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The Best Method Man Features as Ranked by Fans

Aight, you already know: when we mention Meth, Tical, Johnny Blaze, and heads know we talkin’ ’bout a legend. This ain’t just a Wu-Tang pillar, this is one of the illest MCs ever, period. That raw voice, the killer flow, the way he vibes with other artists – nobody does it like him. We talkin’ about a master of features, spittin’ classics with the best of ’em, from Redman’s swagger and Mary J’s smooth soul, to Biggie’s street tales and ODB’s wildness. Whether he’s tradin’ bars with GZA’s sharp mind or Ghostface’s fire, Meth always drops gems, proof of his skills and versatility.

Hip hop collabs ain’t just ’bout who’s on the track; it’s about that energy, makin’ somethin’ truly legendary. Meth brings that heat every damn time. Those grimy street anthems with the Wu, the soulful hooks with Mary J – his features show you the whole spectrum of hip hop, from its past to its future. Meth’s the guide showin’ us where it all came from and where it’s goin’.

So let’s get into it. From “Craddle Rock” to “Big Dogs”, here are the The Best of Method Man’s features & collaborations ranked by real hip hop heads.

1 C.R.E.A.M.


Released: 1993

Features: Wu-Tang Clan, Method Man, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, Buddha Monk

“Cash Rules Everything Around Me” is straight fire, encapsulating the grind and the hustle on the streets of New York where cash doesn’t just talk, it screams. Wu-Tang Clan brings a collective power to the track, but Method Man’s delivery slices through with raw realness, embodying the survival of the fittest ethos that’s central to hip-hop’s storytelling. Layering vivid street narratives over a soulful sample, Method Man etches a portrait of life where “I grew up on the crime side, the New York Times side / Staying alive was no jive”, laying bare the all-consuming pursuit of paper in a society where the green defines one’s destiny. This ain’t just music—it’s a manifesto, where the rules of the game are set to the relentless rhythm of currency.

2 Da Rockwilder


Released: 1999

Features: Method Man, Redman

This track is tight, condensed, no hooks, just straight bars over one of the illest beats to come out the late ‘90s. Meth and Red go back to back dropping bomb after bomb, trading verses like cypher veterans. The energy is palpable; this isn’t just a song, it’s a session of pure, unadulterated hip-hop chemistry. And that line, “Microphone checka, swingin’ sword lecture, closin’ down the sector, supreme neck protector”, hits hard, symbolizing the lyrical prowess Method Man brings to the table. Between the gritty beat and the dynamic duo’s fierce delivery, “Da Rockwilder” still gets the crowd hype, proving that true bangers stand the test of time.

3 Protect Ya Neck


Released: 1993

Features: Wu-Tang Clan, RZA, Method Man, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, U-God, “Ol Dirty Bastard”, Ghostface Killah, GZA

Method Man rolls through with his gravelly voice like a street-savvy warlord, warning you to keep your guard up with lines heavy enough to leave footprints in concrete. The Clan’s symphony of chaos converges around sharp beats, each member spitting fire and brimstone, culminating in a track that’s as much an initiation ritual as it is a master class in lyrical kung fu. Mef doesn’t just step onto the track; he owns it with the line “And set it off, get it off, let it off like a gat / I wanna break full, cock me back”, radiating a vibe that’s all about dominance and skill—no half-steppin’, just straight protectin’. This joint ain’t just for listening; it’s for studying the art of rap warfare.

4 Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing ta F’ Wit


Released: 1993

Features: Wu-Tang Clan, RZA, Inspectah Deck, Method Man

The track’s raw east coast energy, immortalized by RZA’s gritty beats and sharp samples, is a testament to the unyielding spirit of Wu-Tang. Method’s flow hits like a verbal roundhouse kick; it’s lethal, concise, and leaves no room for doubt. When he spits “And if you want beef, then bring the ruckus / Wu-Tang Clan ain’t nuttin ta fuck with”, you best believe the entire hip-hop nation felt that tremor. The track stands as a stark reminder that when you step to the Wu, you step to lyrical assassins armed with iron mics and tiger style techniques. Ain’t no half-steppin’ here; Wu-Tang is forever.

5 Shadowboxin’


Released: 1995

Features: GZA, Method Man

Method Man, alongside GZA, flexes his verbal finesse over a beat that’s as sharp as the sword of a Shaolin warrior. This joint showcases Mef’s uncanny ability to mingle street intellect with a hypnotic flow, staying ice-cold on the mic while dropping science on the uninitiated. His verse is a master class in smooth aggression, punctuated by the steely resolve of a rapper not content with just spitting bars, but bodying ’em. “I slayed MC’s back in the rec room era / My style broke motherfucking backs like Ken Patera”—these lines pierce through the industry’s pretense, claiming his place at the table of hip-hop’s elite. “Shadowboxin’” ain’t just a song; it’s a manifesto—a reminder that in the dojo of rap, Method Man is one of the deadliest senseis.

