Stayout "Ey yo, shut up and listen man! A'ight, Crow wants you to stay out of his articles B. That's it. Or we gonna give you a dirtnap!"
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Method Man as Gooch

Also Known As Blaze
Voiced By Himself
Crew D-Mob
Staten Island Crew (DJFFNYTT)
Appears in Def Jam Vendetta
Def Jam: Fight For NY
Def Jam Fight for NY: The Takeover
Def Jam: Icon
Venue Hangout Da Bridge (DJV)
Club 357 (DJFFNY)
Fighting Style Wrestling (DJFFNY)
Ghetto Blaster (DJI)
Strengths Upper-body power
Lower-body power
Blazin' Move (s) Methalize (Front)
Method 2 Madness (Rear)
The Prequel (DJFFNY)
Default Fight Song 1 Da Rockwilder by Method Man and Redman (DJI)
Default Fight Song 2 F**k Da Security by Redman (DJI)
"A'ight y'all! Who wanna see me break this kid up! Right now!"
—Method Man

Method Man is featured fighter in the Def Jam series and he is a main character in Def Jam Fight for NY and Def Jam Icon.


Method Man is great on the mic, hot on the stage, and cool on the big screen. He is on top of the rap scene with a lyrical style that is instantly recognizable and an irreverent sense of humor on screen. He's come a long way from the projects on Staten Island when a group of friends teamed together to unleash one of the most influential hip hop acts of its time, the Wu-Tang Clan. Since then, Method Man has become an unstoppable rapper, holding it down with the Wu on the group's three subsequent albums (1997's Wu Tang Forever, 2000's The W, and 2002's Iron Flag). His solo joints include '94's Tical and '98's Tical 2000: Judgment Day. His latest album, Tical 0: The Prequel features the hit single "What's Happenin".

Role in Def Jam Vendetta

Method Man's role is minor in Def Jam Vendetta compared to later installments. The protagonist and Manny fights Method Man alongside Redman in a championship tag team match at Da Bridge.

Role in Def Jam Fight For NY

Method Man plays as Blaze, D-Mob's consigliere, in Def Jam: Fight For NY. Blaze is logical and extremely loyal, and as such, believes in thinking things through before taking action. In Story Mode, Blaze is highly skeptical of Hero when D-Mob brings him into his crew at the beginning of the game. Fortunately as the game goes on, Hero is quickly befriended by and taken under the wing of Blaze. During a meeting, Blaze is assigned by D-Mob to challenge Crack in a cage match. Unfortunately, Crack becomes the victor in the outcome. After D-Mob, Blaze and Hero are attacked by Crow's Crew, that ended with D-Mob being incarcerated. Blaze becomes the acting leader in D-Mob's place and uses Hero and Doc as his only reputable fighters to take all of Crow's clubs in retaliation. When Hero is forced to regain all Crow's clubs back, Blaze angrily takes the pendant that D-Mob has given to the player away from him. Blaze is later seen being brutally beaten by Magic, Hero is ordered to finish him off. He refused to do so and knocked out WC. He and Blaze then battle Crack and Magic in a 2v2 match. After the fight, Hero and Blaze rush over to an abandoned factory, where his girlfriend is held hostage by Sticky, who is about to set the entire building on fire. After the outcome, Hero and Blaze confront Crow at his headquarters, backed up by Crack and WC, whose respect they earned, and the remainder of D-Mob's crew, whom Blaze had cleared Hero's good name with. As a rumble breaks out with Crow's gang, Hero rushes to face Crow in a final showdown. After a Window Match, Crow is defeated, and thrown out the window by Hero. Blaze comes in and commends him on his victory and then hands the pendant he took from him before. Blaze then notices the cop sirens and encourages Hero that they should leave the area, but Hero tells him to go ahead and he'll "just be a minute".

Role in Def Jam Fight For NY: The Takeover

If you haven't selected his crew, Blaze is the leader of the Staten island Crew as he is the last member to defeat before the takeover of Staten island.

If fighting for the Staten Island Crew, Blaze will be the final opponent to defeat to become the new O.G. at The Bunker.

