The best rappers are masters of language, rhyme, and the ability to walk onstage in front of thousands of people and talk about some very sexy topics. Watch the best with this GrouponLive deal to see Method Man at Sound Academy. For $25, you get one G-Pass for standing-room-only general admission on Thursday, January 10, at 8 p.m. (up to a $41.75 value, including all fees). Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
The Legends hip-hop series at Sound Academy, which has recently hosted rap royalty such as Public Enemy, Talib Kweli, and GZA, continues to live up to its name with its latest catch—a performance by actor, producer, and Grammy-winning MC Method Man. Although he goes by many monikers, including Iron Lung, Tikal, Hott Nikkles, Johnny Blaze, (ambient bird whistling), and Wu Brother #1, rapper Clifford Smith’s most recognized and revered alias is that of multiplatinum-selling dynamo Method Man. As one of the founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan, Meth first broke out from the pack in the standout Enter the 36 Chambers track “M.E.T.H.O.D. Man,” which announced, and even spelled out, a major voice to be reckoned with. Since then, he’s never slowed, cranking out solo records, tag-teaming with partner Redman, and playing a recurring role on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation between Wu-Tang reunions.
Recently voted one of the Top 50 Lyricists by The Source, Meth doesn’t play around with his wordplay. He seems to have a thesaurus in his back pocket, whether he’s spinning upbeat party yarns such as “Da Rockwilder” with Redman or carving his name in chests in the hit “Bring Da Pain.” His grimy and guttural verbal exhalations, the sound of a still-burning cigar caught in an unshaven throat, ride atop the RZA’s daring samples and loops like a burning horse riding a horse. In concert, the wordsmith wields his mic like a samurai in a set that mixes solo and Redman tunes, new tracks from his upcoming album Crystal Meth, and a batch of Wu-Tang favorites. Toronto rapper Raz Fresco kicks off the show with high-pitched swagger-stitched raps about his fondness for unchaste women and comfortable sneakers, and DJ Kaewonder of the Cratery podcast prepares roof-raising limbs with his stacks of funky vintage vinyl.
Method Man (with Wu-Tang Clan) – “M.E.T.H.O.D. Man” (Original Video)
Warning: contains adult references and liberal doses of secondhand smoke
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.