6 N 2 Gether Now


Released: 1999

Features: Limp Bizkit, Method Man

The track became a staple of late ’90s rebellious anthems, with Meth’s sharp wordplay cutting through the gritty rock-rap fusion. Anchoring his lyrical prowess in a realm where genre boundaries blur, Method Man spits with a venom that bridges the gap between rock and rap aficionados. “Playin’ wit’ minds that get you state time / Locked behind 12 bars from a great mind” exemplifies his ability to deliver hard-hitting truths with a smooth yet aggressive delivery, ensuring that when Mef’s on the mic, it’s not just a collaboration, it’s an event.

7 Se Acabo – Remix


Released: 2001

Features: The Beatnuts, Method Man

Johnny Blaze slides through the track with his signature raspy flow, playing no games, he drops wisdom and street narratives with equal finesse. Meth’s bars are a clever mix of bravado and slick talk, proving why his feature game remains top-tier. The remix is a cultural mashup, with Meth spitting bilingual bullets and toe-to-toe with the Beatnuts’ rowdy beats and rhymes. And when he asserts, “The god don’t want beef, he want veggie”, you feel the knockout punch of a vet who knows his power is in his presence as much as in his words, a testament to the enduring influence of Tical in any cipher.

8 Method Man


Released: 1993

Features: Wu-Tang Clan, Method Man, Raekwon, GZA, RZA, Ghostface Killah

Between the playful bravado and the knockout punchlines, the track is a masterclass in raw charisma and verbal acrobatics, with the Clan backing their brother up like the hip-hop superheroes they are. Peep this gem that cements Meth’s rep as both a wordsmith and a showstopper: “I got fat bags of skunk, I got White Owl blunts, And I’m about to go get lifted, Yes, I’m about to go get lifted”. It’s lines like these that show off Meth’s ability to blend street wisdom with a touch of the surreal, making every bar feel like it’s a dose of that raw and uncut. It ain’t just a track; it’s a sonic scorcher that’s been lighting speakers up since the ’90s, and it doesn’t look like it’s ever gonna stop.

9 Da Mystery of Chessboxin’


Released: 1993

Features: Wu-Tang Clan, Method Man, U-God, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, “Ol Dirty Bastard”, Ghostface Killah, Masta Killa

Method Man’s verse slices into the track with a raw intensity, reflecting the confrontational and competitive spirit of hip-hop as he delivers bars that detail survival in the Shaolin slums and the quest for hip-hop supremacy. Unmistakable for his flow, Meth holds his ground among the clan’s lethal lineup. The track mirrors the Wu’s philosophy where life’s trials are like a game of chess, requiring intellectual finesse and tactical moves. Each MC brings a unique style, but it’s Meth who serves up an indelible statement of intent: “I come from the Shaolin slum, and the isle I’m from, is comin’ through with nuff niggaz and nuff guns.” This line epitomizes the blend of street lore and lyrical skill that Wu-Tang and Method Man embody.

10 The What


Released: 1994

Features: The Notorious B.I.G., Method Man

“The What” stands as a towering monument of lyrical prowess in both the catalogues of Biggie and Meth. The unfiltered aggression and one-upmanship displayed in the flows of these two titans cement the track as a go-to for heads seeking that raw, uncut, lyrical smackdown that only true spitters can deliver. It’s a back-and-forth verbal spar where Meth holds it down for Shaolin, painting pictures with lines so vivid you can feel the winter’s cold, proving once more why he’s one of the mightiest swords in the Wu-Tang arsenal. Among the avalanche of hard-hitting bars, one line stands stark, displaying Method Man’s lyrical dexterity and gritty confidence: “I’ll be damned if this ain’t some shit, Come to spread the butter lyrics over hominy grit.”

11 Gravel Pit


Released: 2004

Features: Wu-Tang Clan, RZA, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, U-God

With a funkified, flashy backdrop that feels like a time machine to blaxploitation soundtracks, the Shaolin squad weaves through their verses with the verbal dexterity of kung-fu masters. Method Man, in his quintessential smooth and menacing cadence, spits game that resonates with the streets and the speakers: “I spit like a semi-automatic to the grill”. He reinforces the Clan’s dominance in lyrical warfare and their supremacy in hip-hop, ensuring “Gravel Pit” remains not just another track but an exemplar of Wu-Tang’s unrelenting grip on the pulse of hip-hop culture.

