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Method Man is an American hip hop artist, actor and a member of the ‘Wu-Tang Clan’

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BirthdayApril 1, 1971
NationalityAmerican
FamousHip Hop Artist, Musicians, Singers, Hip Hop Singers
SpousesTamika Smith (m. 2001)
SiblingsMissy, Terri
Known asClifford Smith
Birth PlaceHempstead, Long Island, New York
Height190cm
GenderMale
Net Worth$14 million
Sun SignAries
Born inHempstead, Long Island, New York
Famous asHip Hop Artist

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Who is Method Man?

Grammy Award winning American hip hopper, actor and record producer, Clifford Smith, better known by his stage name Method Man is one of the most successful solo stars from the ‘Wu-Tang Clan’, an American hip hop group. He is one of the most emerging and charismatic figures in the field of rap music. As a child of separated parents, Method Man had to shuttle living with his mother in Staten Island and father in Long Island. His early years were far from rosy as he undertook many odd jobs to support himself and later got into drug peddling. It was his father who showed him the world of music and poetry. Ha later became a part of the ‘Wu-Tang Clan’, where he showcased his musical talents in their debut album, ‘Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers’. Soon his solo career took off to a great start with his debut studio album, ‘Tical’. Simultaneously working with several others artists in the hip hop and R&B genre, he also worked with Mary J Blige on the Grammy Award winning duet ‘I’ll Be There For You/You’re All I Need’.

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Childhood & Early Life

Method Man was born on March 2, 1971 as Clifford Smith in Long Island, New York. Since his parents were living separately, he alternately lived with each of them all through his childhood.

His father was the one who introduced him to poetry and music. During his teenage years, life was not an easy path for him as he did many odd jobs to survive. He also got into petty drug dealing.

Career

He was a member of the ‘Wu-Tang Clan’, an American hip hop group, in which he was one of the most prominent members. He got a solo song in the group’s debut album, ‘Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers’, which released in 1993.

The ‘Wu-Tang Clan’s contract allowed its group members to release albums under any record label. Owing to this, he came out with his debut solo album ‘Tical’ in 1994, which was a commercial success.

On May 2, 1995, he came out with the Grammy Award winning duet, ‘I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need to Get By’. The song was sung along with R&B singer, Mary J. Blige.

On August 15, 1995, he collaborated with American rapper Redman for the cannabis smoking song, ‘How High’. The song was a hit and laid the foundation for their popular future collaborations.

In October 24, 1995, he created the single, ‘The Riddler’, from the ‘Batman Forever’ soundtrack. The song was released on the Atlantic Records label and made its way to four different Billboard charts.

In 1996, he performed along with B-Real, Busta Rhymes, Coolio and LL Cool J for the Space Jam soundtrack, ‘Hit ‘EmHigh’. That year, he was seen as himself in the film, ‘The Great White Hype’.

In 1997, he played the role of ‘Shondel’ in the crime drama film ‘Cop Land’, which was directed by James Mangold. The same year, he also appeared in the film, ‘One Eight Seven’.

On November 10, 1998, he released his second studio album, ‘Tical 2000: Judgement Day’. The album received good reviews from music critics. That year, he was also seen in the Hype Williams film, ‘Belly’.

In 1999, he collaborated with American rapper Redman for the album titled, ‘Blackout!’ This hip hop album was a success and it peaked on the music charts. He also acted in the films, ‘Black and White’ and ‘Big Daddy’.

In 2000, he appeared as himself in the documentary film, ‘Backstage’. Over the next few years, he was seen in the films like ‘How High’, ‘Brown Sugar’, ‘The Wire’, and ‘Volcano High’.

On May 18, 2004, he released his third studio album titled, ‘Tical 0: The Prequel’, which received mixed reviews. In the same year, he played various roles in the movies, ‘Scary Movie 3’, ‘My Baby’s Daddy’, ‘Garden State’ and ‘Soul Plane’.

In 2005, he played the role of ‘Deputy Turner’ in the film, ‘Venom’, which was directed by Jim Gillespie. The film was released just weeks after the Hurricane Katrina and received positive reviews.

