Ever Hear This Extra-Large 1995 Method Man Freestyle? (Audio)

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In 1995, things were reaching a boil for Method Man. The Wu-Tang Clan MC had a hit solo album in Tical, and an onslaught of classic verses with his band-mates. However, even with the presumed millions rolling in, the Iron Lung MC was not at all above ripping up bars with improvisation, with major stamina.

“Villa 65 Cypher” finds M-E-T-H-O-D Man joining his longtime protege Streetlife for 18 minutes of ricochet rhyming. The beats vary between Group Home’s “Livin’ Proof” and Mad Skillz’ “Nod Factor,” two ’95 heat rocks. This is that kind of rude rap that spits in the face of fame, something the Clan was big on. Twenty years later, Meth’s still doin’ this, as he shared it from the Cooking Meth compilation album, via his Soundcloud page.

#Bonus Beat: Dive into Clifford Smith’s full Cooking Meth album, as shared by the Staten Island, New York superstar, below. The work features appearances by Redman, Snoop Dogg, and Bun B:

Props to Grand Good on spotting this.

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