Clifford Smith, Jr. [2] (born March 2, 1971),[3] better known by his stage name Method Man, is an American rapper, record producer, and actor. He is a member of the East Coast hip hop collective Wu-Tang Clan, and is half of the hip hop duo Method Man & Redman. He took his stage name from the 1979 film Method Man.[4] In 1996, Method Man won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for "I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By", featuring R&B singer Mary J. Blige, with whom he currently stars in Power Book II: Ghost, a spin-off of Power.

Method Man
Method Man in 2010
Method Man in 2010
Background information
Birth nameClifford Smith, Jr.
Also known as
  • Johnny Blaze
  • Tical
  • Shakwon the Panty Raider[1]
  • Shotgun
Born (1971-03-02) March 2, 1971 (age 53)
Long Island, New York, U.S.
GenresEast Coast hip hop
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • actor
DiscographyMethod Man discography
Years active1992–present
Member of

Method Man has appeared in films such as 187 (1997), Belly (1998), How High (2001), Garden State (2004), The Wackness (2008), Venom (2005), Red Tails (2012), Keanu (2016), and The Cobbler (2014). He and frequent collaborator rapper Redman co-starred on the short-lived Fox television sitcom Method & Red. He has also had recurring roles in three HBO series, as Tug Daniels in Oz, Melvin "Cheese" Wagstaff in The Wire, and Rodney in The Deuce.[5] Method Man also appeared in the TBS comedy series The Last O.G..

Early life edit

Born on March 2, 1971, in Hempstead, Long Island,[6][7] Smith divided his childhood between his father's Long Island residence and his mother's home in the Park Hill section of Clifton, Staten Island, locally known as Killa Hill.[8] Growing up in Hempstead, Smith began playing lacrosse at a young age and continues to be a passionate supporter of the sport.[9] He attended New Dorp High School, where he became friends with Remedy.[10] He has two sisters, Terri and Missy.[8]

Music career edit

1992–1996: Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) and Tical edit

As Wu-Tang Clan ascended to hip hop stardom, Method Man was always one of the most visible members of the collective.[11] He was one of only two members to get a solo song on the group's debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) and he was the first to release a solo album under the Clan's unusual contract which allowed its members to release albums under any record label.[11] Method Man chose to sign with rap label Def Jam Recordings,[12] although Elektra Records A&R man Dante Ross initially wanted to sign him around the same time Ross signed fellow group member Ol' Dirty Bastard.[13] Method Man's solo debut, Tical (1994), was critically acclaimed and well received, entering the American charts at #4[14] and eventually selling in excess of one million copies.[14] That album featured the hit single "All I Need", later remixed featuring Mary J. Blige, which won a Grammy ("I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need"). During this time Method Man also became close friends with fellow New York City-based rapper The Notorious B.I.G., and was the only guest rapper featured on his debut album Ready to Die. He was also featured on Spice 1's album AmeriKKKa's Nightmare on the track "Hard 2 Kill". In 1995, he was also featured on "Got the Flava" off Showbiz and A.G.'s album Goodfellas. He also appeared on the Batman Forever soundtrack: his track, The Riddler, produced by RZA included a video with clips from the film. In 1996, Method Man appeared on Tupac Shakur's album All Eyez on Me, on the song "Got My Mind Made Up" alongside his rhyme partner Redman, the Dogg Pound and Inspectah Deck, whose verse did not make the released album version, although his nickname "Rebel INS" can be heard as the song fades. He was also featured on Redman's 1996 album Muddy Waters on the track "Do What Ya Feel".