Role in Def Jam Icon

Playa and Gooch grew up together, but their lives took different paths in their late teens. Playa pursued New York and his industry career while Gooch hit the road to see what he could see of the world. He is Playa's most reliable partner in this story. He’s more apt to throw down and face a conflict directly than to search for any strategic alternate routes. He’s genuine, reacting from the heart, and he knows enough not to get overwhelmed when things get complicated. He encourages Playa to take direct action while others might suggest more passive, peaceful routes.

During later events in "Build a Label" Mode, Gooch (Method Man) sends a message saying that he's on his way to meet him. After fighting Greer, Playa returns to his previous home with Gooch, who suggests that they escape New York City. However, Playa insists that they are staying put to deal with Troy Dollar and Wheatly. After Playa has been set up and injured by Wheatly and buried alive by Greer. Playa regains consciousness again, and finds himself being dug up by Gooch, who tells him that he got Wheatly's confessions on tape. While Gooch carries Playa, he loses consciousness again. Afterwards, Gooch brings him to a doctor named Dr. Chang (James Hong). Since Playa is injured, he cannot be used, and the player fights one of the artists he rejected in the past as Gooch, in order to convince him to hand over a disc of his latest material. After the surgery, Gooch is surprised at Playa's new look, and asks Dr. Chang what he can do about his "crooked ass nose". He then asks him the price for the surgery, and Chang informs them that their friend already paid. Suddenly, Rush (Russell Simmons) walks into the room, to Playa's surprise. Playa then finds out that Rush was the unknown sender. Rush then urges Playa to use his new face to start a new life, but Gooch insists that he should use it to hit back at Platinum, using the tape to his advantage. Gooch is last seen in the final cutscene in the game where he, Playa, Mayra Veronica and Christine Dolce can be seen talking in the club, Greer and Jacobson can be heard talking over the phone in the background. Towards the end of the conversation, where Jacobson instructs Greer to find out who the new player is, Wink can be seen extending his hand to the player, before the scene goes into the game's closing credits.


Def Jam Vendetta


  • "A'ight y'all! Who wanna see me break this kid up! Right now!"
  • "Bring it on!"
  • "What happen partna? You was the man a couple of minutes ago?!"

Story Mode

  • Method Man: "Hey, yo Red!"
    Redman: "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah whatup?!?"
    Method Man: "You see what I see?"
    Redman: "Yeah, I see what you see!!! I see a fool who about to get his ass kicked!!!" - Method Man and Redman's special tag team intro in story mode.
  • Method Man: "Damn shame. DAMN SHAME!"​​ ​
    Redman: "Hey, yo Meth! I think you've broke his vocal cords. Hey yo! He ain't sayin' nothin' right now!"

Def Jam Fight For NY

Story Mode

  • Oh Snap! D-Mob! Yo, we thought you was...!
  • Hey! At least we're still around. Who knows what people are thinking after that shit you pulled man." - Referring to D-Mob shooting Manny
  • Okay, Okay, look. We've got to count up our soldiers and put em on the streets now. So is this guy in or out?
  • "Remember man, we don't know shit about this guy. No offence." - Talking about Hero
  • "Mmm Mmm, sure are some fine looking thangs thangs in here tonight boy!" - Referring to the ladies at The Limit.
  • "Every eyes on you partna. You da man! So, who you gonna take home, huh?"
  • "Hey yo, it's Blaze man. How it go with that honey last night? Haha, hit me back." - Message to Hero if he defeats Nyne at The Limit.
  • "Hey man, it's Blaze! What happen last night? You ain't go home with that beast did you? I swear that girl look like a foot. Woah....she not still there is she? Uh...I gotta go." - Message to Hero about Shaniqua. If he loses to Nyne.
  • "Whoa! Watch yourself, partner. Remember. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned." - When Hero starts choosing Carmen Electra or keep his current girlfriend.
  • "You got it D. I'll fold that bitch up like a old wallet." - Referring to Crack
  • "Do I look scared!? No. But I ain't stupid either. We gotta do things the right way. D-Mob's way. We take Crow's turf by beating his fighters."
  • "The ladies got good taste. Don't know what she's been doing with you, though."
  • "Still think we ain't getting to Crow?"
  • "What are you doing man? You do this, Crow take everything! Hey! What's wrong with you? I guess all that talk about loyalty and family that was bullshit huh? Should've taken this a long time ago." - Taking Hero's Pendant
  • "Yeah he never was that bright." - Defending Hero from Magic and Crack
  • "This has gotten way outta hand." - After seeing what happened to Hero's girlfriend
  • "Man that what it's all about" - Rekindling his friendship with Hero
  • "Ey yo, I think you dropped something" - Giving D-Mob's pendant back to Hero


