Clifford Smith Jr., better recognized by his stage name ‘Method Man,’ is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and actor. The member also knows him of the East Coast hip hop collective Wu-Tang Clan. He took his stage name from the movie named ‘Method Man’ in the year 1979. In 1996, Smith won a Grammy Award for the ‘Best rap performance by a Duo or a Group’ for ‘I’ll be there for you. He is also known as Johnny Blaze. His genres include Hip Hop. He is active in the industry since the year 1992.
Career Forming Days Of Method Man
Method Man began his music career with the collective Wu-Tang Clan. He was one of the most visible members of this collective. Along with this, method man signed with a rap label called Def Jam Recordings. On June 3, 1997, Wu-Tang Clan launched Wu-Tang Forever. This album was a part of Grammy nomination multiplatinum. This album was sold over 108.3 million copies around the World. Method Man released his second solo called Tical 2000: Judgement day in the year 1998. Further, Method Man released more albums with several great music artists. He received ample fame and love for his musicality.
At the end of 1990, he began his career in acting. He was seen in movies and TV shows, namely HBO’s Oz, HBO’s The Wire, The Twilight Zone. He performed his first role in the movie named Belly in 1998. Further, he appeared in more films and gave excellent performances.
On May 17, 2007, Method Man got arrested in New York City. This is because he was caught in marijuana possession. Method Man was arrested charged with unlawful possession of Marijuana. On October 5, 2009, he got arrested at his home located in Staten Island for violating income tax rules. He was accused of failing to file income tax returns for the state of New York between the years 2004 and 2007. He owes around $33,000 in taxes.
The net worth of Method Man
He is an American hip-hop artist having an estimated net worth of $14 million. He is best identified as a Wu-Tang Clan member. He has launched six solo albums. Not only this, but he has also appeared in many movies and TV shows. In the year 2007, The writers of About.com added him to their list of Top 50 MCs of our time. In 2012, he was a part of the list of The Source of the Top 50 lyricists of all time. He is definitely a great music artist and actor of all time.