During the nineties as part of the Wu-Tang Clan rough voiced rapper Method Man shot into the hip hop spotlight. Come the turn of the century the light has been less bright so he turned towards the movie business starring in films such as Garden State and Soul Plane. Fear not fans as he is still around toiling in the music industry. Time has not softened his rap or music as The Meth Lab is still filled with hard edged New York beats proving that Method Man and the Wu-Tang Clan sound is around to stay. This is true hip hop – simple with hard hitting lyrics and beats that will have you moving. You feel the streets oozing through every line he spits out and that gritty sound that could only come from living the hard life. For those who have keen ears, yes, that is Staten Island stuff you hear going on, so not a true solo album rather a mixtape. For instance on the track “Lifestyles” Method Man is not even there. He is joined on others by old friends like Wu-Tang bandmates Inspectah Deck and Raekwon as well as Redman. A big tracklist filled with nineteen songs you can tell this guy was chomping at the bit to get back at music after taking six year break from recording. Makes you realize how much you missed him and are salivating for a true solo disc.