Clifford Smith (born March 2, 1971), better known by his stage name Method Man, is an American rapper, 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.
In 1996, Meth 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 American R&B singer Mary J. Blige.
- 1 Childhood
- 2 Early career
- 3 Mid career
- 4 Late career
- 5 Discography
Born on March 2, in Hempstead, Long Island, Smith divided his childhood between his father's Long Islandresidence and his mother's home in the Park Hill section of Staten Island (colloquially known as Killa Hill). He has two sisters, Terri and Missy.
|December 14||Wu-Tang Clan||Protect Ya Neck||-||Song|
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 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. Method Man chose to sign with rap label Def Jam Recordings, 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.
|August 3||Wu-Tang Clan||M.E.T.H.O.D. Man||Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)||Song|
|November 9||Shame On A Nigga||Album|
|Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber|
|Da Mystery of Chessboxin'|
|Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuttin' Ta Fuck Wit'|
|Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber Pt. II|
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"). 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".
|September 13||Notorious B.I.G.||The What||Ready to Die||Guest feature|
|November 8||RZA, Shaquille O'Neal||No Hook||Shaq-Fu: Da Return|
In 1995, he was also featured on "Got the Flava" off Showbiz and A.G.'s album Goodfellas.
Method Man appeared in the 1995 documentary entitled The Show. There is a memorable 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.
|March 28||Ol' Dirty Bastard, Raekwon||Raw Hide||Return to the 36 Chambers (The Dirty Version)||Guest feature|
|May 30||Showbiz & A.G.||Got the Flava||Goodfellas|
|August 1||Raekwon, RZA, Masta Killa, Ghostface Killah||Wu-Gambinos||Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...|
|August 25||Brian Robbins||The Show||Film/documentary|
|November 7||GZA||Shadowboxin'||Liquid Swords||Guest feature|
Meth played himself in the American sports comedy film The Great White Hype, which starred Samuel L. Jackson. 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 (Daz and Kurupt) 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".
|February 13||Tupac Shakur||Got My Mind Made Up||All Eyez On Me||Guest feature|
|October 29||Ghostface Killah, Raekwon||Box in Hand||Ironman|
|November 19||Mobb Deep||Extortion||Hell On Earth|
|Foxy Brown||Ill Na Na||Ill Na Na|
|December 10||Redman||Do What Ya Feel||Muddy Waters|
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 8.3 million copies to date worldwide.
|February 11||Wu-Tang Clan||Triumph||Wu-Tang Forever||Album|
|Cash Still Rules / Scary Hours|
|As High As Wu-Tang Get|
|A Better Tomorrow|
|Little Ghetto Boys|
|Bells of War|
|Hellz Wind Staff|
|July 30||Kevin Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson||One Eight Seven||Film|
|August 15||James Mangold, Sylvester Stallone||Cop Land||Film|
|October 14||LL Cool J||4,3,2,1||Phenomenon||Guest feature|
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 which featured myriad guest appearances from his fellow Wu-Tang MCs. The album was certified double platinum. 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. The album sold better than his first fueled by the party track "Judgment Day" and the D'Angelo collaboration "Break Ups 2 Make Ups", earning Platinum and Gold certifications in the U.S. and Canada respectively. 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.
|April 21||-||Bulworth (They Talk About It While We Live It)||Song|
|August 11||The Harlem Hoodz, Inspectah Deck, Killa Sin, Raekwon||Wu-Tang Cream Team Line-Up||Guest feature|
|August 25||Xzibit||Pussy Pop|
|Jayo Felony||Whatcha Gonna Do|
|October 27||Dru Hill||This Is What We Do|
|November 3||Nas, DMX, Ja Rule||Grand Finale|
|November 4||Hype Williams, Nas, DMX||Belly||Film|
|November 10||Pete Rock||Half Man Half Amazin'||Song|
|November 17||-||Tical 2000: Judgement Day||Album|
|December 8||Redman||Well All Rite Cha||Doc's Da Name 2000||Guest feature|
He became engaged to his wife Tamika Smith.
