Method Man Net Worth
American hip-hop recording artist, music producer, and actor with a net worth of $14 million, Method Man is a household name in the music industry. He is likely best known as a member of the East Coast hip-hop ensemble Wu-Tang Clan, which he co-founded in 1996. He is also a member of the hip-hop combo Method Man & Redman, which he founded.
Method Man Early Life
He was born on March 2, 1971, in Hempstead, Long Island, New York, to Clifford Smith Jr. (aka Method Man) and his family. He got his stage moniker from the 1979 film “The Fearless Young Boxer,” in which he played a boxer who was also known as Method Man. Smith and his sisters Terri and Missy split their time between their father’s home on Long Island and their mother’s home in the Park Hill district of Clifton, Staten Island. Smith’s father was born and raised on Long Island. He attended New Dorp High School, where he met and made acquainted with the rapper Remedy, who later became his manager.
Method Man Career
He is well known for being a founding member of the East Coast hip hop collective Wu-Tang Clan, which was founded in Staten Island in 1992 and is still active today. Among its founding members were RZA and rappers GZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, and Masta Killa, as well as Method Man and Method Man. On the Wu-Tang Clan’s debut album, “Enter the Wu-Tang,” he was one of only two members to get a solo song, “36 Chambers,” which he performed. The Wu-Tang Clan had an odd contract that permitted members to sign with any record company and create solo albums, which was rare at the time. Method Man has inked a deal with Def Jam Recordings.
In 1994, Method Man released his solo debut album, “Tical,” which was highly acclaimed and well-received, opening at #4 on the Billboard 200 and selling more than one million copies worldwide. The album includes the song “I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need to Get By,” which earned Method Man and Mary J. Blige a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for their work together on the track.
He has published six solo albums: “Tical” (1994), “Tical 2000: Judgement Day” (1998), “Tical 0: The Prequel” (2004), “4:21… The Day After” (2006), “The Meth Lab” (2015), and “Meth Lab Season 2: The Lithium.” He has also collaborated with other artists on six albums. Smith has recorded eight studio albums with the Wu-Tang Clan, including “Enter the Wu-Tang” (36 Chambers) (1993), “Wu-Tang Forever” (1997), “The W” (2000), “Iron Flag” (2001), “8 Diagrams” (2007), “A Better Tomorrow” (2014), “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” (2015), and “The Saga Continues” (2016). (2017). Smith has collaborated with Redman on three albums: “Blackout!” (issued in 1999), “How High” (2001), and “Blackout! 2” (released in 2003). (2009). In 2010, he collaborated with Ghostface Killah and Raekwon on an album titled “Wu-Massacre,” which was released in 2010.
Method Man has been in the films “Belly,” “How High,” and “Garden State,” as well as having small roles in the films “The Wackness,” “Venom,” and “Red Tails.” He has also starred in the television shows “The Wackness,” “Venom,” and “Red Tails.” He has also appeared in recurrent roles on HBO’s “Oz,” where he played Tug Daniels, on the HBO drama series “The Wire,” where he played Calvin “Cheese” Wagstaff, and in the HBO comedy “The Deuce,” where he played Rodney. He also has a role in the TBS series “The Last O.G.”
His inclusion on the list of the Top 50 MCs of Our Time (1987–2007) was compiled by the authors of About.com in 2007. According to The Source, he was ranked number 50 on their list of the greatest lyricists of all time in 2012.
In 2017, he co-hosted “Drop the Mic,” a celebrity battle rap programme with Hailey Baldwin, which he co-hosted with her.
In 2020, he will star in the Starz television series “Power Book II: Ghost.”
Method Man Legal Issues And Controversies
Smith has been involved in a number of legal battles, including a 2007 arrest in New York City for driving with an expired registration sticker on the back of his SUV. Two joints and a bag of marijuana were discovered by the police, and additional marijuana was discovered under the driver’s seat. Drunk driving, operating a vehicle with expired registration, unlawful possession of marijuana, and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute were all charges brought against him. He entered into a plea deal that required him to conduct community service, which he completed by rapping to children about the risks of narcotics.
Method Man was detained at his Staten Island residence in October 2009 for tax evasion and was released the following day. The state of New York assessed him roughly $33,000 in taxes between 2004 and 2007 because he did not submit taxes during that time period. After entering his guilty plea and paying a $106,000 fine, he was sentenced to conditional release in June 2010.
When it comes to controversy, he had a personal and well-publicized disagreement with TV talk show star Wendy Williams on “The Breakdown,” an internet show on Onloq.com, which was broadcast live. A second incident occurred during a 2006 event, when he questioned Sean Combs’ selections on the “The Notorious B.I.G. Duets: The Final Chapter” album, claiming that Biggie would never have collaborated with some of the inferior artists on the album. In yet another issue, he was cast in a Fox comedy called “Method & Red” (2004), but the programme was cancelled after just a few episodes, prompting Method Man to protest in the press over the network’s choice to use a laugh track in the show. He was advising people not to bother watching the programme even before it premiered for the first time.
Method Man Personal Life
In 1999, he became engaged to Tamika Smith, with whom he later tied the knot in 2001. Raekwon Smith, his son, played football for Stony Brook University and is a member of the class of 2020, which will graduate in 2020.
It’s no secret that Method Man was good friends with The Notorious B.I.G., and he was the lone guest rapper on his first album, “Ready to Die,” which was released in 1997.
Method Man cast his first vote in the Presidential election in 2020, making him the youngest person to do so. An image of him was posted to his Instagram account on November 3, 2020, and it has since gone viral “”I Voted” sticker with the following caption: “There’s a first time for everyone, and this is mine… The right to vote is not a privilege, but a fundamental right. VOTE”