There’s no question Method Man is cut from a different cloth. The rapper is what you might even call classic, especially in this new generation of rap. Rightfully so, the rapper recently dropped the video for rapper Cortez’s 5th Seal & Luminary-produced track, “The Classic (Remix)” on Monday (June 26), giving off tons of true hip hop vibes.
The vintage-style video, features Cortez and Method Man in an old auto shop. As Meth weaves his way in between rustic offices and abandoned auto bodies, he lyrically discusses some noteworthy moments in rap history. “Where would Nas and JAY-Z be without Ether? / Whch one you think want that repeat / I doubt either,” he spits over classical instrumentals. He also solidifies his position in the game. “Follow the leader / Put some Aretha respect on it / This colt classic so Imma need ya’ll to step on it,” he adds.
As for the underground hip-hop artist, Cortez, he is set to release a full EP titled King Cortez, which will be available on Tidal, Apple, Spotify, and Google Play. When it comes to working with the Wu-Tang Clan member on the record, Cortez shared the following statement:
“Meth is a huge supporter of battle rap and has followed my transition from a battle rapper to becoming a brand over the past 2-3 yrs. He always said he got me on a verse and once he heard the record it was a green light! He laid the vocals and set up the video shoot all in the same week! To be a legend and still be as humble as he is let’s me know I’m moving in the right direction musically! Huge shouts out to The OG For that!”
Watch Cortez’s video for “The Classic” above.
UPDATE: The viral video originally published with this article was from South Central Channel’s YouTube page and did not feature Cortez’s verses. The original official video has been used above.