Method Man has unveiled new track ‘The Purple Tape’ featuring fellow Wu-Tang rappers Raekwon and Inspectah Deck, as well as Meth’s son, who is also named Raekwon.
The track is expected to feature on the MC’s forthcoming album ‘The Meth Lab’, which is due out August 21 via Hanz On/Tommy Boy. It follows another recently released album cut, ‘Straight Gutta’ featuring Redman, Hanz On, and Streetlife.
Click below to listen to ‘The Purple Tape’.
‘The Meth Lab’ is Method’s Man’s first solo album since 2006, though he’s been involved in a number of collaborative projects since, including the two most recent Wu records, ‘A Better Tomorrow’ and ‘Once Upon A Time In Shaolin’. The latter was reportedly auctioned off to a buyer who is forbidden from reproducing it for 88 years due to copyright law. Meth spoke out about the project in March, calling it “stupid”.
“I’m tired of this shit and I know everybody else is tired of it, too,” Meth, who was unaware of the legal stipulations, told XXL. “Fuck that album, if that’s what they are doing… Give it to the people, if they want to hear the shit, let them have it. Give it away free. I don’t give a fuck; that ain’t making nobody rich or poor. Give the fucking music out. Stop playing with the public, man.”
He continued: “I was cool with shit. But now, this is ridiculous. 88 years, really? If that shit is true, that shit is stupid.”