The East Coast vs West Coast feud of the mid-’90s divided the rap world. One artist was able to move freely between the battle lines and it was a member of the Wu-Tang Clan. Method Man recorded guest verses on both Biggie’s Ready to Die and Tupac’s All Eyez on Me. While both rappers were beefing, Meth was able to remain diplomatic.
In September of 1994, “The What” dropped on Biggie’s debut. Many say that Method Man washed Big on his guest verse but either way, the song was a classic on a classic album.
“Baby accept it, utmost respect it, and
(Assume the position) Stop look and listen
I spit on your grave then I grab my Charles Dickens”
Then, in 1996 Tical turned up on the posse cut “Got My Mind Made Up” with 2Pac, Redman, and Tha Dogg Pound. Daz and produced the track and it gave us a glimpse at what the hip hop scene would look like after the beef ended.
“Johnny Blaze out to get loot like Johnny Cash”