They say those who can do, and those who cannot teach. That's certainly not the case with Method Man, who has had a two-decade career in hip-hop as a solo artist, a member of the Wu-Tang Clan and a star on TV and in movies. The Grammy-winner will take his knowledge to New York City's The Learning Annex to teach a class called "The Laws of Success" at the end of the month. For the low price of $44.95 (plus a $13.50 registration fee), you can sit in a classroom with Professor Method Man and hear him present his secrets for achieving and maintaining success (though prospective students should probably ignore his tax advice).
"In this special Learning Annex event, [Method Man] is going to give you the inside scoop on making your dream a reality," says the explanation of the class on the official Web site. "From acting to agents, from dubbing to demos, from publishing to producing a commercial sound while staying true to your artistic vision, Method Man will answer your questions and give you tips on how he made it big."
Hip-hop is unkind to those who dare to age, but Meth is part of an elite group of people who have maintained consistent success over time (a club that includes fellow Wu-Tanger RZA, Jay-Z, Diddy and LL Cool J), mostly because of diversification. In Meth's case, he has scored big at every level: He scored a Grammy (for his Mary J. Blige collaboration "I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By"), put out one of the most critically-acclaimed solo albums of all time (his debut Tical), had a network television hit with "Method and Red" and delivered stellar performances in the historically excellent HBO series "Oz" and "The Wire."
There are still spots available for the class if you're in the New York area. There is only a single event listed, though perhaps if this class goes well, Method Man will be making more appearances in educational circles. (After all, he managed to pull it off in "How High.")
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