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 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 was 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.
|June 22||Limp Bizkit, DJ Premier||N2Gether Now||Significant Other||Guest feature|
|June 25||Dennis Dugan, Adam Sandler||Big Daddy||Film|
|July 20||EPMD||Symphony 2000||Out of Business||Guest feature|
|September 4||James Toback, Robert Downey Jr.||Black and White||Film|
|November 30||Paradox Development||Wu-Tang Shaolin Style / Wu-Tang: Taste the Pain||Videogame|
|December 7||Notorious B.I.G.||Rap Phenomenon||Born Again||Guest feature|
The Wu-Tang Clan released The W on November 21, 2000. The W received both critical and commercial success for the group, while Iron Flag did receive some but not to the effect of The W. The efforts earned two more platinum plaques for the Wu-Tang Clan.
|January 25||D'Angelo||Left and Right||Voodoo||Guest feature|
|June 27||Kelly Price||Like You Do|
|July 4||Sheek Louch, Redman||2 Tears in a Bucket||Ryde or Die Vol. 2|
|July 18||Channel Live||Ghetto B.I.|
|September 8||Chris Fiore, Damon Dash||Backstage||Film/documentary|
|September 12||LL Cool J||Forget About It||G.O.A.T.||Guest feature|
|October 9||Roni Size||Ghetto Celebrity|
|October 17||Limp Bizkit, Redman, DMX||Rollin' (Urban Assault Vehicle)||Chocolate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavored Water|
|October 20||Wu-Tang Clan||Protect Ya Neck (The Jump Off)||The W||Song|
|November 21||Intro (Shaolin Finger Jab) / Chamber Music||Album|
|Do You Really (Thang, Thang)|
Meth married Tamika in 2001.
|February 11||Tom Fontana||Oz||TV series|
|April 13||Run D.M.C.||Simmons Incorporated||Crown Royal||Guest feature|
|May 15||Missy Elliott, Redman||Dog in Heat||Miss E...So Addictive|
|May 22||Redman||Enjoy Da Ride||Malpractice|
|Outsidaz||Who You Be||The Bricks|
|July 31||-||Party & Bullshit||Rush Hour 2 soundtrack||Song|
|December 4||Cypress Hill, Redman||Red, Meth & B||Stoned Raiders||Guest feature|
|December 8||-||Mad TV||TV series|
|December 11||Redman, B-Real||Cisco Kid||How High soundtrack||Album|
|Jonell||Round & Round (Remix)|
|Let's Do It|
|We Don't Know How To Act|
|How High (Remix)|
|December 18||Wu-Tang Clan||Rules||Iron Flag||Album|
|Soul Power (Black Jungle)|
|Uzi (Pinky Ring)|
|Ya'll Been Warned|
|Radioactive (Four Assassins)|
|Back in the Game|
|Mystikal||I Get It Started||Tarantula||Guest feature|
|December 21||Jesse Dylan, Redman||How High||Film|
|May 7||Naughty by Nature||Rock & Roll||Icons||Guest feature|
|October 11||Rick Famuyiwa, Taye Diggs||Brown Sugar||Film|
|November 12||Styles P, Redman||Good Times (Remix)||Guest feature|
|Missy Elliott||Bring the Pain||Under Construction|
In 2003, Method Man criticized Oli "Power" Grant and Mitchell "Divine" Diggs, the managers of the Wu-Tang Clan business. "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."
In January, Meth appeared as a fortune teller named Kamayo in the 2002 television series The Twilight Zone.
|January 8||Jerry Levine, James Crocker||The Twilight Zone||TV series|
|April 1||AKI Corporation, EA Canada||Def Jam Vendetta||Videogame|
|June 29||Steve Shill (Episode 5)||The Wire (Season 2)||TV series|
|August 10||Rob Bailey (Episode 10)|
|August 26||Mary J. Blige||Love @ 1st Sight||Guest feature|
|September 16||IAM||Noble Art|
|October 13||-||Lyrical .44||Song|
|October 20||David Zucker, Anna Faris||Scary Movie 3||Film|
|December 21||Snoop Dogg, Outkast||Volcano High (voiceover)|
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 criticising the network's decision to add a laugh track. Before the show even aired for the first time, he was telling fans not to bother watching it. He told the Los Angeles Times:
In 2004, Meth released his third solo album Tical 0: The Prequel, which featured the hit party single "What's Happenin'" with Busta Rhymes. Hip hop critics voiced their displeasure with the album, many agreeing that Tical 0 felt like generic party rap and featured too many mainstream guests, detracting from his own performances. Regardless, this album sold reasonably well and was certified gold record by the RIAA relatively quickly, but would not see the platinum success of his previous solo releases. There was trouble even before the album's release when Method apparently complained to the press about excessive interference from Def Jam over the album's beats (Meth supposedly desired more input from Wu-Tang leader RZA). On its release, many fans and critics were taken aback by its strong "mainstream" or "commercial" sound, highlighted by the guest appearances of pop-rap stars like Missy Elliott and P. Diddy, two artists that are involved with much different facets of rap music.
