Raised in the Stapleton Projects on the isle of Shaolin (Staten Island), Method Man found worldwide success with the Wu-Tang Clan. His hype delivery, gravelly flow and weeded humor soon made him a fan favorite, and in 1994 he released his solo debut (the first of countless Wu-related albums) Tical. An undisputed classic, the album showcased Meth's wild man charisma and his gushing mic skills. Several singles hit the charts, including a duet with Mary J Blige called "You're All I Need." He's dropped a slew of cameos since then, acted in several films (Copland, Black And White), and coined the extremely popular phrase "John Blaze." In 1998 he released his second solo album Tical 2: Judgment Day, followed one year later by Blackout! with his comical cohort Redman. In 2001, following the release of two more Wu-Tang LPs, Meth and Redman starred in the weed comedy "How High." Three years later, the two had their own self-titled sitcom on Fox, and Method Man released his long-awaited third album Tical 0: The Prequel.