There are many MC's in Hip-Hop's history that might not ever fully receive the props and due deference for unknown reasons. One of Wu-Tang's elite lyrical generals and Grammy Award Winning MC (for "All I Need" with Mary J Blige), "Method Man" is often not appreciated fully for his invaluable contributions to Hip-Hop's culture. "Clifford Smith" who is often referred to as Meth or Tical originates from the "Shaolin" land of the Park Hill Projects of Staten Island, New York where his fellow Wu conglomerates Raekwon, Inspectah Deck and Cappadonna also hail from as well.
Upon being recruited into the elite lyrical collective of the Wu-Tang clan, Meth would immediately make his presence felt on the crew's debut album, "Enter The 36 Chambers" by delivering unforgettable verses on the tracks, "Protect Ya Neck", "Shame On A Nigga", "C.R.E.A.M.", "Da Mystery of Chessboxin'" and "Method Man". The same year the clan's debut work released, Meth was the first of the Wu members to release his solo album, "Tical" that was mainly produced by Wu-Tang's producer, "RZA" providing multiple gritty and dark musical landscapes that meshed harmoniously with Meth's concisely sharp and aggressive rhyming style. Meth's solo career would skyrocket simultaneously with Wu-Tang's success as a group as Enter The 36 Chambers and Tical would both be received at an exceptionally high level commercially and on an underground level appropriately. Meth would continue to deliver high-quality lyrical content as a solo artist along with his Wu generals until 1999 when he joined forces with a Wu affiliate and New Jersey native MC, "Redman" to deliver the seminal Hip-Hop album, "Blackout!". This album would bring out arguably some of Meth's best lyrical work on tracks such as, "Da Rockwilder", "4 Seasons", "1,2,1,2" and "Mi Casa".
Meth's talent exceeds far beyond Hip-Hop's arena due to his acting prowess by starring and appearing in the Hip-Hop cult classic movies, "How High" and "Belly", along with a guest appearance in the "Netflix Original: Marvel's Luke Cage". Method Man lately has been trying to get RZA back in the studio one more time to make one last magical album with the legendary Wu-Tang producer for his possible last album, "Crystal Meth".