Method Man, Redman, Styles P and More Bring In 4/20 At Inaugural BUD DROP Concert

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The dynamic duo of Method Man and Redman headlined the inaugural BUD DROP concert at Terminal 5 in NYC on Friday, April 19th. This groundbreaking event, produced by LTB Productions, provided a New Year’s Eve-style celebration on the eve of the cannabis holiday, culminating in a midnight “BUD DROP,” which is a spinoff of the NYE ball drop – counting down to the 4/20; marijuana culture’s high holiday.

The night started with sets from DJ DPrizzy. Host Ace the General introduced the opening act including Doov. DJ Self provided an enthusiastic set that transitioned from old-school hip-hop to Latin, to reggae, keeping the crowd energetic before the duo Girll Codee performed their set. They had the crowd chanting, “Roll that smoke that pass that” as it was a 4/20-themed event. DJ Self also paused for a brief moment to acknowledge the late great DJ Mister Cee, who recently passed away. Kyah Baby also graced the stage for the main acts. 

Yonkers legend Styles P performed some of his old hits including “Fuck You” and “Wild Out.” Fellow LOX member Sheek Louch came out to perform “Wild Out” with Styles P. The duo also paid tribute to the late rapper DMX, performing “We Gonna Make It.”

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His high-energy performance set the tone and prepared the crowd for Method Man and Redman, who closed out the BUD DROP event with an iconic performance. In the middle of their set, Method Man and Redman counted down the last few seconds before it was officially 4/20. Balloons and confetti dropped soon after and the Wu-Tang members continued their celebratory performance. 

Throughout the show, attendees were able to shop with different THC and weed strain companies. Some vendors included Nectar WellnessMotagua NYCDon Karlos CannabarsThe Culture Craft Cannabis, and the Empire Cannabis Club. Attendees were able to purchase teas, candy bars, edibles, vapes, and weed strains.

Sei Less was the event’s food partner. They gave concert-goers a culinary journey that perfectly complements the festive atmosphere. Empire Cannabis Club NYC brought its unique touch to the event, ensuring concert-goers enjoyed an immersive holiday atmosphere. Empire provided all the pre-rolls in the balloons that dropped after the bud drop countdown, as well as complimentary tote bags upon entry filled with branded lighters, grinders, pre-rolls, edibles and more. 

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Who Is Method Man’s Daughter Cheyenne Smith Aka ‘Chey?’

There’s a new freestyle going viral on social media and it’s got a lot of people talking. That’s because of the identity of the rapper spitting punchlines over the instrumental to Redman’s 1999 Doc’s Da Name 2000 standout “Da Goodness.” Chey (pronounced “Shy”) is a relatively unknown rapper with a VERY well-known familial connection. Chey’s full name is Cheyenne Smith and her dad is Clifford Smith — better known to hip-hop fans as Wu-Tang Clan member and 1990s hitmaker Method Man.

According to HipHopDX, Chey kicked off her rap career in earnest earlier this year, releasing her solo debut single “Hair And Nails” in January. In February, she followed it with “Boujee And Ghetto,” her second solo single. The first taps into the ever popular New York drill wave, while the second is a thumping, organ-driven anthem anthem. However, it’s her freestyle over her famous father’s frequent collaborator’s instrumental that is currently garnering all the attention, likely as a result of her wordplay-riddled verse over a nostalgic beat resonating with listeners who grew up on Red & Meth.

Technically, though, Chey made her debut in 2021 as a feature on the “Tag I’m Litt” remix from 2nd Generation Wu — a group made up of her brother and her “cousins,” who are all children of original Wu-Tang members. The group consists of Method Man’s son PXWER; Ghostface Killah’s son, Sun God; U-God’s son GFTD – iNTeLL; and Young Dirty Bastard (whose parentage should be obvious from his name alone). And while Chey declined any favors from Method Man in a recent interview, there’s just no getting around the advantage her pedigree might be able to give her as she works her way into the business.

Your Old Droog, Denzel Curry & Method Man Get Combative On “DBZ”

Your Old Droog has dropped a new track. The New York rapper linked up with core members of Wu-Tang Clan and Raider Klan, and the result is one of the hardest posse cuts of the year. Your Old Droog delivers lyrically, as always, and Method Man proves that he can still skate effortlessly over a track, three decades into his career. Madlib comes through with an instrumental that’s simultaneously soulful and tough, but if we’re being real, Denzel Curry steals the show.

Denzel Curry has never been one to shy away from confrontation. The Florida emcee is known for hard-nosed approach to both flow and rhymes, but he kicks it up a notch here by taking shots at none other than Kendrick Lamar. Curry mocks Lamar for trying to compete with Drake, and proceeds to criticize his perceived spirituality. He also references Lamar’s breakout single, “Swimming Pools (Drank)” (2011). It’s an unexpected development in the ongoing Lamar vs. Drake beef, especially since Curry has little bad to say about the 6 God.

