Words by Ime Ekpo
Will Method Man rule the acting world?
On Thursday morning, class act MC of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan, Method Man stopped by The Breakfast Club to promote his latest venture, HBO’s The Deuce.
Themed in the tattered strolls of 42nd Street Times Square of the 1970s, Method plays a smooth-talking, divergent, pretty pimp named Rodney who is on a mission to serve his duty with his wives, associates and most importantly, his community. Rodney is unlike the ideal raunchy blaxploitation film era pimp. Method Man portrays the pimp identity in the nature of charm and goodwill through Rodney.
Method opens up with DJ Envy, Angela Yee, and Charlamagne about his evolution from the gritty MC who brought the pain to the versatile classified actor who is playing daddy and pimp roles. During his prime time throughout the 90s into the millennial years, Method Man developed a vast outreach through the channels of the Wu-Tang Clan, his duo dynamic with Redman, and his illustrious solo career. Such successes did not necessarily allow room for the saucy MC to throw a core focus on an acting career.
You have to focus on whatever craft it is you’re trying to excel at that time. So I wasn’t taking acting serious, I still had a rap career I had to maintain. I had Wu-Tang obligations, Redman obligations, as well as solo obligations.
The class act also breaks some insight about the uproar behind Wu-Tang’s Once Upon a Time in Shaolin album and the exact reason behind his opposed reaction to the project, along with the power of Wu-Tang’s showmanship and the new album produced by Allah Mathematics dropping later this month on October 13th, Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues.
Catch Method Man on HBO’s newest series The Deuce Sundays at 9 p.m.