1997–1998: Wu-Tang Forever and Tical 2000: Judgment Day edit

On June 3, 1997, the Wu-Tang Clan released their Grammy-nominated multiplatinum double CD Wu-Tang Forever, the long-awaited follow up to 36 Chambers. The album has sold over 6 million copies to date worldwide.[15]

In 1996, the movie Space Jam was released. Method Man, alongside LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, B-Real and Coolio released a song from the Space Jam Soundtrack called, Hit 'Em High.[16] Method Man would go on to feature on LL Cool J's, 4,3,2,1 the following year.[17]

His second solo album was Tical 2000: Judgement Day, released in 1998, which was heavily influenced by the apocalypse theories surrounding the forthcoming end of the millennium, and featured myriad guest appearances from his fellow Wu-Tang MCs.[18] Other guest appearances include Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, D'Angelo, Chris Rock, Mobb Deep, Redman, and brief cameos from Russell Simmons, Bishop Don "Magic" Juan, Janet Jackson, and Donald Trump.[19] Fueled by the party track "Judgment Day" and the D'Angelo collaboration "Break Ups 2 Make Ups", the album sold better than his debut, earning Platinum certifications in both the U.S. and Canada.[20] Reviews for the album were mixed and its long runtime and abundance of intermittent comedy skits were widely criticized. Producers on this album included True Master, 4th Disciple and the RZA.

In 1997, the Scottish rock band Texas, found some success with their single, "Say What You Want".[21] In 1998, the band collaborated with Method Man and RZA on a remix of the song titled "Say What You Want (All Day, Every Day)", with RZA producing. It was later included in the Greatest Hits album released by Texas.[22]

1999–2001: Blackout! (with Redman) and WWF Aggression edit

Method Man was part of the very successful Hard Knock Life Tour with Jay-Z, Redman, Ja Rule, and DMX.[23] During this tour, Method Man & Redman recorded Blackout!,[24] a light-hearted, bass-heavy, profanity-laced, party record with an EPMD-evoking emphasis on funky beats and the mischievous wit and cool flows and good rhythm of the two MCs. The album reached platinum status quickly, both in the U.S. and Canada, fueled by "Da Rockwilder", "Cereal Killa", "1, 2, 1, 2", "Tear It Off" and "Y.O.U." This album also featured three previously released tracks on which the two collaborated.

Their success would lead the duo on to star in movies and TV shows, become product spokespersons and household names, but also associated them with marijuana use in the media. The most immediate results of their success were their co-starring roles in the major motion picture film How High, their endorsement deal for Right Guard, Redman's starring role in Seed of Chucky and a short-lived sitcom on Fox Television entitled Method & Red.

In 1999, Method Man featured on Limp Bizkit's song "N 2 Gether Now" from their album Significant Other.

In 2000, Method Man performed Know Your Role which was included on the album titled, WWF Aggression. The song is focused on the popularity of professional wrestler at the time Dwayne Johnson whose wrestling name was 'The Rock' and the main line in the song is The Rock's most famous caption "Do you smell what The Rock is cookin'?".

2001–2004: The W, Iron Flag, and Tical 0: The Prequel edit

The Wu-Tang Clan released The W on November 21, 2000, and Iron Flag on December 18, 2001. The W received both critical and commercial success for the group,[25] while Iron Flag did receive some but not to the same extent as its predecessor. The efforts earned two more platinum plaques for the Wu-Tang Clan.[26][27]

In 2003, Method Man criticized Oli "Power" Grant and Mitchell "Divine" Diggs, the managers of the Wu-Tang Clan business.[28][failed verification] "Number 1 on my shit list right now is Divine from Wu-Tang management. He took something major from me that he had no intention of giving back."[29]

Aside from the financial issues, Method Man was unhappy with the decision to bring Wu-Tang into the fashion world for a brief period of time with Wu-Wear, despite the brand being a major money-maker for the group. "When Wu-Wear started making shoes and sneakers and pants, it was shoddy material. I never rocked that shit."[29]

In 2004, Method Man released his third solo album Tical 0: The Prequel, which featured the hit party single "What's Happenin'" with Busta Rhymes and included guest appearances of pop-rap stars like Missy Elliott and P. Diddy. The album sold well and was certified gold record by the RIAA but did not see the platinum success of his previous solo releases.[citation needed]

P. Diddy was one of the executive producers for the album, although Meth later voiced his displeasure with the final product. "On the third LP, it was suggested (by Def Jam) to bring in Harve Pierre and P. Diddy. Who am I to argue? Puff knows how to sell some records. But that wasn't the direction to go in, and I know that."[30]

