Method Man

Hardcore hip hop, Musical Artist

1971 –


Who is Method Man?

Clifford Smith, better known by his stage name Method Man, is an American hip hop recording artist from Staten Island, New York. A rapper, record producer and actor, Method Man is perhaps best known as a member of the East Coast hip hop collective Wu-Tang Clan. He took his stage name from the 1979 film The Fearless Young Boxer, also known as Method Man. He is 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 Mary J. Blige.

Method Man appeared in the motion pictures Belly, How High, Garden State as well as a minor role in The Wackness, and Venom. More recently, he appeared as a crewman in George Lucas' film Red Tails. On television, he and frequent collaborator Redman, co-starred on the short-lived Fox sitcom Method & Red, and he 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. In 2012, The Source placed him on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time.

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Mar 2, 1971
Also known as
  • Method Man of Wu-Tang Clan
  • Clifford Smith
  • Methodman
  • Clifford 'Method' Man
  • Blazini
  • Mr. Mef
  • Hott Nikkels
  • MZA
  • The Panty Raider
  • Tical
  • African American
  • United States of America
Lived in
  • Hempstead
  • New York City

on July 23, 2013


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