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Will There Ever Be Another Wu-Tang Clan Album? Each Remaining Member of the Wu Speaks…Candidly.

Grantland has written a definitive piece tackling the question weighing on the minds of Wu-Tang Clan fans for 6 years and counting: Will there ever be another Wu album? In order to answer the question, they conducted extensive interviews with each and every member of the Clan (as well as... Read more

Wu-Tang Clan Unload Their First Single From A Better Tomorrow (Audio)

During the two-year march towards A Better Tomorrow, Wu-Tang Clan has unveiled some music along the way. However, as suddenly as ever, this morning brought the first official single "Keep Watch," featuring Nathaniel and Cappadonna. Produced by DJ Allah Mathematics ("Mighty Healthy" and "Publicity"), the song uses a loop, drums,... Read more

Are Method Man & Redman Still The Jewels Of Def Jam? Check Out Their South By Southwest Showcase (Video)

Redman released his first LP (Whut? Thee Album) on Def Jam Records 22 years ago. With Method Man's own Tical debut blessing "the house that Russell and Rick built" 20 years ago this November, the Def Squad/Wu-Tang Clan connection are the elder statesmen of the imprint no longer owned by... Read more

B-Real & Demrick Unite All The Great Weed Smoking MCs In Angels Come Calling (Video)

B-Real, Demrick and Xzibit formed the Serial Killers recently. The super-group carries with it one Likwit MC as well as the "Hits From The Bong" co-creator. With all sorts of substance-users in tact, two-thirds of the group made a thoughtful track, "Angels Come Calling." For the video, B-Real and the... Read more

Dr. Dre, Nas, Eminem, Diddy & Ma$e & Pharcyde Etc. Come Together To Perform At Beats’ Grammy Party

Earlier this month, Beats Music launched. From the creators of the Beats By Dre headphone and electronics lines, this streaming subscription service is the latest competitor in a space that includes Spotify, Pandora and others. With plenty to celebrate, Beats hosted a Grammy Awards weekend party at Los Angeles, California's... Read more

This Week in Hip-Hop Video Brought Snoop’s Visit to The White House, Method Man Performing Bring The Pain & More (Video Playlist)

This week in Hip-Hop video brought a charged performance of Bring the Pain by Method Man at Mack Wilds' show, a new video from Mack, low fi highlights of Snoop's trip to The White House, some heated discussion from The Lox about what's wrong with New York Hip-Hop and more.... Read more

Method Man Rips Through Bring the Pain During Mack Wilds’ NYC Show (Video)

If you haven't heard Mack Wilds' album, New York: A Love Story, it pays homage to 90's NYC Hip-Hop with tracks from Pete Rock, DJ Premier, Havoc and Salaam Remi, as well as guest verses from Method Man, Raekwon and more. Method Man showed love to Mack last night by... Read more

When Rappers Attack: Here’s Why Wale Lost More Than His Cool With Complex (Food For Thought)

You never forget it when public figures lash out. As a sports-obsessed kid, I recall ‘90s NFL Quarterback Jim Everett flipping a table and lunging for Jim Rome after the always-salacious button-pusher (calling him Chrissy, a female tennis player with a similar last name) did just that. Then there was... Read more

This Week in Video Brought New Music From Dr. Dre & Kendrick Lamar, Method Man & A$AP Mob and More (Video Playlist)

This week in video brought new music from Dr. Dre & Kendrick Lamar, as well as new videos from Method Man & A$AP Mob, Childish Gambino, Chance the Rapper, Talib Kweli, Stalley, Astro and more. Check out the Video Playlist. Related: This Week in Video Was Dominated By Kanye West’s... Read more

Method Man Blesses A$AP Mob With His Iron Lung On Trillmatic (Video)

Hours after Funkmaster Flex liberated the audio, A$AP Mob unveils "Trillmatic." One of the Mob's reigning qualities is their ability to blend with a '90s style—thus employing Onyx, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and B-Real on Ferg's debut. That aesthetic is true of "Trillmatic," where big brother Method Man slides in on a... Read more

Redman and Method Man Rock Paris (Full Concert Video)

