Method Man: The Return of Clifford Smith
Just Cliff, runnin' round the island slanging and jackin' motherfu*kas...you know doing the everyday struggle to keep ahead of the po-po.He brought a unique lyrical style to the debut on Wu Tang's 1993 "Enter the Wu Tang (36 Chambers)"...He's one of the mad monks of the Wu...he's Clifford Smith also known to the world as Johnny Blaze, Meth Tical and of course Method Man.
Whether he's handlin' business as a founding member of one of Hip Hop's most well-known groups, clownin' and blowin' with his mans Redman, collabin' with Mary or guest starring on "Oz", "The Wire" and the new Snoop film "Soul Plane"...Meth has become a household name.
"I'm out to do all of that, son." says Meth as a haze of pure ganja smoke floats through the room as he counts off his goals on his fingers. "Hip Hop...got that. Movies...got that...Clothing line...Johnny Blaze, got that. The most important thing for me is remaining me...not just Meth...but, Clifford Smith. Because their was Hip Hop, before there was a Wu Tang...there was Cliff But, feel me son...Clifford and Method Man are one and the same. I'm that same nigga from Staten Island who's on 'Forever', 'The W', 'Iron Flag', getting by with Mary, blackening eyes and busting funny bones with Red and putting down judgement on "Tical 2000".
He once said he brings the pain and with this new album "Tical 0: The Prequel", Meth is looking to take it back to the day of the quick jackmove. "I called it the Prequel because my second CD was from 'Judgement Day'. Nothing can come back to judgement day all you can do is to come back to the beginning After five years silent, it's time again. I got a big ass family in the Wu Tang and everybody needs they time to shine. I got my real family too in my wife and three kids so poppa Meth gotta stack that paper for lil man, it's time to handle business. Though I