Method Man (born Clifford Smith, 1971) – He’s the youngest member of the Wu-Tang Clan and was the first to release a Wu-Tang solo album with Tical, his career went on to become the most successful in the group, while maintaining an underground rep. His career is highlighted by platinum sales and a Grammy for I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need to Get By with Mary J. Blige. He is recognized by his distinct voice and smooth, yet “grimy” flow. He has also had a significant acting career with many film and television credits to his name, most notably the popular series, The Wire, where he portrayed the character of Cheese Wagstaff, the lieutenant of drug lord Proposition Joe. He also acted in the comedy film How High and the sitcom Method & Red, both co-starring with Redman, with whom he also made an album in 1999 titled Blackout! as well as the 2009 sequel Blackout! 2. Method Man’s friendship with The Notorious B.I.G. is credited for preventing more heat between Biggie, Raekwon and Ghostface.