12 Part II


Released: 2001

Features: Method Man, Redman

The track is a narcotic symphony, an anthem for those late-night sessions where the smoke clouds are thick and the world fades away. These two titans of the mic brag about their stamina in the game with lines like “Jack the Ripper, don’t make me have to kill this bitch”, ensuring everyone knows they’re not to be messed with. As they trade bars, it’s clear that Meth and Red ain’t just spitting rhymes; they’re igniting a cultural moment, one where hip-hop and the art of getting lifted become one and the same.

13 Rollin’


Released: 2000

Features: Limp Bizkit, Redman, Method Man, DMX

Method Man, flexing his versatility, slid into this Limp Bizkit banger with a seamless flow, bridging the gap and proving hip-hop’s dominion. The Meth brought that raw, unfaltering Shaolin flavor to a track that demanded nothing less than high voltage. DMX and Redman, each with their own signature energy, amplified the ferocity. But it’s Meth’s coolness in the chaos that hits, especially when he declares, “See this platinum thing right here? Well we’re doin’ it all the time”, a line that declares their undeniable, relentless hustle. The track’s a time capsule, capturing the essence of an era when rolling with your crew was the ultimate ride.

14 Reunited


Released: 1997

Features: Wu-Tang Clan, GZA, “Ol Dirty Bastard”, RZA, Method Man

It’s a celebration of their comeback, igniting the industry with the fire they sparked in the underground. The Clan comes through, dropping knowledge with verses that hit like a fistful of nunchucks. Method Man, in particular, delivers bars that leave you rewinding to catch every layered metaphor. He spits, “I got the golden egg plus the goose”, fusing nursery rhymes with street wisdom, showcasing his skill to flip the familiar into something fresh and visceral. It’s more than wordplay; it’s the embodiment of the Wu-Tang’s legacy—innovative, powerful, and unapologetically raw.

15 Got My Mind Made Up


Released: 1996

Features: 2Pac, Daz Dillinger, Method Man, Redman, Kurupt

This track from 2Pac’s “All Eyez on Me” sees Meth and Red infiltrate the set with their East Coast grit, perfectly complementing the Westside flow of Daz and Kurupt. Method Man, true to his moniker, drops surgical precision with his verse, spitting a grit that sticks with you like street tar. “Johnny Blaze out to get loot like Johnny Cash, Play a game of Russian Roulette and have a blast,” he hits with the force of a verbal slug, unloading chambers of life-and-death stakes. This track ain’t just a collaboration; it’s a historic summit where titans of the rap game convened and flexed their might.

16 Gravel Pit


Released: 2013

Features: Wu-Tang Clan, RZA, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, U-God

You can feel the energy as each member steps into the cypher, showcasing their unique style over a beat that’s got more bounce than the Brooklyn Bridge. Method Man, with his charisma cranked to the max, delivers cold lines like “I spit like a semi-automatic to the grill”, illustrating that raw, uncut flow that’s been a signature of the Wu since day zero. It’s a track that plays out like an action-packed flick, taking the listener through a Wu odyssey that’s equal parts mystery and mayhem, laced with an anthem-like hook that cements it as a classic in the Clan’s arsenal.

17 As High as Wu-Tang Get


Released: 1997

Features: Wu-Tang Clan, “Ol Dirty Bastard”, GZA, Method Man

ODB, GZA, and Meth fuse their distinctive flows into an anthem that ascends past the stratosphere of Staten Island’s gritty streets into the echelons of rap royalty. The track is a stark reminder that in the realm of raw bars and unfiltered creativity, Wu-Tang is the zenith. Meth spits straight fire when he asserts, “Wu slay regardless to whom or what, five mics five nights
Hang him from the balcony, drop twenty-five flights”
, a hard-hitting line that encapsulates their dominance and relentless pursuit of the craft, serving notice to any and all challengers that the throne is occupied.

18 Wu Tang Forever


Released: 2018

Features: Logic, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, RZA, Method Man, Inspectah Deck, Cappadonna, Jackpot Scotty Wotty, U-God, Masta Killa, GZA

Each verse serves as a reminder of the razor-sharp lyricism and raw delivery that Wu-Tang is known for, with Method Man sliding through with his signature smooth yet lethal flow. In a song that is a roll call of greatness, Meth stands tall, embodying the essence of Wu’s legacy with the line “Old-school on this track, I feel invincible”. It’s a testament to the timeless nature of Wu-Tang’s craft, and a salute to the power of real hip-hop, which transcends generations and continues to inspire, proving that Wu-Tang is indeed forever.

