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Method Man Breaks Down How 'M.E.T.H.O.D. Man' Was Created

By Daryl Nelson
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Method Man recently said that Inspectah Deck is the most underrated rapper in the Wu-Tang Clan

Some might say that Meth could be the most underrated because he seems to get more attention for his star quality and personality than his lyrics.

But not too many can argue that his cut "M.E.T.H.O.D. Man" is a classic. 

Johnny Blaze talked about that song during an interview on Talib Kweli's The People's Party podcast and revealed how it came together.

  https://youtu.be/hpXyBuIDyQo

"It was incredible," Meth recalled. "I actually wrote the lyrics to a Masta Ace song. I can't remember which one. I wrote it to a Masta Ace beat, you know when you had the dual cassette players? So [you] had to loop the beat yourself. It would take me at least a half-hour to get a twenty-minute loop."

"I've always been a big Hall and Oates fan," he added. "I remember me and [Cappadonna] hung out all night, we was on mescaline. So we was breaking day. He had this little pink radio ... and the one that stood out most to me was when Hall and Oates came on. First song was 'Sarah' and the other one was 'Method of Modern Love.''

Meth then sang some of the chorus from "Method of Modern Love," and it's easy to tell where he got the "M.E.T.H.O.D. Man" hook from.

"As far as the lyrics went, we were in the era where familiarity is key," the rap legend continued. "Everything was like something. So I'd go 'Hey hey hey like Fat Albert.' It was all the expressiveness. I was key on that big time. It worked for me in that era. As time went on, and I grew more, I incorporated all that and it made me into the emcee I am today."

What's your favorite Meth song?

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