Monday, January 30, 2012

Method Man, religiosity of a sort

Remember that line Meth had on the first RZA solo album? "Battle with Leviathan/The Methodist." Interesting for a couple reasons. One, he identifies himself with an evangelical tradition far removed from the rough neighborhoods in New York. When you think Methodist, you think Midwestern, lily white, and solidly middle-class. And when you think Leviathan in our current political climate, you think Tea Party windbag.

I doubt Johnny Blaze would put himself in either category if you asked him, but parsing lyrics can take you to strange places.

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