Method Man
Men's Journal|September - October 2020
Method Man
The legendary rapper, currently starring in the Starz series Power Book II: Ghost, on aging with grace, life among the Wu-Tang, and a sure-fire cure for heartache.
LARRY KANTER

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Save your money because you’re not going to last long in this business, pal.

Who were your heroes growing up?

I had superficial heroes—Superman, Bruce Lee, people like that. When I got older, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King came into play.

How should a man handle getting older?

With grace.

What does grace look like to you?

Just walk with confidence, like you get it now. What’s that old adage? “If I knew back then what I know now.” It’s like, I know now. That’s how you age with grace.

Who’s been the biggest influence on your life?

My team, Wu-Tang Clan. A lot of life lessons learned amongst eight, nine different individuals.

Such as?

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September - October 2020