Method Man Cooks Up New Album 'The Meth Lab'

Method Man Cooks Up New Album 'The Meth Lab'
Wu-Tang Clan rapper Method Man had previously promised to release his mixtape The Meth Lab last spring, but that never came to pass. Now, the project has been upped from a mixtape to a proper album, and it has finally got a firm release date.

The Meth Lab will be out on August 21 through Hanz on Music/Tommy Boy Entertainment. Recording took place on Staten Island and guest contributors include Wu-Tang members and associates like Redman, Raekwon, Hanz On, Streetlife and Inspectah Deck. Producers include Ron Browz, Allah Mathematics, J57 and 4th Disciple.

The album cover is above. The Meth Lab's tracklist hasn't yet been released, but it features 17 cuts that are said to be "dripping with Mef's imaginative, deliberate and laid-back style." In addition to the usual formats, the album will be available on double "crystal blue" vinyl.

Below, watch an animated trailer for The Meth Lab featuring a snippet of what sounds to be the title track. The visuals owe a significant debt to Breaking Bad.

Method Man has previously talked about a new album called Crystal Meth. It's not clear if that's still in the works or if The Meth Lab has taken its place.

Meanwhile, the rapper has a number of acting roles on the go. He recently had a part in Adam Sandler's flick The Cobbler.