Method Man, whose original name is Clifford Smith, was born on March 2, 1971, in Hempstead, Long Island, New York. His parents divorced when he was a child, so he grew up between staying with his father in Long Island and staying with his mother in the Park Hill neighborhood of Staten Island.
The rapper 6′ 3″ has two sisters, Terri Smith, and Missy Smith. He got his stage name “Method Man” in 1979 from a film of the same name. He is a rapper, actor, producer, and member of the hip-hop group “Wu-Tang Clan” on the East Coast.
Method Man – Music Career, Net Worth
Method Man was the first solo star to emerge from the Wu-Tang Clan. His rhymes made him flashy and unpredictable, and that made people love his music. He signed with the rap label Def Jam Recordings, although he also had other offers from other labels like Elektra Records. His debut album Tical, which was discontinued in 1994, sold over a million copies, entered the American charts at number 4, and went platinum. The album included the hit single “I’ll Be There For You/You Are All I Need”, which won a Grammy after being remixed with Mary J. Blige. He later released other singles such as “Bring the Pain” and “Release Yo’ Delf”, which earned him a bigger name in the hip-hop industry, and from then on Method Man began guest appearances on the albums of other artists. He appeared on the debut album “Ready to Die” by Notorious B.I.G. and also on the album “All Eyez on Me” by Tupac Shakur.
On June 3, 1997, the Wu-Tang Clan released his album “Wu-Tang Forever”, which was nominated for a Grammy. The album sold over 8.3 million copies worldwide. The method revealed his second album Tical 2000: Judgment Day, which was released in 1998. The album was awarded double platinum and also had guest appearances by artists such as D’Angelo, Chris Rock, Redman, Donald Trump, Janet Jackson, etc. This album sold better than his first album. He also took part in the Hard Knock tour with other artists like The famous Jay Z, Ja Rule, DMX, and Redman. It was during one of the tours when Method Man and Redman recorded “Blackout” and like other albums, it was a success.
In 2004 he released his third solo album Tical 0: The Prequel, which included the hit party single “What’s Happenin”, which he sang with Busta Rhymes. The album was criticized and Method blamed Sean Combs aka P. Diddy, who was the producer. In August 2006 Method Man released his fourth album, 4:21: The Day After. This time he concentrated more on the attention of the fans and the media. Unlike the others, the album didn’t really sell because it didn’t contain a video or a single. He was not satisfied with his label and tried his best to promote the album on his own. The upcoming fifth album by Method Man is called Crystal Meth. Many fans have been waiting for the release since 2010, but the album will not see the light of day in early 2018. The rapper and actor has an estimated net worth of $20 million.
Method Man Wife, Kids
Method Man is married to Tamika Smith, whom he engaged in 1999. The couple married in 2001 and the marriage is blessed with three children. Sha, born in 1996, Raekwon, born in 1997, and Cheyenne, born in 1997. Tamika Smith is a businesswoman, she owns a small business in the beauty industry and is taking a course in entrepreneurship at the College of Staten Island. Before becoming a businesswoman, she once worked as her husband’s personal assistant and has also worked with adults with physical disabilities or learning difficulties. Tamika is a cancer survivor, she has beaten cancer to remission. Apart from her business and her duties as a wife and mother, Tamika loves to exercise, study real estate, watch football, and hang out with her family.
Other Facts About The Rapper
He has had Legal Problems
Just like most rappers we know, the Method Man was no different. He too has had legal problems. On May 17, 2007, he was arrested in New York City for unlawful possession of marijuana. He was stopped by an officer because he had an expired inspection sticker, and as he approached the vehicle, the officer noticed that he was in possession of a bag of marijuana and smoking it. He was charged and found guilty. His lawyer reached a settlement in the criminal case, and he was ordered to do community service and write songs about the dangers of drugs, which he would rap for young children.
In October 2009, Method was arrested at his home for income tax violations, for which he pleaded guilty and later paid a $106,000 fine.
He is a Private Person
Method One loves privacy and only gives out information that he wants you to know, which is why he became angry with Wendy Williams when she leaked the information that his wife Tamika had cancer. According to Method, this was a secret unknown even to his close friends. Later, he talked about how his wife was struggling with cancer and said she was the strongest person on the planet.
Method Man Loves Reading Comic Books
It surprises many people that a rapper like Method Man loves comic books, but it’s true that the rapper, just like Eminem, loves to read comic books.
He has worked with both Notorious B.I.G and Tupac Shakur
The rapper was featured on the debut album of Notorious B.I.G. and was also featured in Tupac Shakur’s “All Eyez on Me”. It is said that he was the only rapper who performed for both deceased artists.
He is the Brain Behind the Documentary about Strippers
Method One wanted people to get an insight into what stripping is all about and what the business really looks like. This led to the documentary “The Strip Game”.