Clifford M. Smith Jr., popular by his stage name Method Man is an American rapper, record producer, and actor. He is best known as a member of the East Coast hip hop collective Wu-Tang Clan. He is also the one half of the hip hop duo Method Man & Redman. Besides music, he has appeared in several films and tv shows. He won a Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for “I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need to Get By”. He is also known by the names Johnny Blaze, Ticallion Stallion, Shakwon, Methical, MZA. He has over 1.2 million followers on his Instagram.
What is Method Man Famous For?
– Member of the rap group, Wu-Tang Clan.
Where was Method Man Born?
Method Man was born on 2 March 1971. His birth name is Clifford M. Smith Jr. He was born to a father, Clifford Smith Sr., and a mother, Genola Smith. His birth place is in Hempstead, Long Island, New York in the United States. He holds American nationality. His zodiac sign is Aries. He has two sisters, Terri and Missy.
Method Man began his music career in 1992 as a member of East Coast hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan.
The group released their debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) in 1993.
The group later released albums, Wu-Tang Forever in 1997, The W in 2000, Iron Flag in 2001, 8 Diagrams in 2007, A Better Tomorrow in 2014, and Once Upon a Time in Shaolin in 2015.
The group has sold over 40 million records worldwide including individual members’ album sales as well as group sales collectively.
As a duo Method Man & Redman, they released collaborative album Blackout! in 1999 and Blackout! 2 in 2009.
As a solo artist, he has released 6 studio albums.
His solo albums are
Tical 2000: Judgement Day (1998)
Tical 0: The Prequel (2004)
4:21 The Day After (2006)
The Meth Lab (2015)
Meth Lab Season 2: The Lithium (2018)
He began his acting career in the late 1990s.
He has later appeared in numerous films including, Cop Land, The Film, The Great White Hype, One Eight Seven, Belly, Black and White, P.I.G.S, Big Dady, Boricua’s Bond, Backstage, Volcano High, How High, Scary Movie 3, My Baby’s Daddy, Garden State, Meth & Red, Beef II, Soul Plane, Venom, The Heart Specialist, Hood of Horror, Big Pun: The Legacy, Meet the Spartans, The Wackness, Sinners and Saints, The Sitter, The Mortician, Red Tails, The Cobbler, Seasons of Love, Staten Island Summer, Trainwreck, Keanu, Paterson, Where’s the Money, Love Beats Rhymes, Peppermint, Future World, and Shaft among others.
He starred in the lead role as Method Man in television sitcom Method & Red.
He had recurring roles in OZ, The Wire, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Chozen, The Deuce, and Blue Bloods.
He has guest appeared in numerous television series including, Martin, Wonderland, NY Ink, Mad TV, Third Watch, One on One, The Twilight Zone, Boston Public, Law & Orders SVU, Burn Notice, The Good Guys, The Good Wife, Scorpion, and Inside Amy Schumer, among others.
He appeared on the MTV reality game show Yo Momma in 2006.
He became the co-host of a celebrity battle rap show Drop the Mic in 2017.
He has appeared in video games Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style, Def Jam Vendetta, Def Jam Fight for NY, Def Jam Fight for NY: The Takeover, Def Jam: Icon, and Def Jam Fight for LA.
Who is Method Man Married to?
Method Man is a married man. He is married to Tamika Smith. The couple got engaged in 1999 and later tied a knot to each other in 2001. He has three children.
He was arrested in May 2007 for marijuana possession. He later accepted a plea offer to perform community services.
He was once again arrested at his home in October 2009 for income tax violations. He pleaded guilty to tax evasion and paid a $106,000 fine.
What are Method Man Body Measurements?
Method Man stands at a height of 1.91 m i.e. 6 feet and 3 inches tall. He has a body weight of 203 lbs i.e. 92 kg. He has an athletic body build. He has a chest size of 47.5 inches, biceps size of 15.5 inches, and a waist size of 37 inches. He has dark brown eyes and his hair color is black.
What is Method Man Net Worth?
Method Man earns from his music career as a rapper and a record producer. He has sold over 40 millions records worldwide as a solo artist and a group collectively. Besides music, he has appeared in numerous films and television series. He has also appeared in TV commercials for Wu Wear, Right Guard deodorant, and St Ides Special Brew. He has also appeared in print ad for Wu Wear. His net worth is estimated at $20 million.
Did You Know?
- He had a personal and publicized conflict with Wendy Williams in 2006.