Method Man Breaks Down His 25 Most Essential Songs

Mobb Deep f/ Method Man “Extortion” (1996)

Producer: Mobb Deep

Album: Hell On Earth

Label: Loud/RCA/BMG

Method Man: “Halfway into it I lost interest. You can tell by the way the verse gets choppy towards the end. That night, I was writing and getting so fucked up. After like the fifth blunt, I was in there stuck on a line like, ‘Shit.’

“Then Nas came up in there. I was kicking it with Nas and shit and I just lost all of my train of thought. Time was running out, it was getting late, niggas were like, ‘What’s up with the verse Meth?’ I said, ‘I’m still writing.’ So yeah, I lost interest towards the end of the verse, but it still came out good.

 

Halfway into it I lost interest. You can tell by the way the verse gets choppy towards the end. That night, I was writing and getting so fucked up. After like the fifth blunt, I was in there stuck on a line like, ‘Shit.’

 

“Prodigy was one of my favorite rappers at that time. When P was on it, he was on it. That fucking first Mobb Deep album—Jesus! Even the shits after that, and the shits that weren’t on the album that they did like ‘L.A., L.A.’ and all that. P was just official.

“If a nigga said some sideways shit about P, it was like, ‘Aw shit. He done said some sideways shit about P? You know that nigga’s about to go in.’ It was one of those moments. So I loved to get the chance to rock with them. I used to get around niggas and not feel comfortable but I always felt comfortable around niggas like P and Big Noyd.

“I always felt like niggas like that were from the same grain I’m from. They weren’t flashy, we weren’t there to impress nobody. I ain’t got to put on a front and act like I’m bigger than everybody in this bitch, like, ‘Look at my jewelery and my cars, nigga.’

“It was like that same feeling I got on Ghost’s birthday, when all we did was rhyme all fucking night, in a crowd of people that had love for us.”

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