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Denzel Curry Takes Shots At Kendrick Lamar

What are your thoughts on this brand-new single, “DBZ,” by Your Old Droog, Denzel Curry, and Method Man? Who do you think had the best verse? Do you think Kendrick Lamar will respond to Denzel Curry’s bars? What do you think of the Madlib beat? We want to hear what you have to say, so be sure to leave your takes in the comments section. Additionally, always keep it locked in with HNHH for all of the latest news surrounding Your Old Droog and the rest of this posse cut lineup. Finally, stay with us for the most informative song posts throughout the week.

Quotable Lyrics:

When I grab the mic, I crush your stamina, you will be damaged
‘Cause using big words don’t make you lyrical
And going backwards in a swimmin’ pool don’t make you spiritual
So if I bought a brand new whip, they call it (wait a minute)
Damn, whatever the next line is, I’m ballin’
I’m the current boss, currency is what I come across

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GUTTR “Roll Call” Feat. Method Man, Fame(M.O.P.), Sway And More

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GUTTR, the groundbreaking fraternity of Hip Hop connoisseurs, proudly unveils their debut album, Everything Is.., featuring the Grammy-nominated rapper/producer Havoc at the helm, exclusively producing for the iconic Ras Kass and the dynamic RJ Payne.

This momentous project signifies a historic unionization in the realm of rap.
Seasoned music executive Norman “Storm” Bell and Havoc lead the charge in this innovative
collective, with Ras Kass and RJ Payne contributing their exceptional artwork to create a
revolutionary musical masterpiece. In the words of Ras Kass, “Havoc being on board to set the
musical canvas on an entire album for brothers to paint these bars has been the opportunity of a

The album’s lead single, “Roll Call,” exemplifies the collective talent of GUTTR. It features
Method Man, Fame (M.O.P.), Sway, and more, representing their respective boroughs and
cities. The video, directed by Norman “Storm” Bell, boasts celebrity cameos, including
appearances by Ice T and other notable figures.

Everything Is.. features an impressive roster of collaborators, including Twista, Raekwon The
Chef, Kid Capri, Kurupt (Dogg Pound), Freeway, Method Man, Fame (M.O.P.), and
narration by Sway. With 8 tracks delivering straight-up bars, this album is the result of years of
collaboration and a once-in-a-lifetime musical endeavor.

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Happy 53rd Birthday To Wu Tang’s Method Man!

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On this date in 1971, the Shaolin Island emcee who was virtually named after the term “John Blaze”, was born in Long Island, New York.

Admired for his unique voice and witty lyrics, Method Man is known for his one of a kind sound. The Long Island-born/Staten Island bred rapper raised the bar for the ideal Shaolin emcee alongside Wu brothers Raekwon and Ghostface Killah. Trailblazing the 90s, Johnny Blaze has pioneered an impressive portion of verses that are considered as one of the greatest in hip-hop history. His unpredictably bouncy flow hit wax in 1993 on Wu-Tang’s debut Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers, which featured what would later become his anthem, “M.E.T.H.O.D. M.A.N.” His signature stance continued into creating essential tunes as featured in his 1994 solo debut, Tical, along with guest features on the solo debuts of fellow Wu members and the only featured emcee on Biggie’s Ready To Die LP.

The wavering style and persona of Method Man have allowed him to flourish in many different pursuits in both music and entertainment. His iconic r&b collaboration with Mary J. Blige  “I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need to Get By” is sanctioned as a cult classic and also snagged the class-act rapper a Grammy in 1996. Dubbing another innovative vibe, his musical duality with Redman became one of the most distinct and successful in the light of hip-hop duos, which triggered Method Man’s acting career. Bound to craft commendable works, starting from his role as Father Sha in Belly (1998), to How High, and now Power II: Book Of Ghost, the man with the iron lung has maintained a stellar track record of creating classics that are timeless. His deeds as an emcee, actor, showman, and overall creative make him one of the greatest hip-hop artists of all time. A certified legend.

Happy born day to Meth!

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Method Man To Host Black Women in Hollywood Awards In Los Angeles

Fourth Annual Celebration Of Black Cinema & Television Presented By The Critics Choice Association Red Carpet

It’s officially February, which means Black History Month is being celebrated. And with March being Women’s History Month, it’s only right to combine the two forces into one.

On Thursday March 7th, ESSENCE will be hosting their 17th annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles, California, celebrating the cinematic achievements of those in Hollywood. The highly-anticipated event will be hosted by the one and only Method Man, taking place at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

This year’s nominees include Academy Award-nominated actress and Grammy award-winner Danielle Brooks, six-time Grammy nominated-singer and leading actress Halle Bailey, industry powerhouse and President of Original Programming for STARZ Kathryn Busby, and acclaimed screenwriter and showrunner of All American Nkechi Okoro Carroll.

