Method Man is a Grammy Award-winning rapper and actor, who originally got his start as part of the rap collective Wu-Tang Clan.
The Long Island native met up with Wu-Tang creator Rza in the early ‘90s after being impressed with a tape he’d heard from the producer, and the group was born soon after. After seeing breakout success with their debut album Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers, Method became the first member to release a solo effort. Tical was released in 1994 via Def Jam, debuting at Number 4 on the Billboard 200 and going on to sell over one million units.
The following year, Mary J. Blige would remix the Tical track “All I Need,” leading to a Grammy Award for the pair for Best Rap Performance By a Duo Or Group.
While he continued to record as a solo artist and with Wu-Tang, Method Man began his acting career. First featured in the film Belly in 1998, Method also landed roles in prominent shows and films like Oz, The Wire, CSI, Soul Plane, Garden State and more.
In 1999, Meth and frequent collaborator Redman decided to team up for a joint album titled Blackout! The album’s success would launch a lucrative path for the duo, leading to the feature film How High, as well as numerous endorsements, tours and even a short-lived FOX sitcom, “Method & Red.”
To date, Method Man has released five solo albums, two albums as part of Method Man & Redman, a collaborative album with Wu-Tang groupmates Ghostface Killah and Raekwon, and six albums as part of Wu-Tang Clan.