up yesterday about def jam….i must have been on point wit every word…..it even makes me thick more about what i said…well, meth keep ya bread and ya head up.

  • jojochicago

    CREAM! by any means thats respectable to U at the end of the day. acting, rappin, duets, commercials, radio, all that shit u have an outlet to. Pac Cube LL…what the Fuk! Just Do It! these niggas criticizing ain’t paying no fuk’n bills! PERIOD! growing up in the hood, all niggas can think about is getting on and moving the fuk out! alot of times its wearing a suit/uniform or some shit, punching a clock and looking a sort of way. thats far from hood but its all good. its hardly noticed or talked about or criticized. in fact, its highly regarded. But we want our rappers straight hood and street forever! and thats where them niggas gon be listening to the crtics and niggas from the hood!

  • Duke From Queens

    The south does not make HIPHOP……..

  • Duke From Queens

    It’s ADVANCED CLUB MUSIC…NOT HIPHOP…

    T.I MAYBE BE ABLE TO COMEUP NORTH AND LIVE WITH LYRICS BUT THE REST NEED TO SIT THEIR AZZ DOWN SOME WHREE….

    FUCK BEING HOOOD AND STREET AND ALL THAT YOUNG NIGGA SHIT….

    CAN A NIGGA GO INTO A PARK JAM WITH NOTHING BUT HIM BRAIN TONGUE A MIC AND TWO TURNTABLES AND HOLD IT DOWN…

    NIGGA’S FORGOT HOW THIS SHIT STARTED….

  • bmort

    da south always show love. lil john making songs with nas, dip set and jeezy, jay and all downsouth rappers, bad boy and yung jock, fat joe on da track with rik ross, lilwayne, paul wall. we show ny much love and I want one of u NY niggas to give an example of a time when a downsouth nigga said anything towards a new york rapper. a specific example and dont generalize dat shit. BE SPECIFIC. we make all types of music you can go from cee lo, lil john, outkast, pastor troy, laffy taffy bullshit. we very versatile. yall niggas make a bunch of boring shit. people got tired of dat. niggas always serious. have some damn fun.

  • Playa=50=

    method man real nigga. love at hole wu-tang clan!!!

  • MIKE MURDA

    meth get love in philly drop a hot album we waitin. the rotten apple soon. g unit!!!!!!!!!!

  • MIKE MURDA

    G Unit 4 life g unit!!!!!!!!!!!

  • -Xc!usive-

    Meth, all I got to say is keep up the good work. Dudes want you to see you stay hood forever, but we all know that maturity is inevitable unless they’re just a f’n prick that doesnt want to get anywhere in life. I like when you backed your statement up and said that you got kids to feed. True indeed. Cant nobody feed your kid except you. Do your thing B, good luck on your acting career and your new album. 1.

  • Tray Damus

    What matters in rap is a dope rhyme married to a dope beat – that’s it. What you say, whether you wanna be conscious or playful, has gotta be dope. Nobody complains about the beats from down yonder – they’re hot, but the rhymes are way below par. What I say do is be yourself and represent where you come from. All regions would have a much better chance to shine if radio stopped shitting on folk and gave niggas chances. You don’t know, the public may like something new. That can force niggas to step they’re shit up and finally move this game in a better direction. It’s all about the money though and that’s sad. As long as your rhymes are good, you’re straight. You don’t have to be Public Enemy. Have fun with your shit and be original and don’t let anybody tell you how to run your shit. We all fell in love with hip hop for various reasons. I like rap differently than all of you. Do yourself, shake off the haters, and continue on.

  • Mont Will

    Keep Bone outta ya mouth, Meth. You ain’t got a Grammy, nor have you sold 30 million plus records.

  • Pause

    Method man is one of the realeast in the game…i give meth the upmost respect…dudes hatin are cornball..im grabbin up 421 the day it comes up…f*ck hatersssssss

  • Macdatruest

    Meth is from a school of rappers that most niggaz don’t understand- he is a true lyricist. People consider lloyd banks a lyricist but he’s a punchline rapper, meth spit lyrics. The whole Wu spit lyrics. Methonly went wrong when he attempted to be more commercial. Either you an artist or an entertainer. An artist brings their vision to the public, hate it or love it. An entertainer only tries to do what he thinks the public already likes. Keep doing Meth, aka Hip Hop, and you’ll be good with your true fan base- Wu Tang forever bitches!!!

  • http://changeclothesandgo.foren-city.de/topic,12,-method-man.html kaydee

    i think method man is one of the greatest!! but here in germany , you dont hear much stoff from his good work i guess….so ahm i wish that his music becomes popular in germany so that he has more fans and that people can see that this man is a real legend … and definitly also wu tang … so people if you read this here please follow this link here:
    http://changeclothesandgo.foren-city.de/topic,12,-method-man.html
    its a forum where everyone can say what he wants to say , hehe … its a new one and i want that you write sth to meth … its in german but i will answer in english …. you can also write spanish or some like this .. but it would be so nice! thx

  • diplomatic man

    METHOD MAN AKA JOHNNY BLAZE AKA MR HIGHTOWER AKA THE IRON LUNG AKA THE PAINTY RAIDER AKA HOT NICKS AKA BIG JOHN STUD I FEEL U B THESE MUTHAFUCKAS NEED 2 REALIZE THE WU AINT NEVER PUT NOTHING BUT KNOWLEDGE OF MIND BODY AND SOUL 4 THESE PUSSY ASS NIGGAZ I BEEN GETTIN TIRED OF THIS SNAPPIN ASS MUSIC BRING THA BACKPACKIN HEADPHONE BLUNT SMOKIN SHIT BACK HOME TO STATEN ISLAND U KNOW THE MOTO FUCK THE WORLD L.O.D!!! AND IM FROM CLEVELAND YALL SHADE WEARIN FINGER SNAPPIN ASS NIGGAZ FUCK YALL WU!!

  • MIKE MURDA

    THE ROTTEN APPLE OCT 10 GET THEM FLAMES BLU HEFNER G UNIT!!!!!!!1

  • MIKE MURDA

    G UNIT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • George

    I fucks with meth they need to quit hating on the LEGEND!!

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  • doctor 69

    shut the fuck up fake doctort69 aka dipset you fucking stand get off my dick you wannabe

  • RotterdamSoldier

    Yo what the fuck is happening in that Def Jam building yo?this used to be the label that every rapper or mc or lyricist would kill for just to be signed there…Meth i think you just gotta do you man…go indie or go to another label cause this shit ain’t it