Staten Island Hip Hop

Going Into The New Year With Hanz On Music

In 2015, Method Man released his first album since 2006. This release would be a project titled “The Meth Lab,” released under Hanz On Music and Tommy Boy Records. Method Man’s history on Staten Island dates back to the notorious Wu-Tang Clan. The Wu-Tang Clan is a Staten Island rap group who could be credited with modernizing the idea of a large commercial rap group in the early 90s. Method Man’s 2015 release “The Meth Lab” would be followed by his 2018 release titled “Meth Lab 2: The Lithium.” This release is Meth’s most recent release to date. As part of his album release in 2015, Method Man shot a video for the third single off the album “Straight Gutta” which was recorded at Hanz On Music’s own studio in Staten Island, New York. The album release was a huge success, as it reached number four on the billboard only behind rap legend Dr. Dre, and leading artists Drake and Future’s albums.

“The Meth Lab” is available for purchase on iTunes here.

Hanz On Music enters 2019 intending to continue releasing successful, chart-topping music that people love listening to. Our services do not stop at distribution and production, however. Hanz On Music is your source for Hip Hop & R&B music that captures the raw talent of artists. Hanz On Music is a full service record label offering independent music and distribution online and in retail stores, music video production, tour production, booking, artist management and merchandise.





Mike Shane’s Hanz On Music Event Photo Gallery

Staten Island Photographer Mike Shane recently took some snaps of Hanz & Co. at our event at Edgewater Hall. There are some great shots of Hanz, Method Man, Cappadonna, and lots of other Hanz On Fam. Take a look.

Hanz On Music Present’s Method Man’s The Meth Lab

Hanz On Music Presents Method Man's The Meth Lab Coming Sumer 2014

The mixtape will be commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Tical which was Meth’s solo debut album which was released in 1994. The anticipation, and excitement has not only stirred up from his fans, but also from various Hip-Hop magazines and bloggers. Please see below for links to websites talking about The Meth Lab. 

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Wu-Years Eve

New Years Eve in Denver Colorado, Hannibal The Great will be opening up for Raekwon, Method Man, and Ghostface Killah during Yolo Rum Presents WU-YEARS Eve at Cervantes’ Masterpiece.


Wu-Years Eve Denver, Colorado

Wu-Years Eve
Denver, Colorado

When the clock strikes 12, and the ball has dropped Denver, Colorado will officially bring an end to the medical marijuana prohibition. A small dispensary shop in Central City Colorado, Annie’s Central City Dispensary,  has made history by becoming the first store to receive their license for the sale of recreational “Ganja”. With this being the only shop available to sell the drug without having a medical marijuana card, the state is at a worry that it will not be able to supply and demand.

Hip Hop Has Heart, Helps Katrina Victims

Hip Hop frequently gets a bad rap (pun intended) for promoting expensive lifestyles, glamorizing violence and misogyny. However, you know despite what’s pushed on the airwaves and propaganda, Hip Hop has always been about taking care of others and the community when it can. Several well-known Hip Hop celebs have hooked up to help those affected by Katrina. Hip Hop Wired reports: 

Yes, it’s been a stand out year for Aristotle and his By Any Means crew. However, he isn’t too big to not give back to the community.

Armed with Dorell Wright of the Philadelphia 76ers and The Hood Chef, the director of Nas’ “Bye Baby” fed over 500 people in the New York City area affected by Hurricane Sandy. Starting their trek in the West Brighton section of Staten Island, the fully functioning food truck went to Brooklyn’s Coney Island, The Rockaways in Queens, and ended with stops at homeless shelters in the Bronx and, finally, Manhattan.

The food drive was made possible by Dorell Wright’s D Wright Way foundation and a charitable donation from the NBA sharpshooter. Check out the photos and videos from the run after the kick.

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Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Show Jumpstarts TV Network and Sponsorships Talks for 4th Quarter Broadcasting Partners

NEW YORK, Aug. 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Induction Ceremony & Concert Television show is kicking into high gear by jumpstarting talks with various television & cable network stations and Corporate Sponsorship brands to solidify the shows 4th quarter broadcast partnerships. “The response has been great from broadcasters, major brands, music artists & executives to participate as we look forward to having our television broadcast partners announced in September,” stated show creator and executive producer James JT Thompson. This will be the first broadcast of the show since airing in national syndication and on BET Cable Network in the 90s.

The show will feature Celebrity hosts with special guest appearances, and performances from some of Hip Hop Music & Cultures most recognizable Artists and Celebrities. Hip Hop Hall of Fame officials released the nominees for induction into the 2012 Hall of Fame Class last week, and the Honorees are excited and looking forward to participating in the return of the television special that will be seen in the USA and around the world.

The production company and creative team is currently moving forward with agreements with celebrity talent for the show, and are expected to make continuous announcements over the next few months in regards to the Celebrity Hosts, Performers, Presenters, and Corporate Partnerships.

We are dedicated to the entire culture of hip hop, from the DJ, the MC, the B-Boy/Girls, the Graffiti Artists, the Music, to the Businesses, Leaders, and People who have shaped and influenced the culture since its inception in all phases. “This will be monumental and be around for many generations to come,” says Easy AD Harris, a Hip Hop Hall of Fame Brand Officer, and Iconic member of the legendary Cold Crush Brothers.

The Hip Hop Hall of Fame has also begun discussions with interested distributors of the upcoming documentary film entitled ‘This is a Journey….. A Hip Hop Hall of Fame History Story’ that has begun filming. The film will be a concert and performance based production with interviews and stories from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and the new millennium artists and trendsetters who influence the world of hip hop here in America and abroad. This film will be on par with the recent success of Ice T’s ‘the Art of Rap’, and deliver a unique history of hip hop music and culture from the people that started it, and currently live it today.

For more information, fans can follow at the official website , or at , or at . For more information about the upcoming events, participation, media inquiries, and corporate sponsorships contact Hip Hop Global Media & Entertainment, Bobby Fisher or Alexia Martinique at

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Source: Virtual Strategy

Wu-Tang Clan – A Rich Look into the History of Staten Island Hip Hop

Staten Island Hip Hop | Hanz On Music

Wu-Tang Clan is a gritty American rap group founded in, and mostly hailing from, Staten Island, New York. The group is comprised of nine original members from the New York City boroughs of Staten Island, Brooklyn and the Bronx.

Wu-Tang Clan’s original members are: RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa and the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard. Quasi-member Cappadonna is sometimes included as a founding member. Continue reading