You know what was a good show? Breaking Bad. Throughout its five seasons creator Vince Gilligan and company crafted some fine dramatic television centered around a struggling high school chemistry teacher producing crystallized methamphetamine to secure his family’s financial future before he dies. If you have yet to see it I highly recommend it (I also suggest you quit living under a rock.) The show is such a hit that it’s reviving the career of one Staten Island rapper. Method Man is a legend in his own right (check out his debut album, Tical) but let’s be real: Wu-Tang Clan is finished, their latest album A Better Tomorrow is crap, and RZA has basically lost his mind. However that’s not stopping M-E-T-H-O-D (MAN) from trying to jump start his career in the burgeoning 2010s. Thanks to Breaking Bad (and the subsequent popularization of methamphetamines) he’s releasing a new project entitled… wait for it… The Meth Lab. Get it? Because he’s Method Man and his name has a connection with meth. Well, at least he’s trying something unlike GZA who’s merely complaining about contemporary rap lyrics (or lack thereof.) He’s also sharing the project’s track title which features Hanz On and Streetlife. Check it after the jump.
Sugar Factory Films takes it back to 2001 by unveiling the previously unreleased video for “Y’all Been Warned” from the Clan’s album Iron Flag. While not a spectacular video itself, it’s great that this visual has seen the light of day as I’m a big fan of the immensely underrated Iron Flag. Read More
Maybe two of the best groups performing live together? Yes.
If you don’t know about A$AP Nast, now ya know. Harlem’s next up hops in the time machine with Method Man and takes it back to the early 90s for “Trillmatic.” This will serve as the first release from the upcoming A$AP Mob album, which is now set for a March 4 release.
Countless rappers have made it big on the silver screen including LL Cool J, T.I and Ice T. Others have made cameos on sitcoms, dramas and the occasional sci-fi show. Here is a list of some of our favorite hip hop artists t.v. cameos. Read More
On September 1st to 2nd, 2012, Rock The Bells took over the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey. The staged was blessed with performances from Nas, DMX, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Jadakiss, Method Man & Redman, Ice Cube, J. Cole, Common, Slaughterhouse, Curren$y, 2 Chainz, Tyga, and many more. All photos by Bernard Smalls.
Some new Method Man featuring Streetlife and Freddie Gibbs off the soundtrack for RZA’s upcoming movie, Man With The Iron Fists.