|January 9||Cheryl Dunye, Eddie Griffin||My Baby's Daddy||Film|
|January 16||Zach Braff, Natalie Portman||Garden State|
|February 24||U-God, Raekwon, Tony Touch||Rock Steady||Guest feature|
|May 18||-||Tical 0: The Prequel||Album|
|May 28||Jessy Terrero, Tom Arnold||Soul Plane||Film|
|June 16||Jeff Melman, Redman||Method & Red||TV series|
|June 23||Lev L. Spiro, Redman|
|July 7||Tamra Davis, Redman|
|July 14||Michael Lange, Redman|
|July 21||Peter Lauer, Redman|
|Michael Spiller, Redman|
|September 8||Victor Nelli Jr., Redman|
|September 15||Dennis Dugan, Redman|
|September 19||Ed Bianchi (Episode 1)||The Wire (Season 3)|
|September 21||AKI Corporation, EA Canada||Def Jam: Fight for NY||Videogame|
|September 26||Steve Shill (Episode 2)||The Wire (Season 3)|
|March 15||SPEEDY, Mobb Deep||Gangsta Rapperz||Guest feature|
|April 19||Junior M.A.F.I.A.||Nothing Wrong|
|September 13||J-Ro||It Don't Stop|
|September 16||Jim Gillespie, Agnes Bruckner||Venom||Film|
|December 6||Ashanti||Still On It||Guest feature|
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. "They got niggas on that album Big would have never rocked with," Meth said of the album. "Musically, I ain't fuckin' with Puff Daddy". He also brought up the fact that he was the only other rapper that Biggie chose to have on his debut album Ready to Die. He was featured on the track "The What".
Previously, Diddy had been one of the executive producers for Method Man's 2004 album Tical 0: The Prequel, to which Meth later voiced his displeasure on the final product. From then on, he focused on production from within the Clan and its closely tied collaborators.
in 2006, Method Man had a personal and publicized conflict with TV talk show host Wendy Williams on The Breakdown, an internet show on Onloq.com. Williams talked on air about Method Man's wife 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.
Wendy Williams also reported rumors that Method Man had even been having an affair with his wife's doctor. Method Man first heard of this while in recording sessions in Los Angeles.
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."
In 2006, Method Man appeared on the MTV reality game show Yo Momma in the first episode of Season 1.
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."
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. 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 contributed 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 into his record label.
|April 13||Bryan Spicer (Episode 20)||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Season 6)||TV series|
|June 27||Stacy Title, Snoop Dogg||Hood of Horror||Film|
|August 29||-||Def Jam: Fight for NY - The Takeover||Videogame|
|-||4:21...The Day After||Album|
|November 26||Brad Anderson (Episode 11)||The Wire (Season 4)||TV series|
|December 3||Joe Chapelle (Episode 12)|
|December 10||Ernest Dickerson (Episode 13)|
In early May 2007, Method Man's camp leaked the street single "New York New York" which became a popular track on the internet.
On March 27, 2007, Redman confirmed on BET's Rap City: Tha Bassment that a sequel to How High is currently being written.
