Method Man Ripped This 1995 Freestyle. Tim Westwood Considers It His Best Ever (Audio)
In 1995, Method Man was out marketing Tical. The Wu-Tang Clan MC had become one of the biggest new artists in Hip-Hop over the prior two years. However, the Staten Island, New York lyricist with the liquid flow was never so big that he was above dropping a freestyle.
While appearing on Tim Westwood’s London show in ’95, Mr. Mef’ knocked down a three-minute freestyle to his own RZA-produced “Bring The Pain” instrumental. Perhaps not as animated as other freestyles heard throughout Johnny Blaze’s extensive career, what’s especially strong in this display is the unbroken flow. When he gets disappointed with one rhyme, he even resets, and comes back in harder.
Tim Westwood, who posted this 20 year-old relic to YouTube yesterday (October 29), labeled it “Method Man greatest ever freestyle.” While it isn’t certain if he means Meth, or all-time…and while either claim brings debate, nobody can deny that this is dope, “sealed in plastic.” Plus, Tim Westwood’s ear has changed Hip-Hop extensively over the last 25 years.
If you haven’t yet, check out Method Man’s 2015 release, The Meth Lab, which is available for free, full stream.