Method Man has kicked off the rollout for The Meth Lab II: The Lithium with “Grand Prix,” the project’s first single.
Produced by Dame Grease, the laid back track allows the Wu-Tang Clan vet’s lyrical expertise to take centerstage. According to a press release, Meth has enlisted his Wu-Tang brethren and affiliates as well as “new cats from Staten Island we thought was dope” for the project.
In an interview with Billboard, Meth explained why he was coming back with a sequel.
“I can rhyme my ass off, that ain’t nothin’ new,” he said. “People already knew that, but they just tend to forget. Every now and then you’ve gotta remind them.”
The original Meth Lab album — Meth’s fifth solo album — was released in 2015 and featured his partner-in-rhyme Redman, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa and Uncle Murda, among others.
Meth Lab II was recorded in Meth Lab Studios on Staten Island and will drop later this year.
In the meantime, check out “Grand Prix” above.