Confession time: I’ve never listened to a whole Method Man album before this one. I’m sorry. You can draw and quarter me later. At the time when Wu was new, I was super young and my older brothers controlled the stereo and therefore all my music habits. They played Liquid Swordz and Ironman, so those are the solo albums that I’m most familiar with from that first round of releases. Might I suggest blaming them while I try in vain to find the time to keep this site going and fill my hip-hop history holes?
I do so love being right! Even when my prediction wasn’t at all a stretch, and in fact was quite obvious, it’s still nice for it to be correct. So guess how many levels my self-righteousness increased by when I saw that Raekwon called his crew’s weak last album, A Better Tomorrow, “too soft”, and blamed the weird musical direction on Rza.