In an April 10, 2007 Onion A.V. Club interview, Redman hinted that there would be a second collaborative album with Method Man, with work beginning in midsummer or early September.
|December 4||Jonathan Kaplan||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||TV series|
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, fueling rumors of a Blackout! sequel coming soon. 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 first quarter of 2009, with a new release date of May 19, 2009.
|January 6||Joe Chappelle (Episode 1)||The Wire (Season 5)||TV series|
|January 20||Scott and Joy Kecken (Episode 3)|
|January 25||Jason Friedberg, Carmen Electra||Meet the Spartans||Film|
|January 27||Dan Attlas (Episode 4)||The Wire (Season 5)||TV series|
|February 10||Seith Mann (Episode 6)|
|March 2||Joe Chappelle (Episode 9)|
|March 6||EA Chicago||Def Jam: Icon||Videogame|
|March 9||Clark Johnson (Episode 10)||The Wire (Season 5)||TV series|
|July 3||Jonathan Levine, Ben Kingsley||The Wackness||Film|
|August 14||Bronwen Hughes (Episode 6)||Burn Notice (Season 2)||TV series|
|September 9||LL Cool J||5 Boroughs||Guest feature|
|December 9||EPMD||Never Defeat 'Em|
Bun B confirmed that he guest starred on Blackout! 2 – in April 2009, a single was released titled "City Lights", produced by Nasty Kutt Also producers such as Erick Sermon, Rockwilder and Pete Rock announced their presence on the album.
The duo has finished their Still High tour with Termanalogy, the Alchemist, and Evidence of Dilated Peoples.
In the early 2000s Clifford began a career in acting. He has had recurring roles in critically acclaimed television shows such as HBO's Oz as Tug Daniels, HBO's The Wire in which he plays Prop Joe's nephew Cheese, The Twilight Zoneand CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. He and Redman hosted a pilot on MTV called Stung. He has made numerous appearances as himself on TV shows such as Mind of Mencia and Chappelle's Show.
Clifford portrays Drops on CSI, a wealthy Las Vegas party promoter who clashes with the CSI team, specifically investigator Nick Stokes, in their investigations involving his clubs or entourage. His first appearance on CSI as Dropswas in the 2006 episode "Poppin' Tags". He resumed the role in the 2007 episode "Big Shots" and again in the 2008 episode "Drops Out".
His first prominent role came in 1998 with the film Belly along with fellow rappers Nas and DMX. He has since added many credits to his name, including roles in the films Garden State, One Eight Seven, and many others, with starring roles in the feature films such as How High and Soul Plane. 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. In 2005, Method Man had a cameo in the horror movie Venom, where he played a deputy who is killed shortly into the movie. He also appeared in the 2008 movies The Wackness and Meet the Spartans.
Method Man stars in the episode "Snitch" of Law & Order SVU as the main antagonist. The episode was first broadcast December 4, 2007.
Method Man has made an appearance in the Def Jam series of video games. In Fight for NY he voiced Blaze, one of the main characters. In Icon, he voiced Gooch, a major character in the storyline. In Def Jam: Underground, He voiced Meth, one of the major characters. He made a guest appearance in the music video for the 2003 "If I Ain't Got You" by Alicia Keys, where he played the role of her boyfriend. 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.
Method Man has fallen back from pursuing more acting roles after the situation with his sitcom on Fox left a bad taste in his mouth, and now mostly just acts if the project is being handled by a friend of his, as was the case with CSI and The Wire. He also played an arsonist and a wealthy executive as well as main antagonist in an episode of the FOX TV show The Good Guys.
Method Man appears as a hip hop business mogul in an episode of Burn Notice.
Method Man had a cameo appearance in the 1997 film Cop Land, as a physically violent fleeing criminal who 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.
On May 17, 2007, Method Man was captured in New York City for marijuana allegations. 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." 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. He reached a plea agreement to perform community service including rapping to young kids about the dangers of drugs.