19 Nightcrawler


Released: 2015

Features: CZARFACE, Method Man

Johnny Blaze weaves through with that trademark gravelly cadence, declaring lyrical warfare where only the fierce survive. It’s classic Meth; he’s equal parts menace and maestro, leaving a crater-sized imprint on the beat. The Staten Island sorcerer comes correct, flexing on the haters with lines that hit like a hail of bullets, embodying both the anti-hero’s charm and the street-smart tactician. Amidst a flurry of sharp cuts and dizzying verses, one line from Method Man stands tall, exemplifying his indomitable presence – “Mr. Method, my favourite letter is ‘F’, y’all (Ha!)”. It’s raw, unfiltered Method Man, a perfect fit for CZARFACE’s world where the villains might just steal the show.

20 Muggsy Bogues


Released: 2024

Features: Marlon Craft, Method Man

Dropping bars as nimbly as the diminutive point guard himself maneuvered the court, Meth comes through with the veteran finesse, schooling heads on the art of flow and substance. And with lines like “My team supreme, stay clean, triple beam lyrical dream”, Method Man vividly reminds us all why his pen game stays in a league of its own, a true testament to his undying skillset in the rap game. It’s a tag-team of gritty wordplay and sharp metaphors that slam dunks with authority, proving yet again that size ain’t nothing but a number when it comes to lyrical prowess.

21 What’s Happenin’


Released: 2004

Features: Method Man, Busta Rhymes

Meth and Busta exchange verses like heavyweight champs trading blows, embodying the ferocity and competitive spirit of hip-hop at its most electrifying. The track is a testament to their enduring prowess, weaving aggressive flows with an anthemic hook that resonates from the concrete jungles of Shaolin to the every block worldwide. It’s no surprise this banger commands respect and head-nods across the board. One of the many hard-hitting lines that captures their dynamic is Meth’s “Tical, I’m bustin’ that ass again, I burn like acid rain, that acid slang”, a declaration of his unmatched lyrical finesse and relentless energy.

22 Protect Ya Neck – Bloody Version


Released: 1992

Features: Wu-Tang Clan, RZA, Method Man, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, U-God, “Ol Dirty Bastard”, Ghostface Killah, GZA

Method Man slides in smooth but razor-sharp, asserting his position with menacing calmness, “It’s the Method Man for short Mr. Meth / Movin’ on your left, aah!” But it’s Inspectah Deck’s opening salvo that sets the bar for the lyrical warfare, “I smoke on the mic, like smokin’ Joe Frazier / The hell raisa’, raisin’ hell with the flava’”. This joint is a relentless assault, a showcase of lyrical depth, and a testament to the raw energy that Wu-Tang brought to the game. With every verse, they remind us why protecting your neck is not just advice; it’s a necessity in the battleground of hip-hop.

23 Rap Phenomenon


Released: 1999

Features: The Notorious B.I.G., Redman, Method Man

It’s the raw essence of hip-hop’s golden era, resurrecting Biggie’s legendary prowess while infusing the rugged techniques of Redman and Method Man, who rolls in with that lyrical ingenuity that only a Wu member can bring to the table. With the beat slapping harder than a streetwise sensei, Meth brings it home: “This rule is so underrated. Actin’ as if it can’t happen, you’re frontin’. Ain’t no other kings in this rap thing. Biggie, a motherfuckin’ rap phenomenon”. That line ain’t just hard-hitting; it’s a testament to the legacy of Biggie Smalls, stamped with Method Man’s seal of approval, and it’s a solemn nod to the thrones they all occupy in the kingdom of rap—unchallenged and supreme.

24 Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber – Part II – Conclusion


Released: 1993

Features: Wu-Tang Clan, GZA, Raekwon, Method Man, Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah, RZA, “Ol Dirty Bastard”

Each member delivers knockout verses, but Method Man, in particular, shines with his distinctive flow and punchlines that hit harder than a heavyweight, embodying the Wu’s spirit of competitive camaraderie. It’s like stepping into a lyrical dojo where only the strongest rhymes survive, and Meth stands tall amongst the giants. The track is a testament to the power of collective genius, with lines that cut deep, showcasing their street-honed wisdom and slick metaphors. One particularly hard-hitting line from Method Man resonates with the group’s underdog mentality and raw tenacity: “Then I react, like a convict, and start killin’ stuff that’s mad real inside the ghetto, or we gotta put me in chains.” It’s pure, unadulterated hip-hop gold, straight from the catacombs of Shaolin.

25 Trillmatic


Released: 2013

Features: A$AP Mob, A$AP NAST, Method Man

Over a beat drippin’ with nostalgia, Meth schools cats on longevity and smooth delivery, proving why his name rings out like church bells in these hip-hop streets. It’s A$AP and Tical trading bars where old school meets new cool in a lyrical cypher for the ages, showing respect is timeless. And ain’t no one ’bout to forget Meth’s stamp on the game when he spits, “Look at Meth, breaking bad like he cooking meth in the lab”, ’cause that’s the heavyweight champ delivering another knockout blow, unifying generations of hip-hop aficionados. This feature is proof, whether you’re a ’90s baby or a new jack, Method Man’s universal appeal ain’t nothing to mess with.

