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Drop the Mic Host Bios

Drop the Mic Hosts Bios

 

Method Man

Method Man, or Cliff Smith, is an actor, Grammy Award-winning hip hop artist, and a member of the hip hop collective Wu-Tang Clan. 

He made his acting debut in the film “One Eight Seven,” with Samuel L. Jackson, followed by “Cop Land,” with Sylvester Stallone and Peter Berg, and the urban drama “Belly.”  His growing list of film credits goes on to include “How High,” “Soul Plane,” “Garden State,” “The Wackness,” “The Sitter,” “Red Tails,” “Staten Island Summer,” “The Cobbler”, “Trainwreck.” and “Keanu” and Jim Jarmusch’s “Paterson”.  Recently he filmed two anticipated independents, “Future World” starring James Franco and Milla Jovovich and “Where’s the Money” introducing internet star King Bach and also starring Terry Crews and Mike Epps.

Smith broke into television with a recurring role on the acclaimed HBO prison series “Oz.”  He has since had recurring roles on another HBO hit, “The Wire,” as well as “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” and “Blue Bloods.”  In addition, he has guest starred on such series as “The Good Wife,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Burn Notice”, “Scorpion" and the Netflix hit "Luke Cage.”

This Fall 2017, Smith has a reoccurring role on HBO’s “The Deuce,” with Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Franco and earlier this year reoccurred on VH1’s talked about “The Breaks” as well as BET’s drama “Rebel” for Filmmaker John Singleton. 

Behind the scenes, Smith created a television series for FOX that became “Method & Red,” which aired in 2004.  He followed up with his directorial debut: “The Strip Game,” a documentary on exotic dancers, released by Lionsgate, which had enormous digital success.  He still tours with Wu Tang and his long-time rap partner Redman whenever he can.

 

Hailey Baldwin

Hailey Baldwin has quickly established herself as one of the most sought after models of her generation and, with over 10 million followers on Instagram, is making a name for herself on and off the runway.

After receiving her big break courtesy of a LOVE magazine editorial feature photographed by Solve Sundsbo she also appeared in the publication’s annual advent calendar video series. Since then she has appeared on the runways for such designers as Elie Saab, Dolce & Gabbana, Tory Burch, Prabal, Zadig and Voltaire, Sonia Rykiel, Off White, Julien McDonald, and Jeremy Scott.

Additional print credits include Vogue (both American and international editions such as Italian and Japanese), W, Wonderland, iD, V Magazine, GQ, Paper, Interview, Self Service, among others. She has appeared on numerous covers such as Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar (Spain, Australia and Turkey), the Sunday Times, Lui, Odda, and Remix, and has shot with acclaimed photographers including Mario Testino, Willy Vanderpere, Santiago and Mauricio, Cass Bird, and Karl Lagerfeld. Baldwin has starred in campaigns for Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply, H&M, Guess and Sass and Bide.

In addition to her runway and editorial work, Baldwin has collaborated on collections with Model Co Cosmetics and Public Desire Shoes and is currently a spokesperson for Loreal Professional.

Next up, Baldwin and music icon Method Man will co-host TBS's “Drop the Mic,” the new comedic music series from executive producers James Corden, Ben Winston and Jensen Karp. The celebrity battle rap competition is based on the enormously popular segment from the Emmy®-winning series The Late Late Show with James Corden. “Drop the Mic” will premiere Fall 2017.

Most recently, Baldwin landed the coveted number one spot on Maxim’s annual “Hot 100” list and was featured on their June/ July 2017 cover.

Off-duty, Baldwin, a former ballerina (she trained for over a dozen years) enjoys taking in New York City Ballet, as well as American Ballet Theatre, performances; She cites Misty Copeland as her favorite dancer.