On October 5, 2009, Method Man was arrested at his home in Staten Island for income tax violations. He was accused of failing to file income tax returns for the state of New York between 2004 and 2007 and owes nearly $33,000 in taxes. On June 28, 2010, Method Man pleaded guilty to tax evasion and was sentenced to a conditional discharge and paid a $106,000.00 fine.
|February 17||N.A.S.A., E-40||N.A.S.A. Music||Guest feature|
|May 19||Redman||Blackout! 2||Album|
|March 30||Raekwon, Ghostface Killah||Wu-Massacre||Album|
|June 30||William Kaufman, Johnny Strong||Sinners and Saints||Film|
|October 22||Tate Donovan (Episode 14)||The Good Guys (Season 1)||TV series|
Crystal Meth is to be Method Man's upcoming fifth and final studio album. The album has no confirmed release date. The Crystal Methalbum was first announced before Method Man began working on his and Redman's second collaboration album, Blackout! 2, during which time it was tentatively titled The Crystal Method. In the liner notes of that album, it was given a scheduled release date for 2009. The album, however, was further postponed until it was later mentioned in an MTV interview it would be released in early 2010. 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 interview with The Come Up Show following a recent performance in Canada in April 2011, Method Man replied with this regarding his current '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."
On October 5, 2011, a new single from Method Man, entitled "World Gone Sour (The Lost Kids)", was released on iTunes.
Method Man plays a small role in the 2011 film The Sitter starring Jonah Hill.
Method Man plays the lead in the 2011 film The Mortician.
Method Man plays the lead in the upcoming film Lucky Number.
|February 8||Michael Zinberg (Episode 13)||The Good Wife (Season 2)||TV series|
|December 9||David Gordon Green, Jonah Hill||The Sitter||Film|
In 2012, he played crewman "Sticks" in George Lucas' movie Red Tails about the Tuskegee airmen. In July 2012, he confirmed that the album will come out in 2013 & will be produced by RZA, although he has also stated that RZA would not entirely produce the album, but instead be just one of a few producers which includes RZA, Erick Sermon, Rockwilder, and some new younger producers such as Diggilo. He also expressed a desire to work with Odd Future frontman Tyler, The Creator.
|January 11||Anthony Hemingway, Nate Parker||Red Tails||Film|
Throughout 2013, Method Man worked on material for Crystal Meth and significantly worked on the Wu-Tang Clan's sixth studio album, A Better Tomorrow. He also toured with Redman throughout the year.
In 2014, he voiced Phantasm, who is the primary antagonist on the FX animated comedy Chozen. 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.
|January 13||Grant Dekernion (Episode 1)||Chozen||TV series|
|January 20||Grant Dekernion (Episode 2)|
|January 27||Brian Ash (Episode 3)|
|January 30||Drita D'Avanzo (Episode 9)||Mob Wives (Season 4)|
|February 3||Christian Lander (Episode 4)||Chozen|
|February 24||Willie Block & Jake Emanuel (Episode 5)|
|March 3||Brian Ash (Episode 6)|
|March 10||Shelby Fero (Episode 7)|
|March 17||Ryan Shiraki (Episode 8)|
|March 24||Mike Rowe (Episode 9)|
|March 31||Christian Lander (Episode 10)|
|September 11||Tom McCarthy||The Cobbler||Film|
|November 10||Matt Earl Beesley (Episode 8)||Scorpion (Season 1)||TV series|
However, Method Man released The Meth Lab as a mixtape album through Tommy Boy on August 21, 2015. Crystal Meth was again said to drop in August 2016 but as of early 2017 still hasn't been released. He is also working on a third collaboration with Redman titled Blackout! 3 and their sequel movie How High 2.
|March 15||Judd Apatow, Amy Schumer||Trainwreck||Film|
|April 21||Amy Schumer (Episode 1)||Inside Amy Schumer (Season 3)||TV series|
|April 24||John Behring (Episode 21)||Blue Bloods (Season 5)|
|May 1||David M. Barrett (Episode 22)|
|June 30||Rhys Thomas, Graham Phillips||Staten Island Summer||Film|
|August 21||-||The Meth Lab||Album|
In 2016, he played himself in Difficult People, Marvel's Luke Cage and Paterson. He also played the role of "Cheddar" in the comedy Keanu.
|January 4||Seith Mann, Wood Harris||The Breaks||Film|
|March 13||Peter Atencio, Jordan Peele||Keanu|
|May 16||Jim Jamusch, Adam Driver||Paterson|
|August 23||Jeffrey Walker (Episode 8)||Difficult People (Season 2)||TV series|
|September 30||Phil Abraham (Episode 12)||Luke Cage (Season 1)|
In 2017, he became the host of the series Drop the Mic on TBS based on the popular recurring segment on The Late Late Show with James Corden. He was also a recurring character in the HBO show The Deuce.
