As the first breakout star of Wu Tang Clan, Method Man’s emergence onto the early ’90s hip-hop scene could have been a flash in the pan; unfortunately for his critics, the versatile rapper has since gone on to enjoy a 30-year career as hip-hop’s rawest renaissance man. Amidst his many collaborations with Redman, Method Man has also worked with nearly everyone else in the rap game, from Mary J. Blige and Lauryn Hill to the late, greats: Tupac and Biggie. Not only is Method a lyrical master—his hard-hitting rhymes in collaboration or on their own remain forces to be reckoned with—but he’s also built a lucrative film and television career along the way. Now the gritty emcee from Staten Island with the guttural voice and labyrinthine rhymes comes to The Cabooze for the first time. He’ll appear tonight with some up-and-coming friends such as Toki Wright, (the newest artist signed to Rhymesayers), as well as Carnage the Executioner and DJ D Mil. Sa. 9 p.m. $22-$25. —CD

The Cabooze, 917 Cedar Ave., Mpls. 612-338-6425,