Method Man and weed go hand in hand. If the music didn't lock the perceived pairing, the goofball stoner flick How High starring Meth & Redman sure did. But now that he's got kids in school, Method Man is curbing his image as half of rap's Cheech & Chong.
Taking some time to talk with The Come Up Show following a recent performance in Canada, the Wu-Tang rapper explained that he's aiming high (no pun intended) with his upcoming The Crystal Meth album, saying that he felt that he missed the mark on some of his previous efforts.
"I'm not really reflecting on the past yet," he explained. "I'm not old enough yet. You know what they say, 'Young people look to the future, old people look to the past.' I'm going to reflect when I'm long gone and done with the music…In my opinion, I feel like I fell short a few times with albums, and I want my own personal classic," he explained. "No arguments, no holds barred, Meth killed it. That's it."
Meth also discussed his public persona as a smoker, and the fact that it's been no accident that you haven't seen him splashed across screens with a blunt hanging out of his mouth lately. He's reportedly been actively attempting to disassociate himself from the pothead image that he earned earlier on in his career. Holding your own reputation is one thing, but when it bleeds into the lives of his kids, the line has to be drawn.
"When you get older and you've got kids and your kids are going to school and you know [their] teachers…and they see how active you are and concerned [you are] with your kids' education or well being, it's hard to sit there and be taken seriously if people are always talking about he's always high…which is totally not the case," he said. "When I first came out, I was young, we were doing our thing, we smoked a lot…and we didn't care if the world knew. Now, I have to use more discretion because of my kids. This is not for me; everything I do if for them now, so I use a bit more discretion and I don't put weed as a forefront anymore."
The full interview can be seen below.