June 6, 2001 16:35
HIGH TIMES FOR METHOD MAN AND REDMAN
'How High' is out soon - but it looks like the stars will be appearing at a Def Jam show in London...
Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man and Redman are pictured here in the film, a comedy made by the production team behind the Oscar-winning 'Erin Brockovich'. The rappers play a pair of weed- smoking dudes called Silas and Jamal who scam their way into Harvard after smoking some rare weed which makes them super-intelligent. But they run into trouble when the weed runs out while they're at Harvard.
In one scene, they desperately try to prepare for a big test by digging up the bones of a "smart dead guy", the 19th century president John Quincy Adams, and smoking them. The film is due for release early next year.
Meanwhile, Redman and Method Man are tipped to be playing UK dates in July, with a Def Jam show lined up for Wembley Arena. Other hip-hop stars set to appear include Ludacris, Ja Rule and Foxy Brown.
To read the full story, see this week's NME, on sale across the UK from today (June 6).