Produced by Dame Grease, the song about keeping it moving (literally) has some hard drums anchoring its lush accents. Method Man, who follows Dave East, gets to work with such grace and confidence between the kicks and snares that he sounds as nimble as ever. Moreover, M-E-T-H-O-D sprinkles his verse with some O.G. wisdom, in a career that’s kept it moving through trials and triumphs, #1 albums and some extended hiatuses too.
Wu-Tang Clan rapper, Method Man, will star in a new BET scripted drama helmed by legendary director, John Singleton.
Meth will star alongside actors Giancarlo Esposito, and Mykelti Williamson in the upcoming drama “Rebel.”
According to reps for BET, “Rebel” centers around a police officer who is forced to leave the force after being under an intense internal affairs/criminal investigation for shooting her partner, as she was trying to stop her partner from gunning down her little brother.
“Rebel” eventually (played by Danielle Moné Truitt) becomes a PI struggling to bring her brother’s killer to justice, while dodging dirty cops who are out for revenge.
Other actors lined up for the series include LaTanya Richardson, and Brandon Quinn.
“Rebel” is slated to debut on BET on March 28 at 9:00 p.m.
The latest role for Meth wraps up a busy 2016, which included roles in “Luke Cage,” “The Breaks,” “Paterson” and the T.V. show “Difficult People.”
Method Man has also starred in movies like “Belly,” “Cop Land” and his movie/T.V. series with fellow rapper Redman, “How High.”
Rap culture runs in cycles. Every few years or so there’s a changing of the guard, as a crop of upstart artists emerge on the scene and alter both the face and sound of the music landscape. Whenever these seismic shifts occur, there’s often a divisive conversation between gatekeepers of the old and the new. As the age of mumble rap takes hold of the charts, rising stars like Lil Yachty, Desiigner and Lil Uzi Vert come under fire from hip-hop veterans and critics alike for disregarding lyricism in favor of swag and essentially “killing the culture.”
Raekwon has announced a new album—the follow-up to 2015’s Fly International Luxurious Art. The Wild is out in March via Rakewon’s own label ICEH20 and Empire Records. In an Instagram post announcing the album, Raekwon writes, “With all the shit thats goin on today, this title rolled off my tongue like alkaline water in the bloodstream.” See the cover artwork below.