Method Man was arrested in New York for allegedly failing to pay four years of income taxes – but when TMZ spotted the rapper in Los Angeles the other day, he insisted “everything will be resolved.” The video report from TMZ at MySpace has since been removed.
Method Man & Redman are out with the video to their new single ‘Mrs. International’, featuring Erick Sermon, the second release from the rap duo’s second studio album ‘Blackout! 2′, out now on Def Jam. Watch the Dale Restighini (a.k.a RAGE) and Kevin Custer directed video via YouTube below.
Method Man & Redman performed at a MySpace Release show at the Highlands in Hollywood on May 28th to celebrate the release of the much anticipated ‘Blackout 2′. Not only did the duo run across their own solo hits like ‘M.E.T.H.O.D. Man’ and ‘I’ll Be Dat’, but they also performed their partnering joints like ‘How High’ and ‘Da Rockwilder’. The show also featured special guests Eric Sermon, Atheon and D-Ray, and RZA joining for ‘Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nothing to Fu** With’. Watch highlights from the night via MySpace below.
Raekwon is out with the video to his new single ‘New Wu’, featuring Ghostface Killah and Method Man, off the Wu-Tang Clan rapper’s fourth solo album ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II’, out August 11th via EMI. Watch via YouTube below.
Redman visited ‘No. 1 Countdown’ on Fuse, talking about the new Method Man & Redman album ‘Blackout! 2′, why it’s been so long between their albums, how the hip hop game has changed since ‘Blackout!’, and who inspired him during the ’90s era. “I can’t pick out one artist,” Red said. “I can say the ’90s for me, and other artists who came out of the ’90s, that was one of the best eras for hip hop.”
The video at brightcove.com has since been removed.
After Method Man was back $52,503 in his personal income taxes, the New York Department of Taxation showed up at the Staten Island native’s home at 6 a.m. March 19 with “four NYPD cops and the repo team,” Meth told the New York Daily News. “I knew why they were there. It wasn’t like ‘Oh my God! Noo!! Don’t take it!’ like it is on that TV show [‘Operation Repo’]. I was half-dressed, and it was so early that I just said, ‘Okay, you’re taking the truck. … Aight.'”
As for why he was so far behind in his taxes, Meth admitted he hasn’t been paying too much attention to his mail, skipping not only bills, but checks that were sent to him as far back as 2005 that were never cashed. “Because I got high, I forgot to pay. It was stupid. I’m an idiot for that,” Method Man conceded.
Black Thought, Cypress Hill, Method Man, Mos Def, Public Enemy, Rza, and The Roots performed during the 2007 Rock The Bells Festival Series in New York City on Saturday and Sunday (July 28-29). Check out pictures from FilmMagic, RexFeatures, GettyImages, and WireImage (Sat / Sun). Watch fan filmed highlight clips from YouTube.
When Method Man rolled down his SUV’s window at the Battery Tunnel to pay the toll, a cloud of marijuana smoke wafted outside, landing the rapper in jail, authorities told The New York Daily News. “It was like something out of ‘Cheech and Chong.’ He rolls down the window and the smoke would choke a horse,” a source said. Read more.
Rap acts on television this week include K-Os, who performs on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Tesday; Method Man, who performs with Tyrese on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Thursday; and Rich Boy, who visits ‘Total Request Live’ on Thursday.