26 4,3,2,1


Released: 1997

Features: LL COOL J, Method Man, Redman, DMX, Cannibus

On this joint, each MC comes correct with their unique flow, but Meth brings that Shaolin flair, unleashing bars that leave you rewinding to catch every metaphor and slick turn of phrase. Ain’t no doubt Meth comes through with raw energy when he declares, “Playin’ my position, hot Nixon, this one, for all the sick ones, affliction, poisonous darts sickening”. His cadence is fierce, each word delivered with a conviction that stamps his part in hip-hop history. This track ain’t just a song; it’s a session of spitting excellence that enshrines the rugged essence of the golden era cyphers.

27 How High


Released: 1999

Features: Method Man, Redman

These two titans of rap unite over a beat that’s as high as their aspirations, dropping verses laced with wit and street wisdom. They volley bars back and forth, each line a showcase of their iconic styles—Meth with his gritty Staten Island inflection and Red with his Newark-flavored funk. It’s a track that makes you want to defy gravity, puffing along to the ultimate high they’re serving. One stand-out line, “Tical bring it to that ass raw, Breakin all the rules like glass jaws,” hits with the force of a verbal uppercut, exemplifying that raw delivery and command of metaphor that has always set Method Man apart.

28 Symphony 2000


Released: 1999

Features: EPMD, Redman, Method Man, Lady Luck

Meth’s verse on this track? Absolute murder. He dives in with his iconic, gravelly voice, laying out bars that resonate with the grit of the streets and the wisdom of a hip-hop sage. Every MC on this joint serves up a culinary feast of wordplay, but it’s Method Man who comes with that roll-off-the-tongue rawness, flexing lines that stay with you. Now, peep this standout from Meth’s verse that comes at ya with that raw, uncut dope style, “Fuck them a.k.a., for now it’s just Meth, That’s it, that’s all, solo, single no more no less.” This line right here? Meth’s asserting his presence, undiluted and straight up, no chaser – reminding everyone that his artistry can stand alone, untouchable in the symphony of rap greats.

29 I’ll Be There For You/You’re All I Need To Get By – Puff Daddy Mix


Released: 1995

Features: Method Man, Mary J. Blige

Melding the rugged lyrical finesse of Meth with the raw, heartfelt vocals of Queen Mary J. Blige, this track is a testament to the power of a bond that can’t be broken, no matter the struggle. “Back when I was nothin’, you made a brother feel like he was somethin’.” This line hits hard, embodying the essence of appreciation and realness, qualities that make this joint not just hot, but timeless. Meth and Mary J.’s synergy on this track not only scored them a Grammy but also paved the way for future collaborations where R&B and hip-hop intersect, crafting narratives of mutual support and unwavering commitment.

30 Protect Ya Neck – Shao Lin Version


Released: 1993

Features: Wu-Tang Clan, RZA, Method Man, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, U-God, “Ol Dirty Bastard”, Ghostface Killah, GZA

It’s got the core clan members markin’ their territory with a flurry of knockout bars, each one bringin’ their A-game to the dojo. Method Man just swoops in and stamps his authority with the slick “I smoke on the mic like smokin Joe Frazier, the hell raisa’, raisin’ hell with the flava.” That line right there? That’s the embodiment of Tical’s skill—sharp, blazing, and seasoned with that signature Method Man charisma. Straight up, “Protect Ya Neck” ain’t just a song, it’s an initiation into the gritty chambers of Staten Island’s finest, declaring that to step to the Wu is to bring it to a lyrical battle of life and death. No wonder heads were knockin’ and necks were snappin’—the Wu warned us, now we best protect every last one.

31 Cash Still Rules / Scary Hours


Released: 1997

Features: Wu-Tang Clan, Raekwon, Method Man, Ghostface Killah

Raw tales of survival and ambition thread through the track, painting images of the concrete jungle where money’s the only constant amidst chaos. Method Man, with razor-sharp delivery, delivers a line that cuts deep into the core of the street hustle: “City overrun by young gun with bad intention, and Wu-Wear garment.” This standout bar encapsulates the duality of striving for material success while battling the city’s underbelly, hinting at the grim reality where even apparel brands like Wu-Wear become part of the survival narrative.

32 Cisco Kid


Released: 2022

Features: Redman, Method Man, Cypress Hill, War

This track has Redman, Method Man, Cypress Hill, and even samples War to stir up a concoction that’s part smoke session, part Western flick, and all parts ill. It’s like you’re riding with the illest posse in hip-hop history. The beat on this is as dusty as a desert trail, with that harmonica loop bringing in the vibe. Meth comes correct when he spits, “I got the guns and the vest, I got the teflon hard hat for the chest” – you can just picture the man standing tall, ready for whatever the Wild West, or the streets, are throwin’ his way.

