52-Minute Tim Westwood Freestyle (1997)
Tim Westwood is sitting on an epic vault of unreleased radio freestyles from the past 25 years. It's a trove so rich it could be the centerpiece of National Treasure III. This week, Yung Westwood unleashes a 52-minute freestyle from the Wu-Tang Clan that originally aired in 1997. That's right. 52 MINUTES. Westwood has released several radio freestyles from different individual members of the Wu, but never one with many of them together. This particular freestyle features Ol Dirty Bastard, Method Man, Masta Killa, and U-God, with RZA manning the 1s and 2s.
Tim Westwood Freestyle (2004)
It's Thursday, which means Tim Westwood digs into his vault of golden hip-hop freestyles. Today's Throwback Thursday release is a previously unheard freestyle from Method Man, circa 2004.
Buck 50s & Bullet Wounds
Havoc & Alchemist Feat. Method Man
You always love to see the veterans rap get together and put on a master class to remind everyone how it's done. This morning, Havoc and Alchemist shared "Buck 50s & Bullet Wounds," a new single from their upcoming joint album The Silent Partner that features a verse from Method Man.
Ghost High (Remix)
Styles P has been at the forefront of the freestyle game for a weeks now. Most recently, he teamed up with LOXmate Sheek Louch to remix Kanye West's "Famous." To celebrate 420, he drops off an odd pairing of freestyles -- one over Chris Brown's "Fuck You Back to Sleep," and the other over Method Man and Redman's classic shmokin' anthem "How High."
Blackout! 25 Minute Freestyle
Method Man & Redman
Tim Westwood has been generous in recent weeks, sharing #throwbackthursday freestyles from emcees like Eminem and DMX. This week is no different, except perhaps in length. This 1999 freestyle from Method Man & Redman is 25 (!) minutes long, and the emcees take turns spitting verses with almost no downtime.
2 Minutes Of Your Time
Method Man has suggested that his upcoming album, The Meth Lab, is a means to showcase the many exciting new rap voices he has around him, and while many of the pre-release tracks thus far have done exactly that, hie new record is all him."2 Minutes Of Your Time" finds Meth establishing his status as an elder statesman in rap, addressing the game over a triumphant guitar and string arrangement. As the title suggests, it's over in 120 seconds, but that's all the Wu-Tang rapper needs to get his point across. Look out for the album later this week.
Method Man Feat. Freaky Marciano, Cardi & Eazy Get Rite
Method Man is getting ready to drop his Meth Lab project in a week's time, and he's shared another new track in advance to get fans ready for the occasion. As we've heard with the other tracks, "Lifestyle" showcases some voices from Method's crew, putting together a squad made up of Eazy Get Rite, Freaky Marciano, and Cardi for the record, with Meth actually stepping out of the spotlight on this one.
The Purple Tape
Method Man Feat. Raekwon & Inspectah Deck
Gearing up for his upcoming album The Meth Lab, Method Man blesses us with new single "The Purple Tape," bringing out old pals Raekwon and Inspectah Deck to spit a verse apiece for the occasion. Also getting in on the action is Meth's son, also named Raekwon (“Raekwon, no relation to Chef though but still a trend").
Erick Sermon Feat. Method Man & Redman
EPMD's Erick Sermon reunites with Method Man and Redman on new single "Clutch," which will appear on his forthcoming album E.S.P. (Erick Sermon Perception). With some soulful horn action interspersed among Spanish guitar and vocals, this beat screams NYC.
Method Man Feat. Redman, Hanz On & Street Life
After hitting us with a loose record, "Reporting From The Slums," today Method Man rolls out a cut that will appear on his forthcoming project, The Meth Lab. "Straight Gutta" definitely steps it up a notch from the previous leak, and gives us a taste of what to expect from Meth Lab. Sounds like Meth will be sticking with the gritty, New York sound, rather than hopping on rap trends.
Reporting From The Slums
Method Man Feat. Yah-Sin & Spank
Method Man is working on a new solo effort, The Meth Lab, due out at the end of August. The Wu-Tang Clan rapper already unveiled the tracklist, which contains 18 new records and appearances from rapping partner Redman, Raekwon, Masta Killa, Mack Wilds, Cory Gunz and more.
Method Man Feat. Hanz On
Earlier this week, Method Man announced that he’s dropping a new album this Summer called The Meth Lab, which saw a Breaking Bad-theme artwork and video get released as well. Due out August 21, The Meth Lab will be released via Tommy Boy Entertainment and contain features from Raekwon,Redman, Inspectah Deck, Hanz On, Streetlife, and others.
88 Coupes (Freestyle)
As of late, it's been en vogue for veteran NY rappers (and even some younger ones) to drop freestyles over classic beats from their hometown. We've seen Fabolous, Tony Yayo and every member of The L.O.X. do this, so it's refreshing that for Method man's first new one in a while, he sets his sights on a more recent past. Taking on French Montana and harry Fraud's "88 Coupes," he delivers a very enjoyable freestyle.
The Meth Lab
Method Man Feat. Hanz On & StreetLife
On Monday afternoon, Method Man announced that he’s dropping a new album later this Summer called The Meth Lab, which saw a Breaking Bad-theme artwork and trailer get released as well. Due out August 21, The Meth Lab will be released via Tommy Boy Entertainment and contain features from Raekwon, Redman, Inspectah Deck, Hanz On, Streetlife, and others.
After all nine living members showed up to "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" last night to perform a new song, The Wu-Tang Clan have now shared the official version of "Ron O'Neal." Taken from their upcoming album A Better Tomorrow, the song features verses from Method Man, Ghostface Killah, RZA and a sung hook (most likely by their frequent collaborator Nathaniel).
The Wow Feat. Method Man
The WOW are steadily on the rise. The duo, consisting of rapper KO The Legend and producer Balthazar Getty has already put out "Whittier Blvd" with Vinny Cha$e as well as "Talk My Shit".
Listen to Trillmatic (Freestyle), the latest track from Young Chris. The cut dropped on Friday, January 17th, 2014. Young Chris's future brightens with every new release, and Trillmatic (Freestyle) certainly isn't an exception. It's a fitting addition to a solid catalogue that Young Chris has been developing since stepping foot in the game. We're excited to hear more.
A$AP Nast Feat. Method Man
A$AP Mob’s A$AP Nast links up with Method Man for a new Ty Beats-produced track titled "Trillmatic". The song was first previewed back in June, but now gets the Flex bombed treatment. The video for this record has been just released as well.
Late Night Bluff
J-Love Feat. Method Man
Stream Late Night Bluff, the newest drop from J-Love which features Method Man. The cut was released on Sunday, November 10th, 2013. Things are looking better for J-Love with each new release, which Late Night Bluff has proven yet again. It's worthy addition to the impressive body of work J-Love has been developing over the years. We're looking forward to hearing what's next.
Let Me Explain
Snoop Dogg Feat. Erick Sermon & Method Man
Quotable Lyrics"I'm like go, team Eric', I was born with dopeness, just why you inherit This is why I'm hot Playboy, approach me wrong, this is why I shot Ball, I get the game from my pop Till everyone know my name the game don't stop So I keep pumping the block, until I'm big as Rihanna and Mason's rock While you love Sosa, I'm over here, loving this RG3 redskin that's on my sofa Her ass alone, man, bigger than Oprah"