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Wu-Tang Clan - M.E.T.H.O.D Man (Montreux Jazz Festival 2007)

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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
Writer(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 1984 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.


  • 1 Song references
  • 2 Intro
    • 2.1 Song order
  • 3 References

Song references

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

  • The refrain of the song (M-E-T-H-O-D) draws from the 1984 Hall & Oates hit "Method of Modern Love" from Big Bam Boom.
  • Pattycake - (Pattycake, pattycake, hey, the Method Man).
  • Jif peanut butter, Skippy peanut butter, Peter Pan peanut butter - (Don't eat Skippy, Jif or Peter Pan, Peanut butter cuz I'm not butter).
  • Green Eggs and Ham - (I be Sam, Sam-I-Am, and I don't eat green eggs and ham).
  • Skunk, a strain of cannabis (I got fat bags of skunk).
  • White Owl blunts. (I got white owl blunts).
  • Method Man uses the term "Super Sperm" a reference to the song "Rapper's Delight" by The Sugarhill Gang.
  • Tootsie Pops - (Now how many licks does it take, for me to hit the tootsie roll center of a break?)
  • Get off of My Cloud - ("Hey, you, get off my cloud/You don't know me and you don't know my style") - a reference to the Rolling Stones song.
  • "Hey, hey, hey, like Fat Albert; It's the Method Man, and there's no if, ands about it...".
  • Tweety Bird: "Hold up, what; I tawt I taw a putty tat over there..."
  • '"I am the one and only Method Man; rapper with the plan, wrapping shit like Saran..."
  • "Chiminy chim chiminy" echoes the chimney sweep song from Mary Poppins.
  • David Alan Grier's character Calhoun Tubbs from the TV series In Living Color: "Wrote a song about it; like to hear it? Here it go." This phrase was previously used in En Vogue's "Free Your Mind".


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

Song order

  • 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. 

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