Method Man

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Legal name: Clifford Smith (US rapper, aka Method Man)


Clifford Smith (born March 2, 1971), better known by his stage name Method Man, is an American hip hop recording artist, record producer and actor from Staten Island, New York City, New York. He took his stage name from the 1979 film The Fearless Young Boxer, also known as Method Man. Method Man is perhaps best known as a member of the East Coast hip hop collective Wu-Tang Clan. He is also one half of the hip hop duo Method Man & Redman. In 1996, he won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, for "I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By", with American R&B singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige.

Method Man has appeared in the motion pictures Belly, How High, Garden State, and has had minor roles in The Wackness and Venom and Red Tails. On television, he and frequent collaborator, fellow East Coast rapper Redman, co-starred on the short-lived Fox sitcom Method & Red. Method Man has also had a recurring role on HBO's Oz, as Tug Daniels, and as Calvin "Cheese" Wagstaff on the HBO drama series The Wire.

In 2007, the writers of placed him on their list of the Top 50 MCs of Our Time (1987–2007). In 2012, The Source placed him on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1994 Tical Method Man 5 5
1998 Tical 2000: Judgement Day Method Man 1
2004 Tical 0: The Prequel Method Man 4
2006 4:21... The Day After Method Man 2
2010 Wu-Massacre Meth, Ghost & Rae 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2010 Avenging Eagles Compilation DJ Mathematics, Method Man, Ghostface Killah & Raekwon 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1999 Tical: The Alter Ego Remixes Remix Method Man 1


Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1995 I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By Method Man 5
1995 The Riddler Method Man 1
1995 Release Yo' Delf Method Man 3
1996 Hit 'em High (The Monstars' Anthem) B Real, Busta Rhymes, Coolio, LL Cool J & Method Man 5 3
1998 The Grand Finale DMX, Method Man, Nas & Ja Rule 2
1999 Judgement Day Remixes Method Man 1
2014 Let Me Explain Erick Sermon, Snoop Dogg & Method Man feat. RL 1

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