Clifford Smith Jr., famous for his stage name Method Man is a Grammy-winning American rapper & actor, who is professional since 1988. One half of the duo Method Man & Redman, Method Man is a member of the American hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan since its foundation in 1992.
The Long Island-born rapper got a career breakthrough with the release of debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) in 1993 with musical group Wu-Tang Clan, & has sold over 40 million albums worldwide so far.
His solo career grabbed him further fame & fortune, after the release of the career-hit single, I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By from his debut solo album, Tical (1994, certified RIAA: Platinum).
According to Celebrity Net Worth, 49-year-old rapper Method Man has a net worth of $14 million as of March 2020. The major source of the rapper's income is albums sales & tours while the acting journey aided in further economic aid.
His career saw a forging success after he joined the Wu-Tang Clan, a hip-hop group formed in 1992.
Together, with the group, Method Man has released 8 studio albums, totaling over 40 million worldwide- the most successful album being Wu-Tang Forever (in 1997, 4-time Platinum).
Furthermore, his career success got a path to success through solo career; & has released 6 studio albums. Method Man's highest-selling solo albums are: Tical and Tical 2000: Judgement Day, both received RIAA: Platinum.
Aside from a career in the music industry, the American rapper also tried out hands in acting & has appeared in TV series The Wire (2003-2008) starring Idris Elba, in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Blue Bloods (2015- 2017) & The Deuce (2017- 2019).
Moreover, Method Man has also appeared in movies as well. Here is the list of his movies box office collection:
Method Man aka Clifford began his professional career in 1988 & but ascended to fame after joining the hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan (formed in 1992).
The Wu-Tang members included RZA, GZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, and Masta Killa.
On November 9, 1993, the hip-hop group released their debut studio album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), that became 3-time Platinum.
Reportedly, Wu-Tang has released 8 studio albums along with 19 compilation albums & 16 singles. Some of their famous song are C.R.E.A.M., Triumph, Gravel Pit, and Protect Ya Neck (The Jump Off).
Here is the list of Method Man's work in the group's albums:
|Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (in 1993)||3-time Platinum|
|Wu-Tang Forever (1997)||4-time Platinum|
|The W (2000)||Platinum|
|Iron Flag (2001)||Gold (687,000 sales in the US)|
|8 Diagrams (2007)||202,000 copies sold|
|A Better Tomorrow (2014)||60,000 sales|
|Once Upon a Time in Shaolin (2015)||-|
|The Saga Continues (2017)||-|
Method Man made move on his solo career with the release of debut solo album Tical on November 15, 1994. The album charted #4 in Billboard 200 and #1 in Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, while the sales of 1.613 million copies gained RIAA: Platinum.
The American rapper released 4 albums with the record label Def Jam out of his 6 studio albums & records 34 singles that include I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By, How High, Bring the Pain and The Riddler.
In addition to that, he along with rapper & DJ Redman formed a duo named Method Man & Redman in 1994 (are active still now). The hip-hop duo has released 3 studio albums:
Check out Method Man's solo studio albums:
|Tical (1994)||Platinum (1.613 million copies sold)|
|Tical 2000: Judgement Day (1998)||Platinum (sold 1.605 million copies)|
|Tical 0: The Prequel (2004)||Gold (533,000 copies sold)|
|4:21... The Day After (2006)||229,000 copies sold|
|The Meth Lab (2015)||-|
|Meth Lab Season 2: The Lithium (2018)||-|
Did you know? Since 2017, Method Man hosts musical reality competition series 'Drop the Mic' alongside Hailey Bieber.
The American rapper currently lived with his wife Tamika Smith in his house in Staten Island, New York. Formerly, he lived in Hempstead, Long Island before making move to his current residence.
The median house price in Staten Island is $519,331.
Method aka Clifford married his girlfriend-turned wife Tamika Smith on March 3, 2001. The rapper is the father of 3 children: sons Sha Smith (born in 1996) & Rae Smith (in 1997); and a daughter named Cheyenne Smith (1997).
Reportedly, his son Raekwon Smith plays football for Stony Brook University.
Method Man was born Clifford Smith Jr. on April 1, 1971, in Richmond (now Staten Island), New York, the USA. After his parents divorced, he divided his residence in Long Island (father's house) and in Park Hill, Staten Island (mother's house).
He has 2 sisters: Terri and Missy.
Reportedly, the rapper took his stage name "Method Man" from the 1979 film Method Man.
Back on May 17, 2007, Method was arrested on the charge of possession of marijuana in New York & pleaded guilty, for which he was sentenced to community service.
In October 2009, the American rapper was accused of tax violations & was arrested after he failed to file income tax returns from 2004- 2007, which accounted for $33,000.
Later, on June 28, 2010, he was fined $106,000 after pleading guilty to tax evasion.