Method Man is back with his new single that definitely shows fans why he’s considered a legend in the game.
Despite taking a hiatus to focus on his acting career, Method Man has released his new single, “Grand Prix”, to prep fans for the release of his new album, Meth Lab II: The Lithium. The single, which features Mef flexing his signature style features a refreshing twist on the beat choice he’s known for.
Serving as the first solo track he’s released in three years, “Grand Prix” showcases Tical’s ability to utilize slick wordplay over a dramatic and characteristic beat, while staying in pocket giving the listener that classic head bob.
The effortless flow and trancelike beat serve as a perfect combination as Mef delivers quotable bars that remind you exactly why he’s considered an exceptional emcee.
“I ain’t a minor teen spirit, ain’t Nirvana/ Call me Pro-Meth, it’s clear this kind of syrup ain’t Jemima/ Baby momma drama, tryna act like she Madonna/ Like a virgin but I’m certain this person a piranah”
During an interview with Billboard, Method Man addressed the disappointment with his 2015 release, that many deemed as a compilation due to only one solo song being on the project.
“People were upset,” Method Man recalls. “Every song on there had somebody else on it with the exception of one song that I did by myself.”
Mef also revealed that an old partnership helped ignite the fire to create new music.
“I can rhyme my ass off, that ain’t nothin’ new,” Mef said. “People already knew that, but they just tend to forget. Every now and then you’ve gotta remind them.”
Meth Lab II: The Lithium features Mef collaborating with former Wu-Tang affiliate Anthony “Hanz On” Messado of Hanz On Music, a partnership that almost didn’t happen according to Mef stating that he was skeptical until a cosign from Streetlife made him a believer.
“It made it fun for me again,” Mef continued. “I should have done this a long time ago,” he admits, “but everything comes in its due time and this wasn’t my idea. It was Hanz’s project. It’s still Hanz’s project. I do music because I want to now; not because I have to.”
Listen to “Grand Prix” below.