2006–2007: 4:21... The Day After edit

Method Man at the 2007 Eurockéennes

Method Man's fourth album, entitled 4:21: The Day After was released in August 2006 with a star lineup of producers featuring Havoc, Erick Sermon, Scott Storch, Allah Mathematics, Mr. Porter, and, most importantly to Meth, RZA. This time around, a more focused Method Man went back to his hip hop roots and both hip hop fans and the media took notice. He did an interview on the ItsHipHop.Tv.[31] Despite this being one of Meth's strongest solo efforts to date, the album failed to do well commercially due to it having no single or video, which Method Man has held discontent towards his own label for. However, he toured strongly all over the world to promote the album, and appeared onstage with fellow Wu-Tang member Inspectah Deck, as well as New York up and comers Saigon, and Gat Murdah. Meth cited various reasons for the problems between him and his label, Def Jam. While he puts most of the blame on personal agendas in the Def Jam offices, Meth did take some blame, himself, for giving in to his record label.

In early May 2007, Method Man's camp leaked the street single "New York New York" which became a popular track on the internet.[32]

2007–2010: Blackout! 2 edit

On March 27, 2007, Redman confirmed on BET's Rap City: Tha Bassment that a sequel to How High was then being written [citation needed].

In an April 10, 2007, Onion A.V. Club interview,[33] Redman hinted that there would be a second collaborative album with Method Man, with work beginning in midsummer or early September.

In early 2008, a remake of the Smooth da Hustler and Trigger tha Gambler classic Broken Language was released to the internet by the duo entitled Broken Language 2008,[34] fueling rumors of an upcoming Blackout! sequel. This rumor was further fueled by the duo while performing in Gainesville, Florida, at the University of Florida. Blackout! 2 was scheduled for a December 9, 2008, release but was pushed back to the second quarter of 2009, with a new release date of May 19, 2009.[35] Bun B confirmed that he guested on Blackout! 2.[36] In April 2009, a single was released entitled "City Lights",[37] produced by Nasty Kutt. Erick Sermon, Rockwilder and Pete Rock also confirmed their presence on Blackout! 2[citation needed].

The duo finished their Still High tour with Termanology, The Alchemist, and Evidence of Dilated Peoples[citation needed].

2011–present: The Meth Lab and Crystal Meth edit

Method Man at Budapest Park in 2015

Crystal Meth was to be Method Man's fifth and final studio album.[38][39][40] The album has no confirmed release date. The Crystal Meth album was first announced before Method Man began working on his and Redman's second album together, Blackout! 2, at which time it was tentatively titled The Crystal Method. In the liner notes of that album, it was given a scheduled release date of 2009. The album, however, was further postponed until it was later mentioned in an MTV interview that it would be released in early 2010.[38] At a concert on December 23, 2010, Method Man told the crowd to look for his album in March 2011. However, the album was postponed again.

In an April 2011 interview with The Come Up Show, following a performance in Canada, Method Man replied to a question regarding his "weed-loving" image: "When you get older and you've got kids and your kids are going to school and you know [their] teachers...and they see how active you are and concerned [you are] with your kids' education or well being, it's hard to sit there and be taken seriously if people are always talking about he's always high...which is totally not the case", he said. "When I first came out, I was young, we were doing our thing, we smoked a lot...and we didn't care if the world knew. Now, I have to use more discretion because of my kids. This is not for me; everything I do is for them now, so I use a bit more discretion and I don't put weed as a forefront any more."[41]

On October 5, 2011, a new single from Method Man, entitled "World Gone Sour (The Lost Kids)", was released on iTunes.[42] In July 2012, he confirmed that the album would come out in 2013 & would be produced by RZA,[43] although he has also stated that RZA would not produce the whole album, but instead be one of a few producers which would also include RZA, Erick Sermon, Rockwilder, and some then-younger producers such as Diggilo.[44] He also expressed a desire to work with Odd Future frontman Tyler, The Creator.[45] Throughout 2013, Method Man worked on material for Crystal Meth and on the Wu-Tang Clan's sixth studio album, A Better Tomorrow. He also toured with Redman throughout the year.[46] On January 1, 2014, Method Man announced that a mixtape titled The Meth Lab would be released in March 2014 and that Crystal Meth would be released in August 2014 on Tommy Boy Entertainment.[47] However, Method Man released The Meth Lab as a mixtape album[48][49] through Tommy Boy on August 21, 2015. In 2019 Method Man featured on the record 'Winnebago' with South London rapper Blue Meth. The music video was directed by Nick Donnelly[50]

Crystal Meth supposedly going to be released in August 2016 but still hasn't been released as of 2024.