In 2017 he became the co-host (with Hailey Baldwin) of a celebrity Battle rap show Drop the Mic 0
|February 3||John Behring (Episode 14)||Blue Bloods (Season 7)||TV series|
|February 20||Rashaad Ernesto Green (Episode 1)||The Breaks (Season 1)|
|February 27||Rashaad Ernesto Green (Episode 2)|
|March 20||Neema Barnette (Episode 5)|
|March 28||John Singleton (Episode 1)||Rebel (Season 1)|
|April 3||Seith Mann (Episode 7)||The Breaks (Season 1)|
|April 4||Carl Seaton (Episode 2)||Rebel (Season 1)|
|April 10||Seith Mann (Episode 8)||The Breaks (Season 1)|
|April 11||Carl Seaton (Episode 3)||Rebel (Season 1)|
|April 18||Salli Richardson (Episode 4)|
|April 25||Salli Richardson (Episode 5)|
|May 2||Sheldon Candis (Episode 6)|
|May 9||Sheldon Candis (Episode 7)|
|May 16||Jeffrey W. Byrd (Episode 8)|
|May 23||Jeffrey W. Byrd (Episode 9)|
|October 8||Uta Briesewitz (Episode 5)||The Deuce (Season 1)|
|October 15||Roxann Dawson (Episode 6)|
|October 20||Scott Zabielski, Andrew Bachelor||Where's the Money?||Film|
|October 22||James Franco (Episode 7)||The Deuce (Season 1)||TV series|
|October 24||Halle Berry, James Corden, Anthony Anderson, Usher (Episode 1)||Drop the Mic (Season 1)|
|October 31||James Van Der Beek, Randall Park, Gina Rodriguez, Rob Gronkowski (Episode 2)|
|November 7||Niecy Nash, Cedric the Entertainer, Liam Payne, Jason Derulo (Episode 3)|
|November 14||Tony Hale, Timothy Simons, Rascal Flatts, Boyz II Men (Episode 4)|
|November 21||Nicole Scherzinger, Lil Rel Howery, Charlie Puth, Backstreet Boys (Episode 5)|
|November 28||Vanessa Hudgens, Michael Bennett, James Corden, Nicole Richie (Episode 6)|
|December 5||Mayim Bialik, Kunal Nayyar, Ashley Tisdale, Nick Lachey (Episode 7)|
|December 12||Wayne Brady, Jake Owen, Kenny G, Richard Marx (Episode 8)|
|December 19||David Arquette, Brian Tyree Henry, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Chrissy Metz (Episode 9)|
|December 26||Pentatonix, Bell Biv DeVoe, Padma Lakshmi, Randy Jackson (Episode 10)|
|January 9||Danielle Fishel, Jonathan Lipnicki, Shania Twain, Meghan Trainor (Episode 11)||Drop the Mic (Season 1)||TV series|
|April 15||Shaquille O'Neal, Ken Jeong, Jerry Springer, Ricki Lake (Episode 1)||Drop the Mic (Season 2)|
|April 22||Odell Beckham Jr., Shawn Mendes, Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer (Episode 2)|
|April 29||Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Terry Crews, Luis Fonsi (Episode 3)|
|May 6||Marlon Wayans, Jay Pharoah, Lindsey Vonn, Gus Kenworthy (Episode 4)|
|May 13||Darren Criss, Gaten Matarazzo, Chandler Riggs, Chad Coleman (Episode 5)|
|May 20||Taye Diggs, Karrueche Tran, Jodie Sweetin, Mark McGrath (Episode 6)|
|May 27||Hanson, Sam Richardson, Shaggy, Matthew Lillard (Episode 7)|
|June 3||Michael K. Williams, Trevor Jackson, James Corden, Dr. Phil McGraw (Episode 8)|
|June 10||WWE Superstars, GLOW, Laila Ali, Chris Jericho (Episode 9)|
|June 17||Luis Guzman, Gabriel Iglesias, Tove Lo, Charli XCX (Episode 10)|