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Method Man is an American Grammy award-winning rapper, producer and occasional actor. His name was derived from the 1979 film "The Fearless Young Boxer" starred by Peter Chen Lau known as Method Man in the film.
Clifford Smith known professionally as Method Man was born on March 2, 1971 in New York City. At an early age, he was introduced both to playing drums and poetry by his father. He was of interest with comic books where it was manifested of his many aliases several years before he was launched as Method Man.
Before going to hip-hop most of the time his life was mostly spent on illegal drug dealing and low paid jobs where he worked at the Statue of Liberty. He expressed regret on having been involved with drugs.
As he was known rhyming on streets, he became part of the Wu-Tang Clan in the early 1990's together with seven other friends. The group reached stardom releasing their debut album "Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers" where Meth was among those visible members. He was the only one of two members to get a solo song on the album. His visibility then led him to go solo as he has established good amount of fan based.
Before going solo, the group then released their second album "Wu-Tang Forever" which was highly successful that went on to be reported by CNN for the massive sales the group achieved. To date the second album has sold over 8.3 millions copies worldwide.
To date Method Man has released 5 solo albums. His highly acclaimed debut album was Tical released on 1994. It was a huge success reaching at #4 spot in the Billboard 200 albums chart. And was certified platinum by the RIAA.
His second album "Tical 2000: Judegement Day" was released on 1998 which was highly influenced by the apocalypse it brings at the end of the millenium. Nonetheless, it was highly successful selling even more than his first. The album featured appearances from Lisa Lopes and even Donald Trump.
The third and fourth album, "Tical 0: The Prequel" and "4:21...The Day After" respectively was actually not as successful as his prior albums. Though they were certified platinum by RIAA, both albums had only one singles that chart.
"Live to Die", the fifth solo album will soon be released on the summer of 2007.
Awards & Certifications
|1996||Grammy Award||Best Rap Performance for "I'll be There For You/You're all I Need"|
|1998||Grammy Award||Nominated for Best Rap Album (Wu-Tang Forever)|
|1998||Tical 2000: Judgement Day||Certified Platinum|
|2004||Tical 0: The Prequel||Certified Gold|
|2006||4:21...The Day After||Certified Gold|
|Year||Title||Hot R&B||Hot 100||Hot Rap||Album|
|2004||What's Happenin'||65||-||-||Tical 0: The Prequel|
|1999||Break Ups 2 Make Ups||29||98||10||Tical 2000: Judgement Day|
|1999||Tear It Off||52||-||16||Blackout!|
|1998||Judgement Day||42||-||21||Tical 2000: Judgement Day|
|1995||Release Yo' Delf||-||98||28||Tical|
|1994||Bring The Pain||30||45||4||Tical|
Tours & Concerts
There are no current tour and concert schedules for the artist.
There are no announcments for the artist.
Comprehensive list of the recordings made.
November 15, 1994
November 17, 1998
September 28, 1999
May 18, 2004
August 29, 2006
|1994||Bring The Pain||Def Jam|
|1995||Release Yo' Self||Def Jam|
|1995||I'll Be There For You||Def Jam|
|1998||Judgment Day||Def Jam|
|1998||Grand Finale||Def Jam|
|1999||Tear It Off||Def Jam/Columbia|
|1999||Do Rockwilder||Def Jam|
|1999||Break Ups 2 Make Ups||Def Jam|
|2002||All I Need||Universal|
|2004||What's Happenin'||Universal/Def Jam|
|2004||The Show/The Prequel/Rodeo||Def Jam|
Compilations & Live Releases
March 23, 1999
Wu Tang Records
July 3, 2001
October 26, 2004
- Meth hates goldfish, he feels uneasy watching them.
- Plays online multiplayer PS2 and XBox 360 during his past times.
- Has over 15,000 collection of comic books in a warehouse all bagged individually.