On his follow-up to 2015’s Meth Lab, the US rapper takes another stab at mid-Noughties hip hop – and, consequently, fails to alchemise his rich history into anything that feels remotely fresh.
Snoop Dogg was a wasted feature on “Eastside”, with basic bars about “looking for some feline” and “sacrificing virgins / catching beats in my bedroom” Cmon Meth… Unlike his peers Cypress Hill, who released an impressively innovative album, Elephants on Acid, earlier this year, Meth seems intent on growing old disgracefully.
This record has way too many skits that feel just as childish. I don’t know how it is outside but in the Meth Lab it sure is cloudy.
Redman turns up on “Wild Cats” and the pair reach a natural charisma that’s lacking on the record. If The Lithium proves anything, it’s that Method Man has better chemistry when he’s part of a team.