ESSENCE will continue its celebration of Black film and television luminaries at the fifth annual ESSENCE Hollywood House, which will be held one day after on Friday, March 8th in Los Angeles. The experience for aspiring filmmakers, actors and TV & film enthusiasts, will include a day of networking, mentoring and skill-building to educate and inspire the community, while highlighting the vast spectrum of Black excellence. Industry thought leaders, executives and celebrities will take part in thoughtful programming including fireside chats, panel discussions, speed mentoring sessions, and more, providing attendees with real-life action plans for growth within the industry. 

Los Angeles-based attendees can register at: and virtual attendees can stream the festivities live on ESSENCE.comXFacebookand YouTube.

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Method Man Joins Viral TikTok Lookalike For Hilarious Skit

Method Man is a pretty self-explanatory name: if you need something done, he knows exactly the right way to do it. While that manifested a lot when it comes to his skills as an MC, there is now another challenger who claims to have more methods, secret recipes, and unknown tips than the Wu-Tang Clan legend. Moreover, this is viral TikTok star Jordan The Stallion, a 26-year-old known for his mirror selfie videos where he gives audiences this advice on secret restaurant hacks, lost customs, and so much more. Turns out that a lot of people compared him to Mef look-wise, and they actually linked up to publish a hilarious skit.

Furthermore, it involves them trying to debunk the claim that they’re related, but they dressed the exact same for the occasion. In addition, Method Man pulls out his own secret recipe book, and teaches him how to make Little Caesar’s Cr*zy Bread. It’s overall a really funny and notable crossover, especially since folks probably didn’t expect the New York MC to be so tapped into what the kids are up to. But considering that he wants to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe one day, this curiosity for the contemporary isn’t surprising at all.

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Method Man Becomes A TikTok Star In Hilarious Skit With Jordan The Stallion: Watch

Not only that, but this isn’t the only Zoomer crossover that Method Man had recently, although the other one is much less conventional. Fans online actually debated between who was the hotter hip-hop legend: him or LL Cool J, and it was hilarious to see twenty-somethings talk this way about lyricists they probably didn’t grow up with. It’s probably not the way in which old heads imagined that the new generation would celebrate and champion classic hip-hop culture. But we’re sure that they’ll take that dub.

However, this also falls under slightly darker context thanks to accusations of abuse against the 52-year-old. Those are still unconfirmed at press time, so take them with a grain of salt. Nevertheless, folks still want to see more fun clips like these, so we’ll see if that develops in a way that will hinder that. With that in mind, keep checking in with HNHH for the latest news and updates on Method Man.

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7 Times Wendy Williams Had Beef With Rappers

Wendy Williams has built her reputation as a long-time talk show host and entertainment news provocateur, making her world renown for her career in these roles. However, in the dynamic world of entertainment journalism, Wendy Williams has kept her finger on the pulse of many of pop culture’s greatest genres, including hip hop. The fearless entertainment journalist has long been a force to be reckoned with, known for her unabashed opinions and brash approach to discussing celebrity gossip on air. Among the many targets of her candid commentary, several rappers have found themselves in the crosshairs of Wendy Williams’ unfiltered ire.

The prolific talk show host’s rap beefs date back to the 1990s, with a long history of heated conflicts with notable music figures. From fiery on-air exchanges to social media spats, each episode serves as a riveting chapter in the ongoing saga of Wendy Williams’ intriguing relationship with the hip-hop community. Here are 7 instances of Williams’ greatest rap feuds.

7. Diddy

Wendy Williams has sparked beef with a constant stream of media figures throughout her decades-long career. One recurring theme the host just can’t seem to let go of is her constant and seemingly random accusations that rappers are secretly homosexual. One such recipient of these claims is Sean Combs, AKA Diddy.

Back in 1998, while she was hosting a HOT 97 radio show, Williams launched a tirade about how the Bad Boy co-founder was secretly gay, and actively paying millions of dollars in hush money to media outlets to keep this secret under wraps. Obviously, what celebrities do with other consenting adults is of no business to anyone but themselves or their partners, but it bears reminding that there has never been any evidence to back up these bizarre claims, to begin with.

At the time, as one of the world’s biggest names in rap, Diddy wielded significant influence over the entertainment news media. He utilized his power to temporarily remove Wendy Williams from the air. While the move may have benefitted Diddy in the short term, it seemed to confirm to some conspiracy-minded individuals that Williams had struck a nerve, leading to these rumors persisting to this day.

