Method Man has successfully enticed an array of hip-hop artists to appear on his new album - including Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes.

The rapper's album TICAL 0: THE PREQUEL features a myriad of top musical artists including Ludacris, Snoop Dogg and fellow WU-TANG CLAN superstars Raekwon, RZA and GHOSTFACE KILLAH - and is set for release on May 17 (04).

The GRAMMY-winning star has chosen his collaboration with Busta Rhymes on WHAT'S HAPPENIN' to be the first track released from the album.

In the meantime, the ubiquitous Method Man - real name CLIFFORD SMITH - is currently promoting his next movie SOUL PLANE, which co-stars Snoop Dogg.

He is also planning a sitcom with fellow rapper Redman called METHOD + RUN, which follows the antics of two rappers who move into a white community.

16/04/2004 19:44