You may have caught this concert before. If so, it's still great holiday viewing and, if not, get ready to be entertained by 2 Hip-Hop heavyweights leaving it all on the stage. The dynamic duo of Redman and Method Man made their way to Paris last year and rocked out... Read more

Method Man Returns to Where He Grew Up in Staten Island to talk Wu Origins (Video)

From Grantland: "Twenty years after releasing 'Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers,' Method Man returns to Staten Island's Park Hill Projects to detail how he became known as a rapper, the recording of the legendary album, and his special technique of serving drugs to customers in automobiles." Related: Remembering Wu-Tang Clan’s... Read more

Remembering Wu-Tang Clan’s Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) 20 Years Later (Food For Thought)

There are certain albums in Hip-Hop that were complete game-changers. Run-DMC’s 1983 self-titled album ripped the Disco out of Rap and, with a new look of Kangol hats, leather jackets and shell-toed Adidas along with crossed arms and boasts of college pursuits, took ownership of the culture.  Five years later,... Read more

Mathematics Releases Double Video for “Shorty” & “Four Horsemen” With Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, Method Man & Cappadonna (Video)

Mathematics has released a double video for Shorty and Four Horsemen, two Wu bangers featuring Cappadonna & Masta Killa and Method Man & Inspectah Deck, respectively. Here's what Mathematics had to say about the videos: "This is a two-in-one video: "Shorty" featuring Cappadonna and Masta Kill (Wu-Tang Clan) set it... Read more

AFH: The Week in Video (10/20/13) (Video Playlist)

This week in video brought Cyphers from TDE, Slaughterhouse, Action Bronson, Jon Connor, Rapsody, Rittz and more as well as new videos from Method Man, Jill Scott, Chance the Rapper, Yelawolf & Paul Wall, Joey Bada$$ and more. Check it all out below. The BET Hip Hop Awards Cyphers The... Read more

An Animated Method Man Goes to Battle in the Graphic Novel Style Video for The Pit by Doctor P and Adam F (Video)

What do you get when you put a dub step track, stylized ultra-violent anime and Method Man together? The radical new video for The Pit by Doctor P and Adam F. Method Man lays down the vocals for the track and also plays a super hero in the graphic novel-style... Read more

Drake Confirms Wu-Tang Clan Collaboration

Fresh off of releasing "Wu-Tang Forever," Drake confirmed to Rap Radar's Elliott Wilson that a remix is coming—during their sit-down interview (complete with audience). A person close to Drake also confirmed this on Twitter. For those playing at home, the Wu don't do a lot of guest appearances as a... Read more

Mack Wilds – Wild Things ft Method Man

Mack Wilds is definitely starting to prove he's about to be a problem in this game. The former The Wire star just dropped off his second single, and this time he brought The Wu with him. On his new track titled "Wild Things," Mack features none other than his former... Read more

AFH: Best Hip-Hop of July 2013 (Audio Playlist)

Jay-Z dominated the headlines in July, but there was a LOT of good music from other artists last month, as well. Here's a playlist of the best hip-hop to drop in July. You'll hear music from MC Lyte, Q-Tip, J. Cole, Rapsody, Pete Rock & Camp Lo, Daz Dillinger, Nipsey... Read more

Erick Sermon, Snoop Dogg & Method Man – Let Me Explain (Video)

Erick Sermon, Snoop Dogg and Method Man teamed up on the title track for Kevin Hart's Let Me Explain film. The result? STRAIGHT FIRE!!! Check out the video below. Related: Erick Sermon Tells Classic Stories to Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg (Video)... Read more

Mathematics – Four Horsemen ft Inspectah Deck, Rakewon, Method Man & Ghostface Killah

Mathematics gets Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, Method Man and Ghostface Killah on his latest track. In other words, Wu is in the building...Check out Four Horsemen. Related: Wu-Tang Clan – Family Reunion (Audio)... Read more

Wu-Tang Clan – Family Reunion

Wu-Tang Clan are going into high gear as the 20th anniversary of Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers approaches later this year. Here's a new track from them called Family Reunion featuring Masta Killa, Ghostface Killah and Method Man. Check it out below. Related: Wu-Tang Clan Performs at the Fever Club... Read more

