1990s Rapper Method Man Now A Bodybuilder - Video'd Lifting 435 Pounds!

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1990s hip hop icon Method Man is now embarking on a new career - as a bodybuilder and powerlifter.

Method Man, or "Meth" as he's often called, started working out a few years ago. But recently, he's stepped it up a notch. And now he's lifting real heavyweight.

See the above video of the rapper deadlifting 435 pounds. It's particularly impressive given that Meth weighs only about 210 pounds himself, so he's deadlifting twice his bodyweight.

Method Man, real name Clifford Smith Jr. is a rapper, record producer, and actor. He is known as a member of the East Coast hip hop collective Wu-Tang Clan. He is also one half of the hip hop duo Method Man & Redman.

Meth won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, for "I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By", featuring American R&B singer Mary J. Blige.

Smith has also appeared in films such as 187 (1997), Belly (1998), How High (2001), Garden State (2004), The Wackness (2008), Venom (2005), Red Tails (2012), Keanu (2016), and The Cobbler (2014). 

On television, he and frequent collaborator, fellow East Coast rapper Redman, co-starred on the short-lived Fox sitcom Method & Red. He has also had recurring roles in three HBO series, as Tug Daniels in Oz, Melvin "Cheese" Wagstaff in The Wire, and Rodney in The Deuce. Method Man also appears in the TBS comedy The Last O.G.