33 C.R.E.A.M. – Single Version


Released: 2013

Features: Wu-Tang Clan, Method Man, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, Buddha Monk

Wu-Tang Clan paints a vivid picture of coming up in a world where cash is king and survival’s the game. You feel the raw grit in every verse, a narrative of young cats thrown into chaos, chasing paper in the concrete jungle. With Method Man’s iconic hook, “Cash rules everything around me, C.R.E.A.M. get the money, Dollar, dollar bill, y’all,” it’s more than just a banger – it’s an anthem encapsulating the grind. The joint resonates with anyone who’s had to push through the struggle, laying out the blueprint for turning hard times into hard rhymes and dollar signs. It’s Wu’s philosophy wrapped in a classic – where life’s lessons and street wisdom collide, schooling us on the value of the almighty dollar.

34 Intoxicated


Released: 2018

Features: “Ol Dirty Bastard”, Raekwon, Method Man, Macy Gray

The late Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s unorthodox style melds with Macy Gray’s husky refrains, setting a backdrop for Raekwon’s ice-cold delivery and Method Man’s lyrical clarity. Johnny Blaze packs the heat with lines that slice through the mix, reminding us why he’s Wu family elite. Meth waxes poetic about his street cred and the sticky icky, but it’s when he spits, “I see the game done gone impotent, soft and suspect”, that you feel the bite of his pen, a testament to the enduring grit and raw authenticity that he and his Wu brethren have contributed to the game.

35 All I Need


Released: 1994

Features: Method Man, Streetlife

Meshed seamlessly with Streetlife’s rugged delivery, this track surfaced as a defining cut off Meth’s ’94 classic, “Tical.” It’s quintessential East Coast, dripping with authenticity, and loops you into the textured narratives that shape hood love stories. Meth, in his lyrical finesse, punches the heart with the line, “Back when I was nothin’/You made a brother feel like he was somethin’.” That line alone immortalizes the track as more than just your typical ride-or-die joint ― it’s the quintessence of loyalty and elevation through love, which serves as the backbone of many a hip-hop hustle.

36 Method Man – Home Grown Version


Released: 1993

Features: Wu-Tang Clan, Method Man

Pure uncut Wu. The banger establishes Meth as a lyrical Shaolin warrior, weaving through beats with a flow that’s both playful and menacing. He drops cultural references with the ease of a Staten Island native who’s absorbed the game. Take the line “Lyrics you bust couldn’t bust a fucking pimple”—a surgical strike that captures Meth’s confidence in his unmatched verbal acrobatics. It’s this blend of humor and hardcore that immortalized the Ticalion Stallion in the hip-hop hall of fame. This track ain’t nothing to mess with, encapsulating Method Man’s signature blend of charisma and edge, keeping heads nodding over two decades later.

37 Ya’ll Been Warned


Released: 2001

Features: Wu-Tang Clan, Method Man, RZA, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, Masta Killa

The powerhouse squad, with Method Man’s signature raspy intensity, combined with the wisdom of RZA, the sharpness of Inspectah Deck, Raekwon’s cinematic narratives, and Masta Killa’s understated venom, create a symphony of street knowledge that’s raw and unfiltered. With lines like “Correct me if I’m wrong but fake thugs never last long”, Meth cuts through the facade, reminding us that realness outlives the fake and the fickle in this game. It’s a testament that in hip-hop, truth in the booth is the only currency that truly holds value. The track is a timeless call to arms for authenticity, laced over beats that hit as hard as the verses. Wu-Tang ain’t just for the children; it’s for anyone seeking that uncut truth in their hip-hop.

38 Gonna Love Me – Remix


Released: 2018

Features: Teyana Taylor, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Raekwon

Method Man, with his signature gravel-toned timbre, stands out by adding a layer of gritty realism to the soulful track, reflecting on tough love with lines that stick to your ribs. “I’m heavy with the D, I got nothing but love for you, sex as a weapon I got nothing but slugs for you” encapsulates Meth’s raw, unfiltered affection—a testament to the complexities of love in the modern age, tinged with the street sensibility that only he can deliver.

39 Extortion


Released: 1996

Features: Mobb Deep, Method Man

You can almost feel the sting of the cold streets in Havoc’s icy flows and Prodigy’s cutthroat lyricism, but it’s Meth who comes through with that knockout punch when he drops the line, “Remember me, burn a nigga to a third degree, Don’t act familiar motherfuckers you ain’t heard of me”. This joint is straight menace on wax, with each verse serving as a reminder that in their game, strength and reputation are everything, and the weak-hearted need not apply. With its no-nonsense portrayal of the hustle and the dangers that come with it, “Extortion” rings out as a hardcore anthem for heads who respect the rawness of survival in the game.

