Method Man Hopes To Bring The Pain To Celebrity Battle Rap Game Show

One day after Action Bronson was confirmed to host a dating show, one of his influences is part of a similar announcement. Wu-Tang Clan veteran Method Man has been slated to co-host Drop The Mic, a celebrity Battle Rap game show series co-developed by The Late Show host James Corden. The debut show will air on TBS beginning May 2.

The game-show reportedly takes four celebrities from across industries and uses Battle Rap and audience engagement to determine a winner. Corden famously created “Carpool Karaoke,” which finds singers and entertainers singing along to their hits (with Corden) while in traffic. Per reports, Drop The Mic is a spin-off of that viral sensation.

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While the show is new, Staten Island’s Method Man is a decorated veteran of film and television. Beyond his multi-platinum recording career (which includes a #1 solo album), Iron Lung has appeared in Oz, The Wire, as well as CSI. The first two, which included more than 10 appearances, were both for HBO.

Method Man’s co-host is model Hailey Baldwin. This spring, the veteran MC will team with Redman for the Mount Kushmore Tour. The concert series features Snoop Dogg and Cypress Hill as co-headliners, along with Wiz Khalifa and others.

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Method Man’s most recent project, The Meth Lab, released in 2015 on Tommy Boy. He recently joined Redman on Masta Killa’s video single, “Therapy” in addition to songs by Wu affiliates Hanz On and Joe Young.

He recently appeared in the film Paterson.

#BonusBeat: While Method Man’s professional Rap career did not begin through structured Battle Rap, one cannot help but think of “Meth vs. Chef”:

This song appeared on Method Man’s 1994 debut, Tical. A follow-up was released in 2010.