On August 29, 2006, he released his fourth studio album, ‘4:21 ...The Day After’. The album received positive reviews and also did well on the music charts.

From 2006 and 2007, he starred in two episodes, ‘Poppin’ Tags’ and ‘Big Shots’ of the American television crime drama series, ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’

In 2008, he played the role of ‘Persian Emissary’ in the parody film, ‘Meet the Spartans’, which was directed Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. The film reached the number one position at the box office but was negatively reviewed.

On May 19, 2009, he came out with the collaborative album with Redman titled, ‘Blackout! 2’.The album was released under the Def Jam label and received positive reviews.

On March 30, 2010, he released the album, ‘Wu-Massacre’, in collaboration with Wu Tang Clan members Ghostface Killah and Raekwon. The album did well on the music charts.

In June 30, 2010, he was seen in the action-thriller film ‘Sinners and Saints’, which was directed by William Kaufman. That year he was also seen in the films, ‘The Mortician 3-D’, ‘The Good Guys’ and the television series, ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’.

In 2011, he played the role of ‘Jacolby’ in the David Gordon Green comedy film, ‘The Sitter’. The same year, he also played himself in the film, ‘The Indestructible Jimmy Brown’

In 2012, he was seen as ‘Sticks’ in the American war film titled, ‘Red Tails’. The film was directed by Anthony Hemingway and received mixed reviews from film critics.

Major Works

In 2012, his duet, ‘I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need to Get By’ was ranked as the number one song on the ‘Complex’ magazine’s list of ‘The 25 Best Hip-Hop Love Songs’. It reached the number one spot on the R&B singles chart, in the year of its release.

Awards & Achievements

In 1996, he received a Grammy Award for the category of ‘Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group’ for ‘I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need to Get By’.

Personal Life & Legacy

He got married in 2001 and has fathered three children from the relationship.

In 2003, he condemned the management of the‘Wu-Tang Clan’, particularly ‘Oli Power Grant and Mitchell Divine’. He was also unhappy with the launch of a clothing line by the group.

Trivia

This Grammy Award winning American rapper is a member of the Wu Tang Clan and is known to the world not by his baptized name but his stage name. He released his first debut album, ‘Tical’ in 1994.

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Method Man awards

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- Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group

