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Method Man, Rockwilder to Remix Hip-Hop Classics on New EP

Method Man, Rockwilder to Remix Hip-Hop Classics on New EP

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Method Man discussed upcoming projects and more on Talib Kweli’s “People’s Party.”

Recently, Method Man appeared as the latest guest on Talib Kweli‘s People’s Party podcast. The Wu-Tang member discussed life in quarantine, the decision to cast Dave East as him in the group’s Hulu series, and more. Stream the full interview below.

Towards the end of the interview, Talib asked Meth about upcoming projects. One will pay homage to the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Mobb Deep‘s Prodigy.

“Me and Havoc did an album together,” he said with a grin. “Dirty P. [We’re] taking on [Ol] Dirty’s name and Prodigy’s name. Thats pretty much done, we’re trying to think of a single to put out first.”

The Staten Island MC also revealed an upcoming concept album with Rockwilder that may draw some interest. Meth plans to remake iconic rap classics from Boogie Down Productions and Ultramagnetic MCs. “Me and Rockwilder are trying to put together an EP of some of my favorite hop-hop joints from back in the day,” he continued. “I’m Still Number One, MC Ultramagnetic.”

Additionally, Meth says he’s in the process of completing Meth Lab 3. He released the original in August 2015, and the second chapter in December 2018. The EP with Rockwilder has yet to be titled. Stay tuned for further updates on the project.

In addition to these topics, Method Man spoke about being one of the few rappers to collaborate with both the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. He corroborated previous accounts of the origins of Tupac’s “Got My Mind Made Up,” and also told a hilarious story about the first time he met Tupac in Los Angeles at the height of the East Coast-West Coast beef.

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“It was so ugly,” Meth said about the time period. “I didn’t even want to go to Cali for the Soul Train Awards that year.” According to Meth, Death Row bossman Suge Knight was on the same flight to Los Angeles. They didn’t speak, aside from a head nod. Later that night, Meth described the conversation between the two.

“It’s so many people, so many cameras,” he said. “What I got out of the conversation was, he was telling me: “if we fuck with anybody on the East Coast, it’d be y’all Wu-Tang niggas.”

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