In a recent Vibe article, your favorite How High pilot and mine, M.E.T.H.O.D. MAN, discusses the ‘Smoker’s Club’ tour and his new position as a ‘grown man’ in Hip Hop. It seems that Wu-Tang’s most well recognized front man wants to distance himself from his reputation as a recreational marijuana user. One of his reasons are the fact that he’s a father and as the kids get older he feels now is the time to tone down his younger, groovier persona with less marijuana talk.
“I got kids to raise, man. Plus it was never really that bad. It gets comes to a point where no matter where you go they’re always thinking you’re high. And I’m not always high. I mean right now I’m sober as a priest.”
Strange that he now realizes that his reputation for loving and using bud is synonymous/more notorious than his music. If I’m not mistaken, MUCH of his early artist presence revolved around weed smoking, weed smoke blowing , talking about weed and smoke, acting like he’s high on weed in a major movie, and countless other weed induced entertainment endeavors.
“I don’t want that every time you hear Method Man’s name you associate it with getting high or marijuana because there’s so much more to me than that.
Maybe there is more to him than just a rapper with an ill flow and great bud. But unforgettably what Meth is trying to change is more the public’s perception of who weed smokers are. I don’t think there was a lack of understanding between his audience recognizing him for the weed smoking talented individual artist that he is.
He raps about certain shit, some of it is weed, and we’ve liked it this long. I’m not saying he ain’t got another trick up his sleeve but his motives for the clearer-newer Meth sounds like…………..Bullshit.
But maybe I’m buggin, so Greenies, I ask you:
Do you think the Method Man persona was inflated or was he just having a great time making music and being high while making music about being high? Did we miss the real him?
Is this move the possible end of a rap legend’s career or will his lyrical ability show to be above and beyond blunts and bud?
Only time will tell, but I can’t help but to feel like this is a public relations move to be perceived as more conservative (read: Mainstream America ready). Let’s not forget, Method Man dabbled in acting here and there and he DOES have a family to support.
Should we blame him for selling out to “the Man” now that he’s not selling “Method Man” like he used to?
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