Method Man On Wu-Tang’s New Album, Chris Brown And Why He’s Not A Rapper
What can you tell me about the 20th anniversary album?
Nothin’. Nothin’. You’d have to talk to RZA and them, like I said, I just go in and I spit on the tracks and shit, and I break out. You know, it started off—and I’m about to give you some real shit—it started off shaky dog. Niggas didn’t like the concepts that RZA was comin’ with at first, or this whole overall look for the album. He wanted it to be light, we wanted it to be dark. Bring it back to that first LP. He was more like, more or less, we’ve been there and done that. So this is why it’s taking so long, because we gotta find a common denominator between light and dark, ’cause I agree with him, you can’t have a full album worth of dark shit, you gotta have some light there.
Yeah, but I don’t want to make it seem like, damn, these niggas went and became Hare Krishnas, Dali Lamas and shit. So right there, there was a lot of light. But when we went overseas, it started to get a little darker—a lot darker, you know what I mean. We got some bases covered, but our biggest problem right now with the material—not enough Rae, not enough Ghost, not enough GZA. Right now, Rae isn’t on anything, and Ghost I think is on two joints, and that’s as much as I can give you without saying too much, and I think I gave you too much already.
I just want the people to know why it comes when it does come. We’re just trying to find a common denominator between light and dark. But just know this—Meth is on damn near every—matter fact, I think I am on every joint. And these fuckin’ verses, I’m tellin’ you my dude. I’m saying shit like, [raps] “I ain’t tryna be no D-Boy, I love music, I’m a B-Boy / Are you the undercover or the decoy / I’m heavy with the beat, trouble T-Boy / A pit with no muzzle about to pop your bubble like a [inaudible] / Too much marijuana got me p-noid / I’m killin instrumentals with that ‘All So Simple Can It Be’ boy / Shout to Lil Cease, B.I.G. boy / And funk Dr. Spock, I mean Redman, that’s not Leonard Nimoy.”
I’m tellin’ you, I’m hard-bodied, dawg. Trust me, just listen to some of these features, you’ll see exactly where I’m at with it and how I’m gonna come, ’cause I’m back to cadence. My flows are gonna be switchin’ all over the place—dudes will not be able to keep up.