Loaded Lux – Rite ft Redman & Method Man (Video)

Loaded Lux lays down one of his best verses over a beat on Rite. It's no wonder the battle MC extraordinaire stepped his game up since he's joined by the legendary Method Man and Redman. Check out the video and prepare to get served. Related: Redman – Lookn’ Fly Too... Read more

Twenty-Two 2’s: A Playlist of Some of the Best 1-2 Combos in Hip-Hop (Playlist)

22 2's... There have been a lot of dope groups with two MCs over the years. Which dynamic duo is the best? We've assembled a playlist of 22 groups with 2 MCs. You'll hear music from A Tribe Called Quest, Mobb Deep, OutKast, Cypress Hill, Tha Dogg Pound, M.O.P., Little... Read more

Method Man Performs Live in LA with RZA and Redman (Video)

Shout out to Method Man who celebrated his birthday last night by performing in Los Angeles with special guests RZA and Redman. Check out the video of performances of Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthin Ta F*ck Wit and Rockwilder below. Related: Check out new music from Method Man, Redman, Ghostface, Cappadonna... Read more

AFH: Best Hip-Hop of February 2013 Playlist (Audio)

As we say hello to March, here's a look back at some of the best hip-hop to drop in February. This playlist features music from Redman & Method Man, Tha Dogg Pound & Snoop Dogg, Big K.R.I.T., J. Cole, 50 Cent & Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Ghostface, Raekwon, Action Bronson,... Read more

Redman – Lookn’ Fly Too ft Method Man & R.E.A.D.Y. Roc (Video)

A teaser for Redman and Method Man's latest collabo dropped a few weeks ago. Now, here's the full video. Check out Lookn' Fly Too, also featuring R.E.A.D.Y. Roc. Funky...Related: Mister Cee – The Best of Redman and Method Man Mix (Audio)... Read more

Method Man & The Roots Perform Protect Ya Neck (Video)

Method Man and The Roots combined forces for a dope rendition of Protect Ya Neck on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Check out the video. Related: Method Man interview with Montreality (Video)... Read more

AFH: For the Love of Hip-Hop (Playlist)

We do it all for the love, y'all...the love of hip-hop. On this Valentine's Day, here's a playlist celebrating the many expressions of love in hip-hop. You'll hear music from Nas, OutKast, A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, Method Man, Slum Village, Heavy D, Mos Def, UGK and more. Check... Read more

Redman – Lookn Fly Too ft Method Man & Ready Roc (Video Teaser)

Redman is teaming up again with his partner in rhyme, Method Man, on a brand new cut called Lookn Fly Too which also features Ready Roc. Here's a teaser video with some behind the scenes footage with Redman and a taste of the song. The official video is coming soon.... Read more

Method Man Interview with Montreality (Video)

Method Man is the latest to get the Montreality treatment in an interview. Tical discusses what type of student he was in school, what he spent his first big check on, his favorite cartoon character, the likelihood of another Wu album, what he learned from working with Biggie and Tupac... Read more

Mister Cee – The Best of Redman and Method Man Mix

Mister Cee's Best of Tuesday mixes return with a BANG. First off in 2013? The best of Method Man and Redman. You can listen to the entire mix below. Related: Redman – White People Are Rioting (Prod. Erick Sermon) (Video)... Read more

The Man With the Iron Fists Soundtrack (Full Album Stream)

A LOT of hot music has dropped from The Man With the Iron Fists soundtrack over the last several weeks. Now you can listen to the whole thing. Here's a full album stream featuring new music from Wu-Tang Clan (together and solo), Kanye West, Kool G Rap, Pusha T, Freddie... Read more

J-Live – Hot vs. Dope Vol. 1 (Mixtape)

Some (though not enough) know J-Live as a dope MC. Heads know he is a skilled DJ, as well. Here's a new mixtape from him featuring recent music from Yasiin Bey, Kendrick Lamar, Murs & Fashawn, Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Killer Mike, Rick Ross, Skyzoo, CL Smooth, Raekwon, Jean Greae,... Read more

Here’s a playlist celebrating the career of the legendary Method Man (Audio)

