Method Man, born as Clifford Smith in Hempstead, New York in April of 1971, is a hip hop artist, record producer, actor, and member of the hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan. He is part of the duo Method Man & Redman and also duo-ed with Mary J. Blige in the Grammy winning rap performance “I’ll Be There for You”. His solo debut “Tical” was released in 1994 as a success, reaching number four on the American charts and selling over one million copies. Other album releases of his include “Tical 2000: Judgement Day” (1998), “Blackout!” (1999), “Tical 0: The Prequel” (2004), “4:21… The Day After” (2006), and “Blackout! 2” (2009).

Method Man also held many film roles in movies such as “Cop Land” (1995), “How High” (2001), “Soul Plane” (2004), and “Meet the Spartans” (2008).