40 Lemon


Released: 2020

Features: Conway the Machine, Method Man

Conway the Machine and Method Man offer a gritty testament to their raw lyrical prowess, where the punchlines hit as hard as life’s stark realities. In the ethos of Griselda’s signature sound, complemented by Meth’s seasoned flow, the track is a masterclass in street narrative and vivid lyricism. Method Man doesn’t just ride the beat; he owns it, delivering wisdom with every bar. The track resonates with a sense of urgency, and Method Man’s experience shines through as he schools us with lines like “People said they want that old Meth, well, this the prequel then”—a clever nod to his legendary status and the timeless nature of his craft. This collaboration is more than a song; it’s an exhibition of hip-hop excellence, with both MCs flexing their storytelling muscles to paint a picture as authentic as it is raw.

41 Break Ups 2 Make Ups


Released: 1998

Features: Method Man, “DAngelo”

The track masters a fusion of rap’s rugged edge and R&B’s tender ache, all while delivering some hard-hitting truths about love lost and self-respect found. Mellow yet profound, the song catches Method Man at a vulnerable crossroads, reflecting on past love gone sour and the personal growth that follows. Amidst the track’s smooth narrative, Meth drops lines that hit like verbal brass knuckles, particularly when he snaps back with: “Shoulda listened when my mama told me, soon as I turned my back, you tried to fuck my homies”. It’s a sobering moment of betrayal and realization that strikes a chord for anyone who’s ever been done dirty.

42 Rules


Released: 2001

Features: Wu-Tang Clan, RZA, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, Streetlife, Raekwon, Method Man

This track is a showcase of lyrical prowess, where each verse runs deeper than the Mariana Trench, especially when Method Man comes through with his unmistakable cadence and hard-hitting bars. There’s an aura of menace that bleeds from the track’s social commentary and fierce loyalty to the Wu-Tang ethos, striking a chord that resonates with the trials of the street life. In a powerful show of lyrical mastery, Meth hits us with “Comin from the thirty-six chamber” – Meth, “Bring it to em proper, potnah”, reminding everyone of Wu’s roots and reign in the game. “Rules” is a testament to the collective force of Wu, a gritty urban symphony where Method Man’s verses act as the crucial pivot that brings the raw intensity of the streets into sharp focus.

43 Uzi


Released: 2001

Features: Wu-Tang Clan, U-God, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, RZA, Method Man, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, GZA

The track serves as a showcase of the Clan’s ability to blend street narratives with a touch of flamboyance, as they compare their mic skills and impact on the game to the luxurious symbol of a pinky ring. The beat hits with the force of a sonic boom, over which Meth and the rest of the Clan deliver verses that are as sharp as a Shaolin sword. Method Man, true to form, drops bars that hit with the precision and swagger you expect from Johnny Blaze himself. One standout line from his verse embodies the essence of the Clan’s dominion over the rap game: “With that shit that’ll make you feel like a Shaolin Monk; Puff a magic dragon, spit fire.”

44 Blackout


Released: 1999

Features: Method Man, Redman

These lyrical titans go bar for bar over an infectious beat that’s both grimy and gripping, each verse a siren call to the streets and a testament to their unshakeable positions in the rap game. With hard-spitting verses that embody the essence of ’90s hip-hop’s golden era, Meth and Red link up to remind heads what true flow sounds like. “I’m the street talkin’, dogwalkin’ approach me with extreme caution”, Redman declares, setting the tone for a track that’s undeniably a banger meant to be blasted at max volume, ensuring that hip-hop purists nod their heads in reverence while the new school takes notes.

45 Cereal Killer


Released: 1999

Features: Method Man, Redman

With a sinister beat as their canvas, they paint a picture that’s part horror flick, part comic book – a wild ride through their imaginations. The track’s raw energy is epitomized by Meth’s line, “Ahh what a rush, cigar be the dutch, Method Man and Redman, Starsky and Hutch”, drawing a parallel to the iconic cop duo but with a grimier, more hardcore twist. It’s not just bars they’re delivering; it’s a full-blown audio experience that dares listeners to join them in their shadowy exploits—all while keeping their tongues firmly in cheek, reminding us that even as they weave tales of the macabre, they’re first and foremost master entertainers.

