On TV: The Streets, Method Man, Lloyd Banks

Rap acts on television this week include MC Young Rome, who appears on ‘Total Request Live’ on Monday; the Streets, aka Mike Skinner, who performs on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn’ on Monday; Method Man and Redman, who promote their new show ‘Method and Red’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Monday and ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’ on Tuesday; the Beastie Boys, who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Tuesday; N.E.R.D., who perform on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Tuesday; Jadakiss, who performs on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Wednesday and ‘106 and Park’ on Thursday; Lloyd Banks, who appears on ‘106 and Park’ on Thursday; and Ludacris and Shawnna, who appear on ‘106 and Park’ on Friday.

‘Soul Plane’ Stalls At The Theatre, Discussion Rages On

BET.com reports that according to critics, the Method Man and Snoop Dogg starring ‘Soul Plane’, was in layover during the long three-day Memorial Day weekend after raking in about $5.7 million, seventh in the box office. Some say the low sales are proof that the public isn’t supportive of the alleged stereotypical images in the movie.

‘Soul Plane’ Gets No Props

Jami Bernard of The New York Daily News was anything but impressed with the Snoop Dogg and Method Man starring ‘Soul Plane’, giving the ‘Airplane’ inspired flick only 1 star. Bernard writes, “In ‘Soul Plane’, about a black-owned airline that caters to an urban clientele, the less desirable seats behind first class are referred to as ‘low class’. That also describes the humor in this gross, nearly unwatchable comedy.” She added, “Sloppily directed by music-vid veteran Jessy Terrero, this movie should be flushed down one of its own ubiquitous toilets.”

Method Man Seems Wasted On ‘Tical O’

Method Man 'Tical O: The Prequel' album cover

Jim Farber of the New York Daily News reviewed Method Man’s new album ‘Tical O: The Prequel’ claiming “once among hip hop’s freshest voices” now seems “utterly wasted”, giving damning proof to those “who think marijuana turns users into slovenly dullards.” Farber added, “Clearly, Method Man doesn’t mind turning himself into a modern-day answer to Cheech Marin. But on this album, it’s listeners who’ll feel burned.” The entire review at nydailynews.com has since been removed.

Method Man Is Just A Family Man At Heart

Though reporters often write of his bling-bling lifestyle, Method Man tells Doug Elfman of The Las Vegas Review Journal that image of him is skewed. “Some of that (image) is far-fetched, but I like how they make me sound,” says Method Man, aka Clifford Smith. “I’m just an average dude. You might run into me at the supermarket buying deodorant. I’m one of those dudes. And when I’m home, I’m in the house with my family. I don’t even party, man — somewhat, every now and then, but not when I’m at home. … But I’m too tired after the shows to do anything.”

Jay-Z And Beyonce To Duet At Prince’s Trust Festival

The Sun reports Destiny’s Child star Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z are planning a duet when they appear at the Prince’s Trust Urban Music Festival next month. The couple have signed up to perform on Saturday, May 8th — the first day of the two-day charity spectacular at London’s Earls Court. Jay-Z will also headline on the Sunday. Other acts on the bill include Method Man, Fatman Scoop, The Streets, Dizzee Rascal, and Cassidy.

On TV: Bow Wow, Method Man, Twista

Rap acts appearing on television this week include Bow Wow, who appears on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Monday; Ludacris, who appears on ‘106 and Park’ on Monday; Outkast, Jay-Z, Missy Elliott, and Murphy Lee, who all appear on ‘Total Request Live’ on Tuesday; Cypress Hill, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Tuesday; RZA, who performs on ‘The Sharon Osbourne Show’ on Wednesday; Method Man, who appears on ‘106 and Park’ on Wednesday; Cassidy, who performs on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Thursday; and Twista, who appears on ‘Last Call’ on Friday.