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Clifford Smith, 1 April 1971, Staten Island, New York, USA. Smith rose to acclaim as one of the leading members of Staten Islands hip-hop collective, Wu-Tang Clan. Adopting the Method Man moniker, his smoky, flowing vocals were a prominent feature of 1993s landmark debut Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). His own Tical set, released the following year, was the first in a glut of Wu-Tang Clan solo product. Produced by associate RZA, the albums drug-infused atmosphere was perfectly complemented by Method Mans laid-back delivery. The album debuted at US number 4 in December, while the single Bring The Pain broke into the national Top 50 the same month. The following year Method Man was involved in two highly successful collaborations. His Grammy-winning duet with Mary J. Blige on Ill Be There For You/Youre All I Need To Get By was a US number 3 hit in June, and was followed by the How...