Method Man Shares Thoughts on RZA, Friendships with Biggie & Tupac (Video)
Method Man visited DJ Envy, Angela Yee, and Charlamagne tha God on 105.1’s Breakfast Club morning radio show today and discussed a whole host of topics ranging from his forthcoming album (The Meth Lab, August 21), his work in the film Trainwreck (Judd Apatow says he wants to put every member of the Wu-Tang Clan in at least one of his films), Kendrick Lamar (“he’s a cool little dude”), his advice for new artists in the game (“y’all have fun, fuck what everybody say. Y’all where y’all pants as tight as y’all want”), and more during the 35-minute conversation.
Meth spends a few minutes discussing his relationship with RZA, a topic sparked by his divulging that he auditioned for a part in Apatow’s 2009 film Funny People that was eventually awarded to the Wu-Tang Clan’s founding mastermind. Charlamagne asks “did you and RZA ever talk about that when y’all was comin’ up, like ‘yo, we gonna get into Hollywood and do this acting thing?'” to which Meth replied “Nah…you don’t talk to RZA. RZA talks to you.” When asked for elaboration, he continues “he’s an intriguing person…when he speaks, a lot of people listen, ’cause he makes sense. And, uh, I don’t know, I can’t even put a finger on it.” He goes on to say that, while they don’t always see eye to eye on everything, that “we’ve been in the game a long time. There’s gonna be mishaps, mistakes and things…I’m just grateful we’ve been doing it this long.”
In a particularly nostalgic moment, Charlamagne brought up the fact that Meth may be the only MC to have recorded with both The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac, while the two were still alive. Method Man responds with the story behind his track with ‘Pac, 1996’s “Got My Mind Made Up,” for which Meth recorded his verse while ‘Pac was in prison. He goes on to share that, in order to provide ‘Pac with material to record to upon his release, songs that had already been started were given to him. “When ‘Pac came home, like a family’s supposed to do, they gave him everything they had so he could put some material out quick,” he shares. “And I was like, salute, by all means, ’cause I was still a fan of ‘Pac, regardless of what was goin’ on with him and Big and stuff. Me and Big was cool, you know what I mean, but I don’t judge anybody by what beefs they had, because I wasn’t there.”
The crew also touch upon the time Charlamagne thought he was going to get “beat up” by Method Man, his issue with Joe Budden, his projects with Redman, his thoughts on the current state of Hip-Hop, why he gave one of his paychecks to Big’s son, loyalty in the business, and more.
Check out the informative interview right here: