He should be fine
The altitude will get you. Especially if you’re into the same sort of extracurriculars as Method Man. The legendary rapper and Wu-Tang member looked fully mortal during an interview at the X Games.
The high elevation in Aspen left the rapper short of breath as he tried to answer questions from the hosts. Throughout the interview, he lambasted his booking agent for putting him on two interviews in the unquestionably high venue.
However, he added that his health isn’t an issue. The rapper said that he stays in shape to put on shows like the one he was scheduled to perform in Aspen and promised a dope show. We don’t know if Redman has the same work ethic, but we’re sure their joint performance will be great (as long as they don’t get winded).
Method Man has always had a high stamina for projects, taking on all kinds of other activities outside of his time in the Wu. Method Man, of course, had the first solo project of the Wu-Tang members with his classic Tical. He also landed a Grammy for his performance with Mary J Blige on that album’s “All I Need.”
Meth continued to record solo projects and Wu-Tang albums throughout the ‘90s and finally linked up with his other half in Redman on 2000’s Blackout. Contrary to the gritty boom-bap of Wu-Tang releases, Blackout was a bass-heavy party record that allowed both rappers to flex their goofier side. This turned out to be a huge success that spun off their own mini-empire of stoner comedies, albums, and even a short-lived TV show.
Outside of these sillier ventures, Method Man has also held serious acting roles in shows like The Wire and movies like Belly. What we’re saying is, the man stays busy. So we probably don’t need to worry about a tiny bit of wheezing.
If that’s not enough, the Wu-Tang Clan have released three albums this decade and toured extensively behind all of them. Method Man clearly doesn’t like to sit still for too long, which jibes well with his expressive personality on wax.
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One of those albums was Once Upon A Time In Shaolin the ultra-exclusive album famously sold to Martin Shkreli for $2 million. On that, Method said he had nothing to do with the more notorious aspects of the album.
“As far as recording, that’s as far as my reach went. When I was informed how they were approaching selling the album, I kind of flipped out, because I was misinformed by the person who gave me the information. It’s hard for me to speak on it because I wasn’t in the loop,” he told Business Insider.
“My personal opinion, I wouldn’t have done it that way,” he added. “I would have just gave it to the people at the end of the day. But you have people that have families to feed, things of that nature. And then to have someone [buy the album] that is pretty much disliked by a lot of people based off something that had nothing to do with hip-hop, that made it worse.”
Check out the interview up top. What do you think? Is Method Man losing it? Is this just a normal reaction to suddenly being 8,000 feet above sea level? Sound off in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.