Method Man biography timelines

  • // 2nd Mar 1971
    Method Man was born on March 2, 1971 as Clifford Smith in Long Island, New York. Since his parents were living separately, he alternately lived with each of them all through his childhood.
  • // 1993
    He was a member of the ‘Wu-Tang Clan’, an American hip hop group, in which he was one of the most prominent members. He got a solo song in the group’s debut album, ‘Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers’, which released in 1993.
  • // 1994
    The ‘Wu-Tang Clan’s contract allowed its group members to release albums under any record label. Owing to this, he came out with his debut solo album ‘Tical’ in 1994, which was a commercial success.
  • // 1994
    This Grammy Award winning American rapper is a member of the Wu Tang Clan and is known to the world not by his baptized name but his stage name. He released his first debut album, ‘Tical’ in 1994.
  • // 2nd May 1995
    On May 2, 1995, he came out with the Grammy Award winning duet, ‘I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need to Get By’. The song was sung along with R&B singer, Mary J. Blige.
  • // 15th Aug 1995
    On August 15, 1995, he collaborated with American rapper Redman for the cannabis smoking song, ‘How High’. The song was a hit and laid the foundation for their popular future collaborations.
  • // 24th Oct 1995
    In October 24, 1995, he created the single, ‘The Riddler’, from the ‘Batman Forever’ soundtrack. The song was released on the Atlantic Records label and made its way to four different Billboard charts.
  • // 1996
    In 1996, he performed along with B-Real, Busta Rhymes, Coolio and LL Cool J for the Space Jam soundtrack, ‘Hit ‘EmHigh’. That year, he was seen as himself in the film, ‘The Great White Hype’.
  • // 1996
    In 1996, he received a Grammy Award for the category of ‘Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group’ for ‘I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need to Get By’.
  • // 1997
    In 1997, he played the role of ‘Shondel’ in the crime drama film ‘Cop Land’, which was directed by James Mangold. The same year, he also appeared in the film, ‘One Eight Seven’.
  • // 10th Nov 1998 To 2000
    On November 10, 1998, he released his second studio album, ‘Tical 2000: Judgement Day’. The album received good reviews from music critics. That year, he was also seen in the Hype Williams film, ‘Belly’.
  • // 1999
    In 1999, he collaborated with American rapper Redman for the album titled, ‘Blackout!’ This hip hop album was a success and it peaked on the music charts. He also acted in the films, ‘Black and White’ and ‘Big Daddy’.
  • // 2000
    In 2000, he appeared as himself in the documentary film, ‘Backstage’. Over the next few years, he was seen in the films like ‘How High’, ‘Brown Sugar’, ‘The Wire’, and ‘Volcano High’.
  • // 2001
    He got married in 2001 and has fathered three children from the relationship.
  • // 2003
    In 2003, he condemned the management of the‘Wu-Tang Clan’, particularly ‘Oli Power Grant and Mitchell Divine’. He was also unhappy with the launch of a clothing line by the group.
  • // 18th May 2004
    On May 18, 2004, he released his third studio album titled, ‘Tical 0: The Prequel’, which received mixed reviews. In the same year, he played various roles in the movies, ‘Scary Movie 3’, ‘My Baby’s Daddy’, ‘Garden State’ and ‘Soul Plane’.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, he played the role of ‘Deputy Turner’ in the film, ‘Venom’, which was directed by Jim Gillespie. The film was released just weeks after the Hurricane Katrina and received positive reviews.
  • // 2006 To 2007
    From 2006 and 2007, he starred in two episodes, ‘Poppin’ Tags’ and ‘Big Shots’ of the American television crime drama series, ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’
  • // 29th Aug 2006
    On August 29, 2006, he released his fourth studio album, ‘4:21 ...The Day After’. The album received positive reviews and also did well on the music charts.
  • // 2008
    In 2008, he played the role of ‘Persian Emissary’ in the parody film, ‘Meet the Spartans’, which was directed Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. The film reached the number one position at the box office but was negatively reviewed.
  • // 19th May 2009
    On May 19, 2009, he came out with the collaborative album with Redman titled, ‘Blackout! 2’.The album was released under the Def Jam label and received positive reviews.
  • // 30th Mar 2010
    On March 30, 2010, he released the album, ‘Wu-Massacre’, in collaboration with Wu Tang Clan members Ghostface Killah and Raekwon. The album did well on the music charts.
  • // 30th Jun 2010
    In June 30, 2010, he was seen in the action-thriller film ‘Sinners and Saints’, which was directed by William Kaufman. That year he was also seen in the films, ‘The Mortician 3-D’, ‘The Good Guys’ and the television series, ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’.
  • // 2011
    In 2011, he played the role of ‘Jacolby’ in the David Gordon Green comedy film, ‘The Sitter’. The same year, he also played himself in the film, ‘The Indestructible Jimmy Brown’
  • // 2012
    In 2012, he was seen as ‘Sticks’ in the American war film titled, ‘Red Tails’. The film was directed by Anthony Hemingway and received mixed reviews from film critics.
  • // 2012
    In 2012, his duet, ‘I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need to Get By’ was ranked as the number one song on the ‘Complex’ magazine’s list of ‘The 25 Best Hip-Hop Love Songs’. It reached the number one spot on the R&B singles chart, in the year of its release.

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Method Man's FAQ

  • What is Method Man birthday?

    Method Man was born at 1971-04-01

  • Where is Method Man's birth place?

    Method Man was born in Hempstead, Long Island, New York

  • What is Method Man nationalities?

    Method Man's nationalities is American

  • Who is Method Man spouses?

    Method Man's spouses is Tamika Smith (m. 2001)

  • Who is Method Man siblings?

    Method Man's siblings is Missy, Terri

  • How tall is Method Man?

    Method Man's height is 190

  • What is Method Man's sun sign?

    Method Man is Aries

  • How famous is Method Man?

    Method Man is famouse as Hip Hop Artist