Method Man announces new album The Meth Lab due 21st August via Tommy Boy Entertainment

Posted on 2 June 2015
By Khyle Deen
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It’s been nearly a decade since the world was treated to new official music from celebrated rapper and pop-culture icon, Method Man. Recently, you’ve probably seen the biggest and most successful member of super-group The Wu-Tang Clan gracing the big screen in feature films (The Cobbler, The Sitter) and in your favorite TV shows (Blue Bloods, Scorpion, Inside Amy Schumer). Now, Meth is getting back to music with his new solo album, ‘The Meth Lab’.

The album was recorded in Staten Island and features lifelong cohorts Redman, Raekwon, Hanz On, Streetlife, Inspectah Deck, and more. Method Man will be releasing the project August 21, 2015 via Hanz On Music/Tommy Boy (Ghostface Killah, Sheek Louch).

‘The Meth Lab’ is exactly what his fans have been waiting for, 17 tracks dripping with Mef’s imaginative, deliberate and laid-back style. The album features producers including Ron Browz, Allah Mathematics, J57, and 4th Disciple.

Today, has unveiled a special Breaking Bad-themed teaser trailer for ‘The Meth Lab’, featuring a hilariously gruesome animation by Tristan Zammit.

Watch the video here:

The album will be available in multiple formats including Deluxe Digipak, Standard Jewel Case, and will include a Limited Collectable 2xLP, Gatefold Packaging with Crystal Blue Virgin Vinyl. Limited Direct to Fan Bundles will be available exclusively available via Bandcamp.

Method Man:

Method Man is certainly a gentleman that needs no introductions. The larger than life persona of Staten Island native, Cliff Smith, has made his mark on music as a solo artist, producer, original member of the groundbreaking East Coast hip-hop collective, Wu-Tang Clan, and as half of the rap duo Method Man and Redman. He’s been acclaimed as one of the most successful artists in hip-hop and greatest lyricists of all time.

Selling millions of records around the world, Method Man has earned multiple platinum and gold RIAA certifications for his solo and collaborative efforts. His creativity and talent also garnered nods from the prestigious Grammy Foundation. Meth received a nomination with Wu-Tang for their 1997 release, Wu-Tang Forever, and a win for his hit single, “All I Need,” featuring Mary J. Blige off his debut solo album Tical in 1994.

Meth has collaborated with some of the biggest names and legends in music and was the only guest rapper on The Notorious B.I.G.’s debut album, Ready to Die, and had a featured guest verse on Tupac Shakur’s song, “Got My Mind Made Up,” off his 1996 album, All Eyez on Me.

In addition to his monumental musical achievements, Method Man is also an accomplished actor. He began his acting career in the late 90’s/early 2000’s. Meth’s first prominent film role was in the 1998 cult flick, Belly, starring fellow rappers Nas and DMX. He made his way to television snagging recurring roles in HBO’s critically acclaimed TV shows Oz and The Wire. His most beloved role to date would be as Silas in the cult classic stoner comedy, How High, which also starred his cohort and collaborator, Redman. In his nearly 20 years of acting Method Man has worked on over 30 projects including guest spots on various TV shows (CSI, Law and Order, Burn Notice), and supporting and cameo parts in cult films (Garden State, Soul Plane, Scary Movie 3).

So far 2015 has marked another colossal year in Method Man’s career. He garnered supporting roles in Adam Sandler’s latest movie, The Cobbler, the sizzling season finale of Blue Bloods, and a number of film projects set to release later this year. But what fans will be most excited for is his long awaited fifth studio album, The Meth Lab. The album will mark Method Man’s first album in almost a decade and will feature verses from some of his close friends and collaborators including Redman, Hanz On, Streetlife, Raekwon, and Inspectah Deck.

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