Living In The Spotlight Featuring Method Man

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Living In The Spotlight Featuring Method Man

Things you may or may not know about this member of the Wu!

Published October 23, 2017

  1. Get To Know: Method Man

    Method Man is an American rapper, record producer, and actor. He is known as a member of the East Coast hip hop collective Wu-Tang Clan. He is also one half of the hip hop duo Method Man & Redman. He took his stage name from the 1979 film Method Man

  2. Making It To the Spotlight
    INDIO, CA - APRIL 14:  Method Man of Wu-Tang Clan performs onstage during day 3 of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 14, 2013 in Indio, California  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)

    The Wu-Tang Clan is an American hip hop group from Staten Island, New York, originally composed of East Coast rappers RZAGZAOl' Dirty BastardMethod ManRaekwonGhostface KillahInspectah DeckU-God and Masta Killa. The Wu-Tang Clan was assembled in the early 1990s with RZA as the de facto leader and the group's producer. Method Man met RZA in 1990 after hearing a tape the producer recorded as Prince Rakeem.

  3. Debut Single

    As Wu-Tang Clan ascended to hip hop stardom, Method Man was always one of the most visible members of the collective. He was one of only two members to get a solo song, "M.E.T.H.O.D Man," 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

  4. Coolest Connection
    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 23:  Rappers Method Man (L) and Redman perform onstage at the 2009 VH1 Hip Hop Honors at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on September 23, 2009 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Method Man;Redman

    Method Man was part of the very successful Hard Knock Life Tour with Jay-Z, Redman, Ja Rule, and DMX. During this tour, Method Man & Redman recorded Blackout!, a light-hearted, bass-heavy, profanity-laced party record with an EPMD-evoking emphasis on funky beats and the mischievous wit, cool flows, and good rhythm of the two MCs.

  5. Best Collaboration

    Method Man's solo debut, Tical (1994), was critically acclaimed and well received, entering the American charts at #4 and eventually selling in excess of one million copies. 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"). 

  6. Exclusive Info

    In an exclusive music meeting with Hot97, Method Man dropped historic gems. He talked about Wu Tang, 88 Years Concept, Tupac, B.I.G, family, The Cobbler & more!

Written by BET Staff


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