Method Man (song)

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"Method Man"
Single by Wu-Tang Clan
from the album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) and Tical
ReleasedAugust 3, 1993
RecordedMarch 1993 Firehouse Studio in New York City
GenreEast Coast hip hop
LabelLoud Records
Songwriter(s)Robert Diggs, Clifford Smith

"Method Man" is the B-side to the single "Protect Ya Neck" from critically acclaimed debut album by the Wu-Tang Clan titled Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). It was a solo track for the first successful solo star of the Wu-Tang Clan, Method Man. The song was chosen for The Source magazine 100 best rap singles.[1] The refrain of the song (M-E-T-H-O-D) draws from the 1985 Hall & Oates hit "Method of Modern Love" from Big Bam Boom.

It is featured on The RZA Hits compilation. The remix is featured on Method Man's debut album, Tical.

Song references[edit]

Within the songs lyrics, Method Man references many notable quotes from popular culture.


"Torture" The introduction to the song includes a dialogue between Method Man and Raekwon detailing various methods of torture.

Song order[edit]

  • Pre-song dialogue: Raekwon and Method Man
  • Intro: GZA
  • Verse one: Method Man
  • Chorus: Method Man
  • Verse two: Method Man
  • Outro: RZA and Ghostface Killah


  1. ^ "100 Best Rap Albums & Singles". Retrieved 14 May 2013.