Method Man speaks on respecting OG's in new interview.
Method Man and the rest of the Wu-Tang Clan have been around for long enough that they could conceivably be considered OG's by this point. That being said, he still feels the need to show his respect for those who came before him, and he has some thoughts about new rappers who fail to show reverence to their forebearers.
In a new interview with The Daily Beast, Meth speaks on his status as the only rapper to ever make tracks with both Biggie and Tupac, and who he thinks was the culprit in Tupac and Biggie's murders (Orlando Anderson and Wardell "Poochie" Fouse, respectively). Eventually the topic turns to Lil Xan, who has experienced an extreme amount of animosity for his dismissive comments about Tupac's music. Meth clearly doesn't agree with Xan's comments, saying that, "people were tryin’ to say, 'So what if he’s not rockin’ with Tupac? He has a right to say that,' and it’s like, no, he don’t got a right to say that. The only reason he has a right to say that is because Pac did that shit first. Pac walked so they could run."
His anger isn't directed at Xan, specifically, but rather at those who are unable to honor the hardships older rappers went through in order for others to succeed. He followed up by explaining, "That’s like me tryin’ to shit on N.W.A. It’s because of N.W.A that I don’t got a sense of my fuckin’ curse words on my records and I can say 'fuck the police' and get away with that shit if I wanted to."
He goes on in the full interview to speak on Cardi B, Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, U-God's memoirs, and how Atlanta is the new New York.