Method Man Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 22 Oct, 2019
Facts of Method Man
Date of Birth: 1971 , March-2
Age: 50 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
Name Method Man
Birth Name Clifford Smith
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Long Island, New York
Ethnicity African
Profession Rapper
Net Worth $20 Million
Hair Color Black
Face Color Dark Brown
Weight in KG 92
Tattoo(s) life/death tatoo
Married to Tamika Smith
Albums Tical, Tical 2000: Judgement Day(1998), Tical 0:The Prequel(2004), 4:21 The Day After(2006) and Crystal Meth(2013)
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Rapper, producer, and actor Method Man is one of the most successful solo artists to have emerged from the remarkable hip-hop group  ‘Wu-Tang Clan’. Method Man's biggest accomplishment comes from a collaboration with R&B star Mary J. Blige which took him as far as to the stage of Grammy Awards, as a winner. Method Man currently stands as one of the most charismatic figures in rap culture.

Long Island Born Method Man Is Originally From  Clifton, Staten Island

Method Man (real name Clifford Smith) was born on March 2, 1971, in Long Island, New York to parents who lived separately. He is originally from  Clifton, Staten Island, New York City, New York, U.S. Due to his parent's separation he divided his childhood between mother's home in Park Hill and father's home in Long Island.

He grew up along with his tow sisters Terri and Missy. 


Happy Pappy Day to this guy, Cliff Smith Sr...

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Clifford was introduced to music and poetry by his father. As a teenager, he was involved in petty drug dealing and many other odd jobs.

Method Man’s Career

Method Man chose his stage name from a character in 1979 film The Fearless Young Boxer, also called  Method Man.

Method Man is one among rappers to emerge from the ground-breaking hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan. The group’s debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang released in 1993 included his solo song. Later in 1994, he dropped his debut solo album Tical, which was a big success in terms of commercial gain.

 In 1995, he collaborated with R&B sensation Mary J. Blige to come up with a Grammy Award-winning duet I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need to Get By which was ranked as the number one song on the ‘Complex’ magazine list of ‘The 25 Best Hip-Hop Love Songs’. The song also reached the top of the R&B singles chart in that year. His The Riddler from the soundtrack of Batman Forever made its way to four different Billboard charts.

Method Man has also made tentative efforts in acting with small appearances in movies 187, The Great White Hype, Copland, and Belly. He is also known for his role on HBO's Oz, as Tug Daniels, and as Calvin "Cheese" Wagstaff on the HBO drama series The Wire.

CAPTION: Method Man SOURCE: Spin

Keeping Personal Life Private; Supposed To Be Married With Tamika Smith

Method Man is surprisingly very secretive about his personal life and certainly doesn’t want to reveal his wife’s know-about, evident from his outrage after a rare picture of his wife Tamika Smith surfaced on the internet. The rapper closed his twitter account out of anger after a tweet-plea asking the media to take the photo down, had failed.

His wife Tamika Smith’s LinkedIn page reveals that she is the owner of “a small business in the beauty industry” and that she went to the College of Staten Island. The 43-year-old was also involved in a secret battle with cancer which was kept concealed by his husband, Method.

CAPTION: Method Man's wife Tamika Smith SOURCE: Twitter

Besides his loved wife, the rapper was linked to Precious Williams and American author Karrine Steffans in the year 2000.

 Method Man weighs 92 kgs and stands 6 ft 3 inches tall. He has an athletic body.

Living Lavish Lifestyle With His $20 Million

Method man has five studio albums to his name, his debut album released in 1994, Tical, Tical 2000: Judgement Day(1998), Tical 0: The Prequel(2004), 4:21… The Day After(2006) and Crystal Meth(2013), all of them adding up to his wealth on top of his earnings from film and TV projects like Cop Land, One Eight Seven, Belly, Big Daddy, How High, Garden State, My Baby’s Daddy, The Wire, Scary Movie 2, and many more.

The Grammy-winning rapper and actor has an estimated net worth of $20 million.

CAPTION: Method Man's Custom Mercedes Benz SOURCE: wutang-corp

Like any other rapper in the wood, Method Man also likes to ride in style. He owns a Mercedez Benz 2003 SL 55 AMG which costs around $125,000. He spent an additional $35,000 on the car to make it look like a Batmobile. He had actually bought the car after his first Mercedez was stolen from his house. Previously, he owned a Toyota 4Runner, the cost ranges from $30k to $41k. 

Other than cars, he prefers the brand Nike.

Income Tax Violation

The famous American Rapper, Method was arrested from his house because of failing to file income tax from 2004 to 2009 worth of $33000. Later on, he paid $106000 fine for the violation of tax.

Method Man on the go.