Acting career edit

In the late 1990s, Method Man began a career in acting. He has had recurring roles in critically acclaimed television shows such as HBO's Oz as Tug Daniels,[51] HBO's The Wire as Prop Joe's nephew Cheese,[52] The Twilight Zone, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, in which Method Man portrays Drops, a wealthy Las Vegas party promoter who clashes with the CSI team (specifically investigator Nick Stokes) in their investigations involving Drops' clubs or entourage, in the episodes "Poppin' Tags" (2006), "Big Shots" (2007), and "Drops Out" (2008).[53]

Method Man and Redman hosted a pilot on MTV called Stung.[54] Additionally, Method Man has made numerous appearances as himself on TV shows such as Mind of Mencia[55] and Chappelle's Show.[citation needed]

His first prominent role came in with the film Belly (1998), along with fellow rappers Nas and DMX. Method Man has since added many credits to his name, including roles in the films Garden State, One Eight Seven, and many others,[53] with starring roles in feature films such as How High and Soul Plane. Method Man had a cameo in the horror movie Venom (2005), where he played a deputy who is killed shortly into the movie. On March 27, 2007, Redman confirmed on BET's show Rap City that the sequel to How High was being written; the script for How High 2 is being written by Dustin Lee Abraham of CSI, who also wrote the first movie. Method Man also appeared in the 2008 movies The Wackness (2008)[56] and Meet the Spartans (2008).[57]

Method Man stars in the Law & Order SVU episode "Snitch" as the main antagonist. The episode was first broadcast December 4, 2007.[58]

Method Man appeared in the Def Jam series of video games.[59] In Fight for NY he voiced Blaze, one of the main characters.[59][60] In Icon, he voiced Gooch, a major character in the storyline. In Underground, he voiced Meth, one of the major characters.

He made a guest appearance in the music video for "If I Ain't Got You" (2003) by Alicia Keys, where he played the role of her boyfriend.[53] He also appeared in Beanie Sigel's music video "Feel It in the Air", where Method Man played an undercover cop leading an operation against Sigel.[61]

Method Man played the main antagonist, an arsonist wealthy executive, in an episode of the FOX TV show The Good Guys.[62]

Method Man appears as Valentine, a hip hop business mogul, in the episode Bad Blood in season 2 of Burn Notice.[63]

Method Man had a cameo appearance in the film Cop Land (1997), as a violent criminal who, while fleeing, throws Peter Berg's character off of a New York rooftop. Method Man has also appeared in the TV drama Wonderland, as a patient in a mental hospital.[53]

Method Man has a small role in the film The Sitter (2011), starring Jonah Hill.[53] He also played crewman "Sticks" in the George Lucas movie Red Tails (2012), about the Tuskegee Airmen.[64]

Method Man played the leads in the films The Mortician (2011) and #Lucky Number (2015).[65][66]

In 2014, he voiced Phantasm, the primary antagonist on the FX animated comedy Chozen.[53]

In 2016, he played himself in Difficult People, Luke Cage, and Paterson.[53] Also that year, he portrayed "Cheddar" in the film Keanu.[53]

In 2017, he became the host of the TBS series Drop the Mic, based on the popular recurring segment on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Method Man played a recurring character in the HBO show The Deuce.[67]

In 2019, Method Man voiced Ben Urich in the scripted podcast Marvels. He also appeared in Shaft as Freddie P, an acquaintance of John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson).

In 2020, Method Man appeared as a recurring character in the Netflix original series Teenage Bounty Hunters as Terrance Coin, Bowser's rival bounty hunter.

He also starred in the 2020 film Concrete Cowboy, an adaptation of the book Ghetto Cowboy.

