|Method Man Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 3 in|
|Date of Birth||April 1, 1971|
Method Man is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and actor best known as a member of the East Coast hip hop collective Wu-Tang Clan. Wu-Tang Clan was formed in 1992 and Kris Ex of Rolling Stone called Wu-Tang Clan “the best rap group ever”. The group has released many albums and songs including Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), Iron Flag, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, Wu-Tang Forever, A Better Tomorrow, The W, 8 Diagrams, Can It Be All So Simple, Protect Ya Neck, The Heart Gently Weeps, Back in the Game, Rules, People Say (ft Redman), and Da Mystery of Chessboxin’. Method Man has also released solo albums like Tical, Tical 2000: Judgement Day, The Meth Lab, Tical 0: The Prequel, Meth Lab Season 2: The Lithium, and 4:21… The Day After. Additionally, he has been cast in a number of films and shows like Garden State, Meet the Spartans, Volcano High, Staten Island Summer, Love Beats Rhymes, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, Vampires vs. the Bronx, Where’s the Money, The Wire, Oz, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Blue Bloods, The Breaks, Rebel, The Deuce, The Last O.G., Power Book II: Ghost, and Teenage Bounty Hunters.
Method Man, Johnny Blaze, Iron Lung, Hot Nickels, Ticallion Stallion, MZA, Methical, Mr. Mef, Meth, The Panty Raider, Johnny Dangerous, Blazini, Shakwon, Tical
Hempstead, New York, United States
Rapper, record producer, actor
- Father – Clifford Smith Senior
- Mother – Genola Smith
- Siblings – Missy Smith (Sister), Terri Smith (Sister)
Method Man has been signed with Def Jam Recordings.
Hardcore hip hop, east coast hip hop
Def Jam Recordings, Tommy Boy Entertainment
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth had been $14 Million.
6 ft 3 in or 191 cm
92 kg or 203 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Clifford Smith has dated –
- Karrine Steffans – In the past, Method Man had a fling with author Karrine Steffans.
- Precious Williams (2000) – Precious Williams was linked with Clifford Smith in 2000.
- Tamika Smith (1999-Present) – Method Man and Tamika got engaged in 1999 and only after two years of their engagement, they married in 2001.
Clifford is a father of three children – two sons (b. 1996 and 2001) and a daughter (b. 1997).
Race / Ethnicity
Method Man is of African-American descent.
- Facial hair
- Big body
Method Man has been seen in TV commercials for Wu Wear (1998), Right Guard deodorant (2002), St Ides Special Brew, and also print ads for Wu Wear.
Method Man believes in God.
Best Known For
Being a member of the popular rap group Wu-Tang Clan and for releasing numerous high-rated rap songs.
Besides his music career, Method Man is known for his acts in movies such as Belly (1998), Garden State (2004), Venom (2004), Red Tails (2012), and How High (2001).
Tical is the name of the first official solo album of Clifford Smith aka Method Man. The album was released on November 15, 1994, by Def Jam Records.
However, as a member of the band Wu-Tang Clan, he had already released Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) on November 9, 1993, via Loud Records.
Method Man had his movie debut in the one called The Great White Hype (1996) as himself.
First TV Show
In 1996, Clifford appeared in an episode of the animated parody talk show Space Ghost Coast to Coast as himself.
Method Man Favorite Things
- 5 Movies – Frailty (2002), The Station Agent (2003), Napoleon Dynamite (2004), Snow on tha Bluff (2012), The Raid (2012)
Source – RottenTomatoes.com
Method Man Facts
- During his childhood, he spent some time in his father’s house on Long Island and the other time in his mother’s house in Park Hill part of Staten Island.
- Method Man was also offered the contract by Elektra Records A&R man Dante Ross, but he rejected it.
- He is the only rapper that made a guest appearance in The Notorious B.I.G’s first album Ready to Die (1994).
- On May 17, 2007, he was taken into custody by the police for possessing marijuana. In his case, he agreed to perform in front of young children about the dangers of drugs.
- On October 5, 2009, Clifford was handcuffed because he violated the law about tax income. He was charged for failing to write down his income tax for the state of New York in the period from 2004 to 2007. The total amount that the rapper failed to pay was $33,000 in taxes.
- On June 3, 1997, Wu-Tang Clan released their multi-platinum double album Wu-Tang Forever. The album was nominated for a Grammy and has sold more than 8.3 million copies worldwide.
- In 1998, Method Man released his second solo album by the name Tical 2000: Judgement Day.
- He began his acting career in the late 1990s.
- He performed in the documentary The Show (1995).
- Method Man started another band called Method Man & Redman in 1994. The other member of the band is Redman.
- Method Man got his stage name from the martial arts film Method Man (1979).
- In 2014, he provided vocal to the character of Idris “Phantasm” Florentine, the reigning top rapper of the hip-hop world, in the FX adult animated sitcom Chozen.
- He started appearing as Davis MacLean, Tasha and later Tariq and the Tejada’s lawyer who looks to win at all costs, in the crime drama television series Power Book II: Ghost in 2020.
- He was cast as Louis in the 2021 drama film This Is the Night, starring Frank Grillo, Lucius Hoyos, Jonah Hauer-King, Bobby Cannavale, and Naomi Watts.