Clifford Smith. Johnny Blaze. Tical. No matter the moniker used, after nearly 20 years of shredding mics, Method Man is the epitome of a hip-hop Living Legend. He is the latest hip-hop icon we recognize in our series where we celebrate our legends while we still have them. Here's a... Read more

Method Man helms the first release from the soundtrack to RZA’s The Man With the Iron Fist. The song is called Built For This and Freddie Gibbs and Streetlife join Meth on the track (Video)

Tical. If this is any indication, the soundtrack is about to be a MONSTER. Check out the video below which features stills from The Man With The Iron Fists. Related: Method Man & Redman perform Cereal Killer for the first time ever (Video)... Read more

Method Man & Redman perform Cereal Killer at Rock the Bells (Video)

Here's a video or Redman and Method Man performing Cereal Killer live (supposedly for the first time ever). The footage is low fi but you get a good sense of the experience. Check it out below. Related: Redman - Bridging the Gap (Audio)... Read more

Method Man speaks on working with RZA, Crystal Meth, Blackout 3 and more (Video)

Method Man keeps it 100% real in this interview where he discusses working with RZA again on his upcoming album Crystal Meth, working with Redman on Blackout 3, how Blackout 2 was slept on, the possibility of How High 2, which "critics" matter to him and more. Check out the... Read more

Method Man shifts into Johnny Blaze mode and drops a red hot a capella verse in a late night cypher. Check it out below(Video)

Wow. Method Man just simultaneously co-signed and son'd up and coming MC, Bigstat. The 2 were hanging out and Meth was giving Bistat big props. After Meth's strong endorsement of Bigstat's skills, they started to rhyme and, while Bigstat was nice, Meth said it best in his verse: "Don't ever... Read more

Erick Sermon – Breath of Fresh Air (Mixtape)

Here's a brand new mixtape from Erick Sermon with features from Method Man, Redman, Keith Murray, KRS-One and more. Listen to the whole thing and download it below. Download Mixtape... Read more

Here’s a Valentine’s Day Playlist for Lover’s of Hip-Hop (Audio)

Like most relationships, the one between Hip-Hop & Love is complicated. Here's a playlist showing its many sides. You'll find music from Common, Mos Def, Dead Prez, The Roots, OutKast, Snoop Dogg, Murs, A Tribe Called Quest, Pharoahe Monch, Slum Village, Heavy D, Method Man, Biggie and many more. Some... Read more

Was there ever any question that Def Jam Recordings would be the #1 most important hip-hop record label of all time??? Here’s a 30-song playlist of music from some of the legendary Def Jam artists: LL, Public Enemy, The Beastie Boys, Redman, Method Man and more.

Before record labels were considered “the enemy” their brands actually meant something. Artists dreamed of being on the same label as the MCs they grew up idolizing and some labels had such credibility fans would buy the record just because it was on that label. We decided to look at... Read more

You’re All I Need–the prequel. Before Mary J. Blige blessed the track, Method Man held it down solo. Check out this demo version of his classic.

The essence is there, but it feels very different from the final version. His tempo is slower and more deliberate, the track is stripped down and there's a spoken exchange between some women at the end. Click here to download.... Read more

Method Man in the studio recording a new album and mixtape (Video)

Here's some behind the scenes footage of Method Man in the lab recording a new album (Crystal Meth) and mixtape (Cliff's notes).  The soundtrack to the footage features samples of some of his new songs.  Based on this, the projects sound HOT.  Check out the video below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThBkfzupxOE&feature=player_embedded... Read more

Here’s a new joint from 3/4 of Def Squad. Check out Look by Erick Sermon ft Redman and Method Man.

Also, if you missed our Erick Sermon playlist featuring tracks produced by the Green Eyed Bandit, click here. Click here to download.... Read more

DJ Jazzy Jeff and Mick Boogie dropped a crushing July 4th mix last year. Here’s part 2…

Click here to listen to and download Summertime 2.  The tracklist is below.  Here's Part 1 if you didn't get it last year. Here's the tracklist: 1 Intro: Summer Breeze 2 Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince: Summertime 3 Smif–n-Wessun: Bucktown 4 Jagged Edge: Where The Party At? 5 R. Kelly:... Read more