In 2020, Method Man also starred as Father Jackson in Netflix film Vampires vs. the Bronx.

In 2021, he made appearances as Samuel Christian in Season 2 of the MGM+ series, Godfather of Harlem.

He also currently stars in the current 50 Cent-produced series Power Book II: Ghost as Davis MacLean, Tasha's Lawyer.

Other ventures edit

Method Man appeared in the documentary entitled The Show (1995). There is a scene in which Method Man, on a train in Japan, gets into an argument with U-God and Ghostface Killah, over camera time, radio interviews, and clothing mishaps.

In 2006, Method Man appeared on the MTV reality game show Yo Momma, in the pilot episode.

Method Man is the first of the Wu-Tang Clan to produce a series of eponymous graphic novels for Hachette Book Group USA's imprint Grand Central Publishing[68] (to be followed by GZA and Ghostface Killah).[69]

In 2017, he became the co-host (with Hailey Baldwin) of a celebrity battle rap show Drop the Mic [70]

In February 2021, Method Man began hosting Marvel/Method, a podcast series for Marvel Entertainment and Sirius XM. The podcast features interviews with celebrity guests discussing Marvel comics, music, and culture.[71]

In 2022, Method Man produced and hosted "The Wire At 20" 20th anniversary podcast for HBO.[72][73]

Personal life edit

Dating since 1992, Smith married Tamika in 2001.[74][75] The couple have three children together: son Shakuan; and girl-boy twins Cheyenne and Raekwon.[76][77]

Tamika is a breast cancer survivor.[78][79]

His son Raekwon Smith [80] played football for Stony Brook University.[81][82]

Method Man is a comic book fan and has a collection of around 30,000 comics, including Hulk #181, which features the first full appearance of Wolverine.[83]

Legal issues edit

On May 17, 2007, Method Man was arrested in New York City for marijuana possession. His SUV was pulled over near the Battery Tunnel toll booths for having an expired inspection sticker. An unidentified source said, "It was like something out of Cheech & Chong. He rolls down the window and the smoke would choke a horse."[84] The arresting officer noticed two blunts and a plastic bag containing marijuana in plain view. Upon further inspection more marijuana was found under the driver's seat. Method Man was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, criminal possession of marijuana, DWI, and driving an uninspected motor vehicle.[84][85] He reached a plea agreement to perform community service including rapping to children about the dangers of drugs.[86]

On October 5, 2009, Method Man was arrested at his home in Staten Island for income tax violations.[87] He was accused of failing to file income tax returns for the state of New York between 2004 and 2007, and owed nearly $33,000 in taxes. On June 28, 2010,[88] Method Man pleaded guilty to tax evasion and was sentenced to a conditional discharge[89] and paid a $106,000 fine.[88]

Controversies edit

Wendy Williams edit

In 2006, Method Man had a personal and publicized conflict with TV talk show host Wendy Williams on The Breakdown, an Internet show on[90] Williams talked on air about Method Man's wife's having cancer, which was something he wanted to keep private and her own family members had not yet known about. He said that people who lived next door to him did not know, but Williams had dug it up and made it public over the radio. Because of this leaked information, Method Man and his wife had many problems.[90]

Williams also reported rumors that Method Man had been having an affair with his wife's doctor. Method Man first heard of this while in recording sessions in Los Angeles.[91]

Sean Combs edit

During a concert in 2006, Method Man criticized Diddy's decisions on Duets: The Final Chapter, the posthumous album by The Notorious B.I.G., saying that Biggie never would have worked with some of the rappers.[92]

Fox Television edit

In 2004, Method Man starred in a Fox sitcom called Method & Red. However, after only a short time on the air, the show was put on hiatus and never returned. Method Man later spoke to the press about Fox's influence on the show's style, saying that "there's been too much compromise on our side and not enough on their side", and criticizing the network's decision to add a laugh track. Before the show premiered, he was telling fans not to bother watching it. He told the Los Angeles Times:

This is frustrating for me. I'm trying to keep this show ghetto, and there's a way for it to be both ghetto and intelligent. But it's not going that way.[93]

