The former Wu-Tang member is worth an estimated $20 million.
He is a member of the Wu-Tang Clan, and he also conducts a solo career in collaboration with other rappers such as Redman.
Method Man had a delicate childhood with the separation of his parents. He was quickly attracted by hip hop, but also by comics, especially Ghost Rider, and this passion will be felt later in the choice of his stagename or in the making of his video clips. He dragged his teenage years between odd jobs and drug trafficking. After becoming well known in his neighborhood for his rhymes, he joined eight friends to form the Wu-Tang Clan in the early 1990s.
From their first album Wu-Tang, Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers, Method Man has the privilege of rapping alone on a whole song. Method Man is noticed for the first time on the refrain of the mythical “C.R.E.A.M.” (Cash Rules Everything Around Me). The first solo album of Method Man, Tical, released in 1994 has sold more than one million copies and includes the hit “Bring The Pain”. He then collaborated with Mary J. Blige and Redman for a series of hits, including “All I Need”, before recording the second album with Wu-Tang, Wu-Tang Forever.
In 1998, Method Man released his second solo album Tical 2000: Judgment Day, which was heavily influenced by the apocalyptic theories surrounding the end of the millennium, and featured many guests including Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, Chris Rock, Mobb Deep, Redman.
In 1999, Method Man took part in the Hard Knock Life Tour with Jay-Z, DMX, Ja Rule, Redman, … The documentary On / Off traces some moments of this tour of 54 dates in the United States. Method Man then recorded an album with Redman titled Blackout!. He has since collaborated on the albums of many artists, including the French group IAM and the title “Noble Art”, on the album Revoir une printemps.
On the rock side, he collaborates twice with Limp Bizkit on “N2Gether” and “Rollin”. To remember the good old days of R&B, he remakes a duet with Mary J. Blige on “Love @ First Sight” and remix her first hit “Bring The Pain” on Under Construction by Missy Elliott.
More recently, Method Man embarked on an acting career. He appeared in the film Belly alongside Nas and DMX, How High a comedy with Redman, while continuing to record with the Wu-Tang. In 2004, he released his third album, Tical Ø: The Prequel, featuring the single “What’s Happenin” with Busta Rhymes. This album is a commercial failure but a musical success.
Two years after Tical 0: The Prequel, Method Man returns with his highly anticipated new and fifth studio album, titled 4:21 The Day After, in the USA August 29, 2006 on Def Jam. Directed with the participation of Lauryn Hill, “Say” is the first single from 4:21 … The Day After. In “Say”, Method Man criticizes critics, unfaithful fans and detractors who disrespect him and his colleagues of the Wu Tang Clan.
In 4:21 … The Day After, Method Man declares to concentrate more on the lyrics than in its previous albums.
Recently, Method Man reconciled with the other members of the Wu-Tang Clan. The proof of this assertion is the production of 8 Diagrams. This 5th album is also the occasion to pay tribute to Ol’Dirty Bastard, who died of a heart attack in November 2004.
The Blackout 2 album was released on May 19, 2009, with DJ Premier, Erick Sermon, Gilla House, Rocwilder, DJ Scratch and Bun B, Erick Sermon, Saukrates, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Poo Bear, Keith Murray, Ready Roc, Streetlife and more. This album was released on Def Jam records.
So how much is Method Man Worth?
The actor, record producer and rapper has an estimated net worth of $20 million.