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Method Man And Redman Have Vowed To Never Again Play At NYC's Famed "Hot97 Summer Jam" Concert Festival After Performing In Front Of The Lamest Crowd Of Younger Generation, Phone Recording Obsessed, Losers Ever

Billboard - Method Man has long been tied to the lore of Hot 97’s Summer Jam, dating back to the Wu-Tang Clan’s infamous performance at the ’97 festival at the Meadowlands.

But fans may not see Meth hit the Summer Jam stage again in the future. After performing on Sunday (June 2) at the 2024 festival on Long Island alongside Redman, the multi-hyphenate entertainer allegedly left a comment saying he was done with Summer Jam due to a “generation gap.”

“Not our crowd at all,” he reportedly commented on a Hot 97 post about his performance. “Thanks again, New York and the whole tri-state (that showed up to the event) plus Pete and Ebro. I got love for you guys. But never again.. at this point the generation gap is just too wide for me. #nevercomingback.”

Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning show reacted to Meth’s reported comments — which have been making the rounds on social media — on Monday (June 3) as they attempted to come up with a feasible explanation for the disconnect.

“It felt like the crowd wasn’t used to seeing a real show,” said DJ Kast One. “They were kinda like staring in amazement. There wasn’t booing or any of that. This is crazy — they’re rapping.”

Co-host Peter Rosenberg added that the energy was different for Meth and Red’s set the day prior at Roots Picnic.

“The setup of concerts in general now — even we’re inside now — the festival setup of many acts. I was at Roots Picnic on Saturday. Red and Meth were on that too,” he said. “Yo, it was an incredible lineup. Cats were coming out and freestyling on different beats.”

Chalk up a major L for NYC youngsters and hip-hop fans on this one.

I'm not sure what's worse. Being dumb to the point where you have no idea who Red and Meth are, their places in the annals of hip hop history, nor their massive fucking hits, (Like "Da Rockwilda" for example). 

(Sidebar - I'm actually impressed at these weirdos who were able to stand like statues when this song dropped live. Even if they'd never heard it before in their life, how does that beat kick in following the alarm siren and you not automatically start bobbing your head and rocking back and forth? Crazy.)

OR, being so fucking lame that when they come out on stage you stand around lifeless like this crowd did for their entire set. 

Sad. 

And yeah, I get that Hot 97 catered to a younger audience this year with its Summer Jam lineup, which featured Doja Cat, Sexyy Red, Davido, and Cash Cobain, among other terrible names and artists. But the point remains. Because this isn't exactly Big Daddy Kane we're talking about. This is two of the biggest names in the game from not too long ago. Mid-2000s, we're talking. Not 1985. 

Look how lifeless this crowd is and you really can't blame them.

It looks even worse for NYC, considering just a day prior Red and Meth were in Philly for Questlove's "Roots Picnic" fest and they fucking ripped it and had the crowd going nuts.

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It's a shame to see what hip-hop has become today. And you can call me boomer, or an angry old man all you want, but facts are facts, and the facts are that hip-hop music today as a whole sucks. 

You can't dance to it. You can barely understand or decipher the lyrics. It's not fun to listen to. It's not fun to play at parties. It sucks in the clubs. The artists are pieces of shit. And it somehow just continues to get worse. 

Obviously, the exceptions to this are the J. Coles, Drakes, and Lil Waynes, but back in the hey-day, they were the norm. There's a reason you still hear songs from the 90s and 2000s on the radio, at bars clubs and house parties, and they're every DJs go to to get crowds moving. To say they are timeless songs from that era compared to the garbage of today is the understatement of the century. Rap music produced today is lucky to have a shelf life of 6 months nevermind 20 years. 

Good for Method Man for calling out how sad this younger generation is. They have their heads shoved so far up the asses of whatever's trending on tiktok they're totally ignorant to what's actually good and where the entire genre came from.

Speaking of Tiktok, Hip Hop expert Kevin Clancy broke it down pretty well in his one-minute-man Tiktok.

p.s. - imagine standing still or looking at your phone when this came on?

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