And Just Like That…Method Man Releases His New Single (Audio)

Earlier today, Method Man released an animated trailer for what will be his first solo album in 9 years. Titled The Meth Lab, the LP is slated to hit stores on August 21. Reports accompanying the trailer announced Meth would release his first single, the title track, tomorrow (6/2), but in a year of surprise releases, Tical has let the song loose a few hours early. “The Meth Lab” features Method Man, Streetlife and Hanz On going in over a no frills track. Meth, as always, is dead in the pocket with his flow.

In speaking with Nerdist, who premiered the trailer, Meth had the following to say about the new album:

“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.”

Take a listed to “The Meth Lab” below.


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