Sunday, September 16, 2007

Method Man - Texas Union - September 26, 2007

From the acl fest hang over department... Thanks to Raul for letting us know about Method Man performing at the Texas Union on Sept. 26th.

However, you will need to get your tix this Wednesday, Sept. 19th @ 8:00am SHARP!

Wish I was a student again... can someone get me a ticket?

More details here.

Passes will be distributed at 8:00 am sharp on Wednesday, September 19th for Method Man which is taking place on Wednesday, September 26th at 8:00 pm in the Texas Union Ballroom. Come to the fourth floor of the Texas Union and be sure to have your Student or Staff I.D. You may receive up to 2 tickets per I.D., however YOU MAY NOT USE SOMEONE ELSE'S I.D. OR MULTIPLE I.Ds. These passes only guarantee you a place in line--admission is not guaranteed. Passes are free.

More info:

Clifford Smith (born April 1, 1971), better known by his stage name Method Man, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and member of the hip hop collective, Wu-Tang Clan. He has appeared in films and TV shows such as CSI, How High, The Wire, Garden State, and Soul Plane, among others. He took his stage name from the 1979 film The Fearless Young Boxer, also known as Method Man. His name also refers to the slang "method", meaning marijuana in his native Staten Island. He is one half of the rap duo Method Man & Redman.

Method Man was born in Hempstead, New York but moved back and forth between Staten Island and Hempstead during his teenage years because his parents got divorced. In an apparent precursor to his career in hip hop, he was introduced both to playing drums and to poetry by his father. Fans of Method Man often refer to him by the shorthand nickname "Meth"; the man himself has self-applied a variety of nicknames, the most common being variations of "Johnny Blaze."

Not only was Meth interested in music, he was also fascinated by comic books and particularly Ghost Rider, a fascination which manifested itself years later in several of his many rap aliases.

His pre-hip hop life was mostly split between drug dealing and low-paid jobs (including a stint working at the Statue Of Liberty, along with future Wu-Tang colleague U-God). He has often spoken out against the ways of his past and regrets having gotten involved in the world of dealing drugs.

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