  • "Gameday punk! And you about to take one for the team!" - Intro Quote
  • "Who got next man? I'm just getting started!" - Victory Quote
  • "Hold on, what's that smell? Did you shit your pants?"
  • "Where you going?"
  • "It's all about the money!"
  • "It stops here!"
  • "Do I make myself clear? Do you get the message?"
  • "How's ya head? You're probably focused on how much ya ass hurts!"
  • "How's ya head? Maybe you should get some aspirin!"

Def Jam Icon

Story Mode



See Method Man/Gallery


Def Jam Vendetta - Method Man

Def Jam Vendetta - Method Man

Method Man - Def Jam Fight For NY The Takeover

Method Man - Def Jam Fight For NY The Takeover


  • In the Story Mode of Def Jam Fight For NY, Blaze and Sticky were playing Def Jam Fight for NY in the opening cutscene. (The same sound effects used in the game can be heard in this cutscene).
    • On the PS2 version of the game, in the opening cutscene, Blaze and Sticky are playing video games with Dualshock controllers. On the Xbox, they're playing with Xbox controllers and on the Gamecube version, they're playing with Gamecube controllers.
  • Method Man is one of four characters, who appeared in all Def Jam Games. The others are Ghostface Killah, Ludacris, and Redman.
  • Method Man's rear blazin' move is used by Stingray in Def Jam Fight for NY.
  • In Def Jam Fight For NY, Blaze is one of two characters that has changed three costumes in the Story Mode. The other is D-Mob.
  • Method Man is one of the few veterans to have their playable status change between Vendetta and Fight For NY . In this case, he was unlockable in Vendetta but is available right from the start in Fight For NY and The Takeover. N.O.R.E.Redman and Nyne are the only other veterans to share this unique feature.
  • In the Campaign trailer for Def Jam Fight for NY, Blaze is seen using a martial arts grab even though he doesn't use it in-game.
  • Method Man and Redman are the only characters that wore sports jerseys in the Def Jam series along with Manny, Proof, and Snowman.
  • In one cutscene of Def Jam FFNY, Blaze is seen T Posing in the part where Skull punches Hero in the face for cheating his current girlfriend. However only his head is animated, not his body making it a unfinshed cutscene.
D-Mob's Crew
Leader: D-Mob
Capone · Comp · DMX · Erick Sermon · Flava Flav · Freeway · Ghostface Killah · Hero · Joe Budden · Keith Murray · Ludacris · Memphis Bleek · Method Man (Blaze) · N.O.R.E. · Redman (Doc) · Scarface · Sticky · WC
Female Members: Kimora · Shawnna
Underling(s): Teck · Chiang · Trick · House · Pockets
Formerly: Snowman
Exclusive in the Japanese Version of Def Jam Vendetta: Dabo · S-Word

Characters From Def Jam Icon
Main Characters: Playa · Curtis Carver · Troy Dollar
Crooked Cops: Wheatly · Greer · Boyd
Unsigned Artists: Big Boi · E-40 · Ghostface Killah · Jim Jones · Lil' Jon · Mike Jones · Paul Wall · Redman · Sean Paul · T.I. · The Game · Young Jeezy
Other Artists: Bun B · Fat Joe · Kano · Ludacris · Tego
Other Fighters: Big Herc · Dae Dae · Dr. Chang · Fast Hal · Gooch · Johnny Nunez · Stan · Wink
Unplayable: David Jacobson · Rocsi · Rush · Tiny