The Scoop: Method Man found the best way to announce a new album, drop a cartoon clip of him and his homies murdering Walter White and Jesse Pinkman then hi-jacking their meth lab trailer. Whoa. Mef is back.
Wu-Tang Clan lyrical-swordsman Method Man announced that his upcoming project that was once a mixtape will now be an album. The Meth Lab will drop on August 21. From the song-snippet in the trailer, it sounds dark and filthy which is what the Wu is best known for.
The Spin: This will be Mef’s first solo album is almost 10 years. The “How High” rapper sat with Nerdist to talk about the new project as well as the hit TV-show Breaking Bad.
“N: What about Breaking Bad inspired you musically?
MM: I mean, honestly, it was a no-brainer. My next album is going to be called Crystal Meth. Crystal meth is reference not necessarily to the drug, but to me. Being beyond gold–I love that reference. The thing you do before you get the crystal meth is bring it the meth lab, of course, to get everything right. That is a metaphor for the studio. A lot of times when we write our rhymes, we make references to pop culture, and that’s definitely a big part of pop culture now. It’s probably going to go down as one of the best shows in television history. Why not make that comparison to what we’re trying to do.”
“N: What can we expect from the new album?
MM: I kept it real and low-key, like I do in my studio. I know a lot of artists that have reached out, but I wanted to save those artists for my last Method Man album. I wanted this one to be a platform for more Staten Island artists to be heard that aren’t getting heard, because you know if it isn’t Wu Tang–I mean, we never blocked anyone from trying to get a record deal. I mean the way the record industry works is, if something’s not broke, don’t fix it. Bottom line is there’s a lot more talent to be heard from Staten Island outside of Wu Tang artists, and these kids are dope. I wanted to just give them a platform to be heard. I’m on every song, but I’m not exactly on any songs by myself, with the exception of one.”
The Question: What do you think of the Breaking Bad-influenced trailer? Are you excited for The Meth lab? Tell us in the comments below!