There’s little point in comparing this to the original, but the title begs for comparison between Raekwon and Method Man. I’m going to hand it to Meth, who outdoes Rae in terms of flow, and originality.
Rap ain’t done shit for me lately.
It’s ass-backwards, this game tryna play me.
I bet this never happens to Jay-Z.
When I interviewed Method Man, I asked him a go-to hip-hop interview question: how do you restore hip-hop to its former glory? He answered, “what am I gon’ do now without looking like a disgruntled, sour grape ass rapper.”
But in those three lines, he succinctly summed up his frustrations with hip-hop in a dope rhyme without sounding like a “sour grape ass rapper.”
I presume this comes from the Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon collab album Wu Massacre which is scheduled to drop February 9. Considering those are three of the best rappers alive, I’m excited.