Method Man & Redman Discuss "Blackout 3," "How High" Updates
Redman recalls when rappers had to be "nice" before they put out a record.
In regards to Blackout 3, Method Man revealed that the album will be released either late this year or early next year, and will consist of the usual Red and Meth and tunes.
“Well, we’re not sure when it’s gonna drop,” Method Man said. “Hopefully, it’ll be top of next year or bottom of this year. They can just expect more Meth and Red. You know? Red and Meth shit. Same shit we been doing. Smoking, drinking, stinking, the works.”
Redman spoke on the possibility of a How High 2 and confirmed that the pair did in fact have a meeting with Universal in California. He added that they’re “hoping for good things” in regards to the film.
“We had a meeting in California with Universal and it went good. So, we hoping for good things…It’s gonna be a good twist,” he said.
Redman Says Audiences Overseas “Appreciate Hip Hop More”
Prior to offering an update on the duo’s various projects, Redman was asked how the audiences at their shows in the U.K. compare to those in the United States. He stated that those outside of the United States tend to appreciate Hip Hop more.
The Newark, New Jersey lyricist then gave his thoughts on today’s Hip Hop when paired against the era of Hip Hop he came up in.
“Well, not just the U.K., but everywhere over here. International waters,” Redman said. “They appreciate Hip Hop more than—A little bit more than America, but the fans are still there in America...It just changed for the level of respect for the word ‘Hip Hop.’ You know, when we came in it was just more of a—We had to have a leverage of what we been going through as far as battles. And have to be nice to really come out with a record. Now anyone can just come out with a record and be the man. You know, without that respect. So, that’s whatever."
Lastly, the duo was asked to name their top three artists dead or alive. Method Man responded with “Dylan, Dylan, Dylan” while Redman named Prince, Chaka Khan, and Method Man as his favorites.