If they gave out an EGOT award for stoner comics, Method Man would be but one Broadway show away from the gold. Having made television (Meth & Red), film (How High), and of course, music (he gets his own track on SPIN‘s number-two album of the last 30 years), the 44-year-old rapper has stayed sharp for two decades by remaining so laid-back.
Having only graced his fan base with 2009’s jovial Redman collaboration Blackout! 2 in the recent past, Meth finally drops the long-awaited The Meth Lab this week, a proud throwback to smoky boom-bap and tongue-in-cheek rhymes in his perfectly flowing baritone. You can stream the headlong album standout “2 Minutes of Your Time” below, which “educates” a whole new generation of would-be Wu devotees on such history-making moments as the dearly departed ODB’s famous Grammy drop-in, over greasy guitar funk and Shaft strings.