Discography edit

Filmography edit

Film edit

Year Title Role Notes
1996 The Great White Hype Himself
1997 One Eight Seven Dennis Broadway
Cop Land Shondel
1998 Belly Shameek
1999 Black and White Himself
P.I.G.S. Panhandling Nun Short
2000 Boricua's Bond -
2001 Volcano High Mr. Ma (voice)
How High Silas P. Silas
2002 Brown Sugar Himself
2003 Scary Movie 3 Himself
2004 My Baby's Daddy No Good
Garden State Diego
Soul Plane Muggsy
2005 Venom Deputy Turner
2006 The Heart Specialist Lorenzo
Hood of Horror Himself
2008 The Wackness Percy
Meet the Spartans Persian Emissary
2010 Sinners and Saints Weddo
2011 The Indestructible Jimmy Brown Himself Short
The Mortician The Mortician
The Sitter Jacolby
2012 Red Tails Sticks
2013 Focus: A Dontae Hawkins Film Vaughn's Father Short
2014 The Cobbler Leon Ludlow
Seasons of Love Big Rob TV movie
2015 #Lucky Number Tyson "The Saint" St. Jones
Staten Island Summer Konko
Trainwreck Temembe
2016 The Breaks Daryl Van Putten Sr. TV movie
Keanu Cheddar
Paterson Himself
2017 Where's the Money Trap
Love Beats Rhymes Ref
2018 Future World Tattooed Face
Peppermint Narcotics Detective Baker
2019 Shaft Freddie P
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Himself
2020 Concrete Cowboy Leroy
Vampires vs. the Bronx Father Jackson
2021 This Is the Night Louis
2022 Last Looks Swag Dogggg
On the Come Up Supreme

Television edit

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Soul Train Himself Episode: "Cameo/Men at Large/Method Man"
1996 Space Ghost Coast to Coast Himself Episode: "Surprise"
1997 Martin Himself Episode: "You Play Too Much"
Beavis and Butt-Head Himself Episode: "Beavis and Butt-Head Do Thanksgiving"
1999 Station Zero Himself Episode: "Uptown, Baby"
1999–2000 Showtime at the Apollo Himself Recurring guest
2000 The Jamie Foxx Show Himself Episode: "Jamie in the Middle"
2001 Behind the Music Himself Episode: "The Notorious B.I.G."
Oz Carlton 'Tug' Daniels Recurring cast: Season 4
2001–02 MADtv Gentry Abrams/Himself Episode: "Episode #7.9" & "#7.25"
2002 One on One Himself Episode: "Give'm an Inch, They'll Throw a Rave"
Third Watch C-Note Episode: "Superheroes: Part 1"
2002 The Twilight Zone Kneigh Episode: "The Path"
2003 MC Battle Himself/Judge Main judge
$2 Bill Himself Episode: "DMX, Method Man and Ludacris"
The Twilight Zone Kneigh Episode: "The Path"
Boston Public Flash Master K Episode: "Chapter Sixty-Five"
The Fairly OddParents Rapping Head Pixie (voice) Episode: "School's Out! The Musical"
2003–08 The Wire Melvin "Cheese" Wagstaff Recurring cast: Season 2-5
2004 Method & Red Himself Main cast
2006 Wildboyz Himself Episode: "California"
2006–10 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Drops Guest cast: Season 6-8 & 11
2007 The Bronx Bunny Show Himself Episode: "Episode #1.4"
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dennis "D" King Episode: "Snitch"
2008 Access Granted Himself Episode: "Sundance"
Burn Notice Valentine Episode: "Bad Blood"
2010 The Good Guys Kenny Griffin Episode: "Old Dogs"
2011 The Good Wife Young Boxer Episode: "Real Deal"
2014 Park Bench with Steve Buscemi Himself Episode: "Bench Rap"
Chozen Phantasm (voice) Recurring cast
Scorpion Lucky Episode: "Risky Business"
2015 Inside Amy Schumer Himself Episode: "Last Fuckable Day"
2015–17 Blue Bloods Mario Hunt Recurring cast: Season 5, Guest: Season 7
2016 Difficult People Himself Episode: "Hashtag Cats"
Luke Cage Himself Episode: "Soliloquy of Chaos"
2017 Wild 'N Out Himself Episode: "Vic Mensa/Method Man"
The Chris Gethard Show Himself Episode: "Meth and Geth Talk About Death"
Comic Book Men Himself Episode: "Method Man's Mego"
Secret History of Comics Himself Episode: "Image Comics: Declaration of Independents"
The Breaks Daryl Van Putten Sr. Recurring cast
Rebel Terrance 'TJ' Jenkins Main cast
2017–19 Drop the Mic Himself/Host Main host
The Deuce Rodney Recurring cast: Season 1–2
2018 Hip-Hop Evolution Himself Episode: "New York State of Mind"
Drunk History Grandmaster Flash Episode: "Game Changers"
Orange Is the New Black Cardboard Cutout Episode: "Gordons"
2019 Martha & Snoop's Potluck Party Challenge Himself Episode: "Munchie Snackdown"
The New Negroes Himself Episode: "Money"
Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men Himself Main guest
First Wives Club Beast Episode: "What Happens Upstate"
2019–20 The Last O.G. Green Eyes Recurring cast: Season 2, Guest: Season 3
2020 Teenage Bounty Hunters Terrance Coin Recurring cast
2020–present Power Book II: Ghost Davis MacLean Main cast
2021 Marvel/Method Himself/Host Main host
Godfather of Harlem Sam Christian Recurring cast: Season 2
Masters of the Universe: Revelation Clamp Champ (voice) Episode: "Cleaved in Twain"
2021–22 That Damn Michael Che Doctor/Himself Episode: "Dudley Gets Shot" & "Black Mediocrity"
2022 Impractical Jokers Himself Episode: "Method Man" & "Filming With the Stars"
Carpool Karaoke Himself Episode: "Method Man & Chris Redd"
2023 Hard Knocks Himself Episode: "Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the New York Jets #1"
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Torg (voice) Episode: "Devil on Her Shoulder"
Bupkis Carnival Worker Episode: "For Your Amusement"
Yes We Cannabis Jay Smoke (voice) Recurring cast

