Method Man


Method Man
Method Man

Clifford Smith, Jr., better known as Method Man, is an American rapper, composer, record producer, and actor. He is most known as a member of the Wu-Tang Clan, an East Coast hip-hop group. He is also half of the hip-hop duo Method Man & Redman.

Method Man | Early Life, Family, and Education

Smith, who was born on March 2, 1971, in Hempstead, Long Island, shared his childhood between his father’s Long Island home and his mother’s home in the Park Hill section of Clifton, Staten Island, dubbed Killa Hill by locals.

Smith, who grew up in Hempstead, started playing lacrosse at a young age and is a huge admirer of the game. After that, he attended New Dorp High School and became friends with Remedy. His two sisters are Terri and Missy.


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Method Man | Career

Early Life of Method Man and solo album

Method Man was a prominent member of the Wu-Tang Clan throughout its rise to hip-hop prominence. Method Man chose Def Jam Recordings over Elektra Records A&R man Dante Ross, who was interested in signing him at the same time Ross signed fellow group member Ol’ Dirty Bastard.

Moreover, Method Man’s solo debut, Tical (1994), was critically acclaimed and well-received, opening at #4 on the American charts and eventually selling over one million copies. He also appeared on the song “Do What Ya Feel” from Redman’s 1996 album Muddy Waters.

Second solo album

His second solo album was released in 1998, named Tical 2000: Judgement Day. The album was certified two times platinum. Bishop Don “Magic” Juan, Janet Jackson, and Donald Trump all make brief appearances, as do Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, D’Angelo, Chris Rock, Mobb Deep, Redman, and Russell Simmons.

Producers on this album included True Master, 4th Disciple, and the RZA. Texas, a Scottish rock band, achieved modest success with their single “Say What You Want” in 1997.

Blackout! and The Rock

Method Man was a member of the Hard Knock Life Tour, which also featured Jay-Z, Redman, Ja Rule, and DMX. Their fame would lead them to appear in films and television shows, and become product spokespersons, and household names, but they would also be associated with marijuana use in the media.

Know Your Role was performed by Method Man in 2000 and was included on the album WWF Aggression. The song is focused on the popularity of the professional wrestler at the time Dwayne Johnson whose wrestling identity was ‘The Rock‘ and the key line in the song is The Rock’s most famous caption “Do you smell what The Rock is cookin’?”.

Later, on March 27, 2007, Redman revealed on BET’s Rap City: Tha Bassment that a sequel to How High is in the works. In early 2008, the team also published Broken Language 2008, a recreation of the Smooth da Hustler and Trigger Tha Gambler classic Broken Language, on the internet, feeding suspicions of a Blackout! sequel on the way. Bun B revealed that he appeared as a guest star on Blackout! 2 – in April 2009, a track titled “City Lights” was released.

World Gone Sour

On October 5, 2011, Method Man’s latest song, “World Gone Sour (The Lost Kids),” was released on iTunes. He confirmed in July 2012 that the album, which will be produced by RZA, will be released in 2013.

Later on, on January 1, 2014, Method Man stated that a mixtape titled The Meth Lab would be released in March 2014, and Crystal Meth would be released in August 2014 via Tommy Boy Entertainment. Method Man and South London rapper Blue Meth also collaborated on the song ‘Winnebago’ in 2019. The video was directed by Nick Donnelly.

Moreover, Crystal Meth was intended to be released in August 2016, however, it is still not available as of 2023.

Acting Career

Smith’s acting career began in the late 1990s. He has played Tug Daniels on HBO’s Oz, Prop Joe’s nephew Cheese on HBO’s The Wire, The Twilight Zone, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. His breakthrough performance was in the 1998 film Belly, starring fellow rappers Nas and DMX.

Method Man is the main antagonist in the episode “Snitch” of Law & Order SVU. The episode debuted on December 4, 2007. He also voiced Phantasm, the primary antagonist in the FX animated comedy Chozen, in 2014.

Later in 2019, Smith portrayed Ben Urich in the narrative podcast Marvels. In Shaft, he played Freddie P, a friend of John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson).


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Smith also appeared in the Netflix original series Teenage Bounty Hunters in 2020 as Terrance Coin, Bowser’s rival bounty hunter.

He also appeared in Concrete Cowboy, a 2020 film based on the book Ghetto Cowboy.

Method Man | Body Measurements

Method man stands 6 feet 3.5 inches tall and weighs 92 kilos. He is wearing a shoe size 11.5 in the United States. His hair is black. His eyes are dark brown.

Method Man | Social Media

Instagram: 2.2M Followers

Spotify: 2.9M Monthly Listeners

Facebook: 1.8M Followers

Twitter: 785.7K Followers

Method Man | Net Worth

Method Man’s net worth is $14 million as of 2023.


In 2001, “MTV Cribs” showcased Method Man’s residence in Staten Island, New York. He is still residing in this house. The property is a modest two-bedroom, two-bathroom home that is perfect for his family.

Method Man | Personal Life

In 1999, he proposed to Tamika Smith, and the pair married in 2001. His son, Raekwon Smith, is a football player at Stony Brook University who will graduate in 2020.

Method Man was also The Notorious B.I.G.’s close friend and the lone guest rapper on his debut album “Ready to Die.”


In October 2009, he was arrested in his Staten Island home for tax evasion. He owed around $33,000 in taxes when he neglected to file taxes in the state of New York from 2004 to 2007. He pleaded guilty in June 2010, paid a $106,000 fine, and was sentenced to conditional discharge.


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Later on “The Breakdown,” an internet show on, he had a personal and public feud with Wendy Williams, a TV talk show host. After that, he questioned Sean Combs’ decisions on “The Notorious B.I.G. Duets: The Final Chapter”.


How much money does Method Man have?

His net worth is estimated to be $14 million.

How old is he?

Method Man was born on March 2, 1971, and is 51 years old.

What is the height of Method man?

Method Man is 1.91 meters (6 feet 3 inches) tall.

Quick Facts

  • Name: Clifford Smith, Jr.
  • Date Of Birth: 2 March 1971
  • Birth Place: Hempstead, Long Island, New York, USA
  • Birth Name: Clifford Smith, Jr.
  • Nicknames: Johnny Blaze, Hott Nikkels, Iron Lung, Tical, Shakwon, Ticallion Stallion, The Panty Raider, Johnny Dangerous, Blazini, Methical, Mr. Mef, Meth, Calz, Big Dick Daddy, Calls, Even Bigger Dick Daddy
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Occupation: Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer, Actor
  • Nationality: American
  • Race/Ethnicity: Black
  • Religion: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Dark Brown
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Weight in Pounds: 203 lbs, in Kilogram: 92 kg
  • Height in Feet: 6′ 3½”, in Meters: 1.92 m
  • Body Build/Type: Athletic
  • Shoe Size: 11.5 (US)
  • Father: Clifford Smith Senior
  • Mother: Genola Smith
  • Spouse/Wife: Tamika Smith (m. 2001)
  • Children: Sha Smith, Cheyenne Smith, Rae Smith
  • Siblings: Missy Smith (Sister), Terri Smith (Sister)
  • Education: New Dorp High School

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