Method Man is in the process of putting together his fifth solo album, The Crystal Meth. Finding the right producers for the project hasn’t gone as smoothly as the Wu Tang Clan rapper would have liked. Attempts to get Just Blaze and Timbaland on board the project didn’t pan out.
“We’ve tried. I’ve tried [Just Blaze] a few times and it just didn’t work out,” Method told Vibe. “Timbaland on the other hand, he would send you a skeleton beat and I can’t rock to a skeleton beat. I need an actual beat because when I write, I write to the music, so that didn’t work out. I’m gonna give it you you raw. A lot of times when we approach these cats and we see them face to face, yall exchange numbers, then you call them and you don’t get an answer. Or they tell you weird sh*t like ‘I don’t do that kind of music anymore.‘”
Meth still has one artist in mind that he would very much like to work with. During his chat with Vibe, he mentioned that he really likes what Odd Future’s Tyler, The Creator is doing.
“Right now I want to get that kid from Odd Future, Tyler, The Creator — I just want to hear some of the sh*t he got. He’s in that vain that I like as far as beats go. I would want him to produce something. As far as rhyming on some sh*t I would leave that up to him. Because like I said a lotta people sleep on Meth — don’t sleep on me I’m dope.”
Although some fans have compared Odd Future to a young version of Wu Tang Clan, Meth said there really aren’t any similarities.
“I don’t see any similarities, as far as the movement, maybe. but I don’t see any similarities because some of the s**t they talk about,” Meth said “The sh*t we use to talk about was 5% Nation of Islam, Gods and Earth…you know ‘block sh*t.’ Let them do them and I enjoy them. I’m not going to lie. And yes I do know more than just one song that they’ve done. Some of these people on Youtube and s**t, they’re f*cking incredible with their comments.“