6. Tupac Shakur

Wendy Williams wasn’t content to keep her ire on one side of the East Coast-West Coast divide, either, as she had already been embroiled in a feud with Tupac in 1995. Like the beef with Diddy, Williams’s back-and-forth with Shakur began over unsubstantiated claims of the rappers’ sexual activity. Williams took to the air to suggest that Tupac had been sexually assaulted by fellow prisoners while serving a sentence in Clinton Correctional Facility. This unsubstantiated rumor sparked a diplomatic response from Tupac’s media team, who released a statement referencing the host’s history of making unfounded controversial remarks.

Tupac Shakur personally responded with considerably less diplomacy, mentioning Wendy Williams on the track “Why U Turn On Me?” The lyrics, which reference Williams and her role in spreading the rumor, contain profanity and borderline threats. This underscores once again Tupac’s unparalleled prowess in the realm of verbal warfare.

5. Will Smith

Long before Will Smith was slapping his wife’s name out of Chris Rock’s mouth, the rapper-turned-actor found himself feuding with Wendy Williams on wax. Apparently, Williams had offered one too many deep dives into Will Smith’s personal life, including releasing photos and commentary about Smith’s daughter without his consent. This prompted the Fresh Prince to clap back on the song “Mr. Nice Guy.”

In the song, Smith raps “Wendy Williams, you don’t know me. I’m not your punchin’ bag, you gon’ blow me off, girl. Better leave me alone, before I buy your radio station and send you home.” While the 2005 track was decidedly less vulgar than the Tupac Shakur track which preceded it a decade earlier, it still got the message across that Will Smith wouldn’t take criticism of his family lying down.

4. Lil Kim

Like many of the rappers on this list, Lil Kim’s beef with Wendy Williams was sparked when Williams took to the entertainment news desk to spread hot Hollywood gossip. In this instance, Williams prodded Lil Kim for getting a number of cosmetic surgeries done on her face and neck, spending whole segments of her show bullying the “Crush On You” rapper for her looks. Kim responded with a flurry of angry tweets, calling Wendy a “hating b***h” and accusing her of trying and failing to secure a romantic relationship with the late Notorious B.I.G. back in the ’90s.

3. Master P

Despite Wendy Williams’s penchant for publicizing people’s problems, some media figures were still gullible enough to confide in the entertainment news host as a friend. One such example is Master P, who privately discussed his estranged relationship with his family with Williams in 2014. Later that year, Williams publicized details of P’s private life, including personal details about his wife and children, even claiming that “the family could do better” than having Master P as a patriarch.

Master P responded with a sorrowful lament of his misguided relationship with Williams, stating, “First of all, I thought Wendy Williams was my friend. I understand that her job is to entertain gossip but how could she keep picking up TMZ gossip as if it was real news when she should have contacted me directly if she was really concerned about my family, or me like she claims. If anyone understands being in the media and having to deal with celebrity personal family gossip and betrayal, she should know because of her own situation. If she wants to know the truth, as my friend, she should call me directly to get the facts and the truth rather than joining the media circus and talking trash.”

2. Method Man

In 2006 Wendy Williams sparked one of her most pathetic and invasive feuds ever, by revealing to the public on her WBLS radio show that Method Man’s wife, Tamika Smith had been diagnosed with cancer. While it’s unclear exactly where she heard this information, Method Man made it clear that he and his wife wanted that information to remain private as they navigated the difficult process of seeking treatment. In subsequent interviews, Method Man has spoken about how disrespected he and Tamika felt by Williams’s on-air discussion of the diagnosis, with the Wu-Tang rapper stating, “Her family members didn’t even know she was sick. You can attack me anyway you want to. I’m in the entertainment business, but don’t attack my family.”

Unfortunately, instead of seeing the error of her ways, Williams has continued this feud over the years, including claiming in 2021 that she had engaged in a one-night stand with Meth back in the day. Tamika finally broke her silence on the subject by lashing out at Williams in a public statement. This beef proves that, despite her assertion that she is a fixture within hip hop culture, Wendy Williams must have missed the memo that the Wu-Tang Clan ain’t nothin’ to f*** with.

1. 50 Cent

If anyone could rival Wendy Williams for the position of most petty provocateur in pop culture and entertainment, it’s 50 Cent. The pair have clashed numerous times over the years, giving rise to a series of hilarious social media posts and talk show segments as a result of their ongoing beef. Similar to many other rappers, Wendy Williams accused 50 Cent of being secretly gay and criticized him on air for his comments expressing joy at the prospect of no longer paying child support.

Likewise, 50 Cent took to social media to share doctored photos of Williams in the poster for Beauty and the Beast, making fun of her looks and body type, and calling her a crackhead through numerous online roasts. Though the beef has been cold for a few years now, both Wendy Williams and 50 Cent have a long history of bringing up old feuds decades later for a cheap laugh, meaning this beef could reignite at a moment’s notice.


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