Method Rhymer

Street beef: Method Man doesn't seem happy with the way Jay-Z is running Def Jam, and he doesn't seem to be alone. After all, his 4:21... the Day After was released on the same day as another huge Def Jam project, the Roots' Game Theory, and neither seems to be basking in the promotional glow that they both deserve as legitimate genre stars. Of course, if you had worked as hard as Method Man has to reinvent himself as a rapper to be reckoned with, you'd be pissed too. Unfortunately, 4:21 isn't the comeback the former Wu-Tang Clan general — who largely fell off after his 1994 solo debut coup, Tical — had hoped for. On the other hand, Wu's Inspectah Deck just released the fantastically heavy The Resident Patient on a tiny label, and he's not barking up Jay's tree.

Method Man and KRS-One join Saigon on Wednesday, October 25, at Revolution, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $21 to $26. Doors open at 7 p.m. Call 954-727-0950, or visit

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Grayson Currin