Music videos edit

Year Song Artist
1994 "Heaven & Hell" Raekwon & Ghostface Killah
1995 "Live Niguz" Onyx
"Somethin' 4 da Honeyz" Montell Jordan
"Liquid Swords" GZA
1996 "All That I Got Is You" Ghostface Killah featuring Mary J. Blige and Popa Wu
"Camay" Ghostface Killah featuring Raekwon and Cappadonna
1997 "G.O.D. Pt. III" Mobb Deep
"Next Lifetime" Erykah Badu
2000 "Thong Song" Sisqó
"It's So Hard" Big Pun featuring Donell Jones
2001 "Feelin' on Yo Booty" R. Kelly
2004 "If I Ain't Got You" Alicia Keys
2005 "Feel It in the Air" Beanie Sigel featuring Melissa Jiménez
2008 "Part of Me" Chris Cornell

Video games edit

Year Title Voice role
1999 Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style Himself
2003 Def Jam Vendetta
2004 Def Jam: Fight for NY[94] Blaze
2006 Def Jam Fight for NY: The Takeover[95]
2007 Def Jam: Icon Gooch
2017 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare[96] Himself

Documentary edit

Year Title
1995 Eyes on Hip Hop
The Show
1997 Rhyme & Reason
2000 Backstage
2001 Street Life
Xzibit: Restless Xposed
2002 Street Dreams
Hip Hop VIPs
2003 Hip Hop Babylon 2
Scarface: Origins of a Hip Hop Classic
2004 Beef II
2005 The MC: Why We Do It
The Strip Club
Letter to the President
The Art of 16 Bars: Get Ya' Bars Up
2006 Pick Up the Mic
Rock the Bells
2007 1 More Hit
Notorious B.I.G. Bigger Than Life
2008 Street Bangaz
Big Pun: The Legacy
2010 Wu Tang Saga
Mics on Fire
2012 The Sunset Strip
2013 Dirty: Platinum Edition
2015 Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives
2016 Check the Rhyme
2021 Mary J. Blige's My Life
2022 Milestone Generations

See also edit

References edit

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