46 Y.O.U.


Released: 1999

Features: Method Man, Redman

Their verses are a straight-up verbal assault, laced with wit and that raw, unfiltered energy that both emcees are renowned for. Flipping from playful banter to cutthroat bars, the track remains a distinguished example of their indomitable chemistry. What amplifies the potency of “Y.O.U.” is how Meth and Red glide over the track with an arrogance that’s backed by skill, and a standout line that hits like a gut punch is, “Shittin’ like, no he didn’t’, wipin’ my ass and splittin’”, flaunting Meth’s slick bravado and unapologetic attitude that sums up the song’s vibe. They deliver a relentless flow that attacks from all angles, cementing their status as both crowd-pleasers and hard-hitting spitters.

47 A Better Tomorrow


Released: 1997

Features: Wu-Tang Clan, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, U-God, RZA, Method Man

The Clan bares the soul of the streets, holding up a mirror to the systemic struggles that keep the marginalized in chains. Method Man, amongst his Wu brethren, lays down verses that tap into the collective yearning for upliftment, refusing to settle for the status quo. With bars like “We want justice, police supposed to protect and serve, And then they shoot us down like wild animals, The nerve of them cold-hearted killers”, Meth articulates the raw sentiment coursing through the veins of those demanding change, painting a vivid picture of the plight and resilience that underscores the quest for a better now. It’s a call to arms—metaphorically speaking—that pulses with the heartbeats of the oppressed, amplifying their cries into an anthem of hope and action.

48 Bring the Pain


Released: 2002

Features: Missy Elliott, Method Man

Together, they take us through a hypnotic head-nod of a ride, with Method Man’s verse cooking up that sizzle, bringing his bravado into the mix to compliment Missy’s smooth yet fierce delivery. Dropping lines like “Sex on a platter, have it your way / Then who serve you everything on the menu / And all that freak shit that you into”, Meth’s verse becomes the flame to Missy’s fuse, proving that when you bring two giants together, the result is nothing short of explosive.

49 Wu-Gambinos – Hidden Chambers Remix


Released: 1995

Features: Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, RZA, Masta Killa

Method Man, a.k.a. Johnny Blaze, scorches with the vigor that only he possesses, delivering lines that stick with you like shadows at midnight. His mastery of metaphor and simile is on full display as he spits, “Scriptures hit the body like sawed-off shotties, like my hair knotty and my nosepiece snotty”, vividly painting a picture of raw, unapologetic street tales. Each verse serves as a testament to their individual prowess, while collectively they build a fortress of rhymes that’s impregnable, reflecting the grit and grime of the streets with stark poetic precision.

50 Buck 50


Released: 2000

Features: Ghostface Killah, Cappadonna, Method Man, Redman

It’s a showcase of lyrical prowess, with each MC bringing his unique flavor to the rugged soundscape. Method Man stands out with his blend of charisma and rawness, delivering lines that stick to your ribs. There’s a deliberate cadence in Meth’s delivery when he spits “My gun aim and cough, y’all ain’t trained to brawl”, a statement that hits like a fist to the gut, asserting the dominance and readiness for combat that’s emblematic of Staten Island’s finest. This track is a testament to the strength of Wu-Tang’s extended family and their combined ability to drop heavyweight bars that resonate long after the track ends.


Over the years, Method Man has collaborations and features with this the following artists:

The Notorious B.I.G., RZA, Redman, Wu-Tang Clan, Raekwon, GZA, Ghostface Killah, Crazy C., Mary J. Blige, Inspectah Deck, Carlton Fisk, Ready Roc, Streetlife, iNTeLL, Masta Killa, Megan Rochell, Star, Polite, Uncle Murda, Hanz On, Chedda Bang, Keith Murray, Chinky, Kash Verrazano, Killa Sin, KRS-One, JoJo Pellegrino, 718 Spank, Iron Mic, Killer Sin, Jason Scott “Rebel-INS.” Hunter, Corey Woods, Missy Elliott, The Knocks, Cortez, Fat Joe, Styles P, Kardinal Offishall, Ginuwine, Statik Selektah, PXWER, Tamika Scott, King Green, 5th PXWER, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, Lloyd Banks, Ludacris, Bun B, Mally G, Jamal, RJ Payne, Missy Misdemeanor Elliott, Ghostface, Street, Dennis Coles, Prof, Cappadonna, Elaine Kristal, Snoop Dogg, Doctor P, Adam F, LL COOL J, Ja Rule, Y. Kim, Dave East, Erick Sermon, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Jadakiss, Eddy I., JFK, U-God, Killa Priest, Chris Rivers, Sean Price, Saukrates, D’Angelo, Conway the Machine, Mobb Deep, Teyana Taylor, Macy Gray, Buddha Monk, Cypress Hill, War, EPMD, Lady Luck, DMX, Cannibus, A$AP Mob, A$AP NAST, Busta Rhymes, Marlon Craft, CZARFACE, Logic, Jackpot Scotty Wotty, 2Pac, Daz Dillinger, Kurupt, Limp Bizkit, The Beatnuts.

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