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Method Man Explains Why He Wants To Distance Himself From Weed

For as long as hip-hop fans can remember, Method Man and weed, were as synonymous as Michael Jordan and basketball. However, as the longtime marijuana advocate phases into the next step of adulthood, it loooks like the green leaf is taking a backseat to the more important aspects of his life.

"I don’t want that every time you hear Method Man's name you associate it with getting high or marijuana because there’s so much more to me than that. I’m not actually distancing myself from my marijuana culture people but it’s not in the forefront anymore, Method tells VIBE. "I got kids to raise, man. Plus it was never really that bad. It gets comes to a point where no matter where you go they’re always thinking you’re high. And I’m not always high. I mean right now I’m sober as a priest."

Despite having just hit the road on the Smoker's Club tour with Curren$y and Big K.R.I.T., Meth prefers to portray a less-stoned image these days. While not compleltely turning his back on America's favorite herb, his children's well being is the main reason the seasoned rapper wants to let other facets of his life and career to take over. He even appaluds the new generation of smokers.

"Wiz is going way out there with it. I applaud that cat big time too because he’s doing it his way and it’s his time now. Let him ride," says Method Man. "It’s always going to be there whether it’s Wiz or Method Man or Redman, Big K.R.I.T. whoever. It’s always just going to be there. It’s recreational, baby. Do you know how many closeted weed smokers there are? They’re going to be coming out of the closet like gay men. I’m serious. Then we’re going to have these marches like the gay community did."

Method Man actually the sees the world becoming more pot friendly as time goes on.

"We’re going to have these marches and we’re going to go out and get rights. Then they’re going to let weed heads get married together and all that crap. I’m telling you man. Modest society, the way the world is going right now, it’s a beautiful thing because there’s way more tolerance and there’s way more open-minded people out there. So that’s a beautiful thing when you’re an artist, you can always change and people have an open mind about things. I love the way the world is changing, right now. There’s a lot of bad things but I like to count the good things."—MIkey Fresh

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Drake has finally delivered the official version of his "Behind Barz" freestyle on Thursday (Sept. 12). During a 2018 promo campaign, the artist teased the radio verses on the UK rap channel LinkUpTV for his fifth studio album Scorpion.

One year later and "Behind Barz" has suitably been released on the Netflix series Top Boy soundtrack. SPIN reports the 10-episode British television crime and drama series follows the lives of two drug dealers during their day-to-day in the London streets.

OVO Sound posted on their Twitter on Wednesday (Sept. 11) with the subtle announcement that the freestyle would be listed as a bonus track on the soundtrack.

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— OVO Sound (@OVOSound) September 11, 2019

The once unreleased track shows Drake delivering verses with an accent as he spits about "paigon chit-chat." Staying in big six-six with woes/Man start dissin' and doin reposts/They do anything except road/Still can't see them after it snows, he raps in the opening verse.

Nafe Smallz, Fredo, Headie One, Baka, M Huncho, Youngs Teflon, Dave, SL, Popcaan, AJ Tracey, Ghetts, Avelino, Little Simz, and Teeway all brought their own international sounds on to the 17-track album.

Top Boy stars Ashley Walters (Speed Racer), Kane Robinson (Tower Block), and Micheal Ward (The A List).

Listen to "Behind Barz" below.

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Bridget Kelly Showcases The Pitfalls Of Summer Love On 'The Great Escape'

Through beautiful summer days at the park coupled with late night tryst, Bridget Kelly is taking us on a trip of the sunny highs and cloudy lows of a summer romance gone wrong in The Great Escape.

The four-minute short film chronicles a love story between Bridget and her leading man Scott Machado. At first, they trade flirty eye glances in a park, and then later meet at a party which then segues into the bedroom. Yet towards the end of the film, she finds out he’s been creeping with another girl.

The Great Escape is made from music off Kelly’s latest five-track EP. The Grammy-award winning artist has continually made it a point to release new summer filled music. Back in 2016, she released a new EP, Summer of 17.  And in spite of The Great Escape being about a love gone wrong, Kelly isn't really pressed about relationships in her own life. She just craves something natural and organic.

"I love being in love. However, if something doesn’t work out or happen for me in the timeframe that I want it to, I’ve learned to just let it go.," she told XO NECOLE. " I now take a less intense approach to relationships because I want it to feel natural; I want it to be a normal progression."

Watch The Great Escape above.

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Stance Socks Celebrates 'Ready To Die' Anniversary With Sweet Chick Collaboration

Friday (Sept. 13) marks the 25th anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.'s masterpiece debut Ready To Die, and Stance sock company teamed up with hip-hop elite and friends of Biggie to celebrate the occasion.

On Thursday (Sept. 12) evening, Stance hosted a party at Nas' chicken and waffles restaurant Sweet Chick in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Guests were served cocktails and food themed after Biggie's lyrics (i.e. "escargot, my car go" and "a t-bone steak, cheese eggs"), while enjoying music spun by Statik Selektah, who unveiled a Jadakiss verse over Biggie's "Mo Money Mo Problems" that he says was from the song's original sessions. Attendees of the party included DJ Clark Kent, CJ Fly and Termanology, along with performances by Junior M.A.F.I.A. member Lil Cease and Tek of Smif-N-Wessun.

The evening also revealed a Stance and Sweet Chick "Sweet Chick Down To My Socks" collaborative sock, with a design similar to Biggie's beloved Coogi sweaters. The sock will be sold exclusively at Sweet Chick locations and online for $16.

Sept. 13 also marks a reissue of Ready To Die, with limited edition packaging, liner notes by journalist and author Kathy Iandoli, never-before-seen photos, and stories by producers Easy Mo Bee and Chucky Thompson.

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