With his Crystal Meth LP still in the works, Method Man is reaching out to his hometown to release a new mixtape. Aiming to put the spotlight on Staten Island’s hidden talent, The Meth Lab will focus on artists that Meth feels deserve a chance to be heard outside of their respective neighborhoods.
“I kept it real and low-key, like I do in my studio. I know a lot of artists that have reached out, but I wanted to save those artists for my last Method Man album.” Meth tells Nerdist. “I wanted this one to be a platform for more Staten Island artists to be heard that aren’t getting heard, because you know if it isn’t Wu Tang–I mean, we never blocked anyone from trying to get a record deal. I mean the way the record industry works is, if something’s not broke, don’t fix it. Bottom line is there’s a lot more talent to be heard from Staten Island outside of Wu Tang artists, and these kids are dope. I wanted to just give them a platform to be heard. I’m on every song, but I’m not exactly on any songs by myself, with the exception of one.”
For the first release, we’re hit the the title-track – featuring Hanz On and longtime partner-in-rhyme Streetlife. Check it out below, and lookout for The Meth Lab arriving August 21st.