News: Method Man Lights Up With Hill, Fat Joe
Wu-Tang Clan principal Method Man returns this summer with his fifth studio album, "4:21." The Def Jam set will arrive July 18 and is led by the acoustic guitar and string-tinged single "Say," which samples Lauryn Hill's cover of Bob Marley's "So Much Things To Say" from "MTV Unplugged."
The album is rounded out by guest turns from Fat Joe and Styles P as well as production from Wu-Tang Clan colleague RZA, Scott Storch and Dr. Dre.
"4:21," a reference to a favorite time of day for marijuana smokers, is the follow-up to Method Man's 2004 album "Tical 0: The Prequel." That set became the rapper's fourth consecutive No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and has sold 525,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Having regrouped earlier this year with his Wu-Tang mates for their first tour in years, Method Man and company will pay tribute to late member Ol' Dirty Bastard during performances Aug. 5-6 at California's Rock the Bells festival.