4:21... The Day After

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4:21 ...The Day After
Studio album by Method Man
Released August 29, 2006
Recorded 2005-2006
Genre East Coast hip hop
Length 62:36
Label Def Jam
Producer RZA, Havoc, Erick Sermon, Versatile, Mathematics, Kwamé, Mr. Porter, The Chairman of the Boards, Scott Storch
Method Man chronology
Tical 0: The Prequel
(2004)
4:21... The Day After
(2006)
Blackout! 2
(2009)
Wu-Tang Clan solo chronology
Masta Killa:
Made in Brooklyn
(2006)
4:21... The Day After
(2006)
Ghostface Killah:
More Fish
(2006)

4:21 ...The Day After is the fourth studio album by New York City rapper, and Wu-Tang Clan member, Method Man. The album was released on the Def Jam label on August 29, 2006, to mostly positive reviews.

Background[edit]

The album features guest appearances from Fat Joe, Styles P, Redman, and various Wu-Tang Clan members. Production is handled by RZA, Havoc, Kwamé, Erick Sermon and Scott Storch, amongst others. U-God appears in the song "The Glide" but isn't credited.

The track "The Glide" uses a slightly-reworked version of the beat for "Skrilla," an unreleased O.D.B. song produced by RZA.

In regard to RZA's contributions to the album, Method Man explained:

"RZA was the first name I said when I spoke to Jay-Z, when he signed off on the album budget. I’m happy with the outcome, but I think RZA could have had a little bit more input, but he was busy at the time."

"This is just more RZA on production, shit like that. But some of the shit I couldn't do, because some of these producers were screaming out these niggas want a $100,000 for a track. Fuck that! Kiss my ass. I'm not paying nobody a $100,000 for shit, unless I can live in that mothafucka."[1][2]

Method Man explained the album's title:

"The national weed smoking day is 4/20, so I named my album 4/21 the day after. Because after that day, you have this moment of clarity when you’re not high and you see things clearly."[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[4]
Blender 3/5 stars[5]
Entertainment Weekly B[6]
Okayplayer 4/5 stars[7]
PopMatters (7/10)[8]
RapReviews (8/10)[9]
Slant 3.5/5 stars[10]
Stylus B−[11]
Vibe favorable[12]
XXL Magazine 4/5 stars[13]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Samples Time
01 "Intro" RZA
  • "Educational Archives: Sex & Drugs" Documentary
2:10
02 "Is It Me" Scott Storch 3:44
03 "Problem" Erick Sermon 3:30
04 "Somebody Done Fucked Up" Havoc 3:18
05 "Shaolin Soldier" (Skit) 0:21
06 "Fall Out" Kwamé 3:24
07 "Dirty Mef" (feat. Ol' Dirty Bastard) Erick Sermon, Mathematics 2:54
08 "4:20" (feat. Streetlife, Carlton Fisk) RZA, Beretta 9 4:34
09 "Let's Ride" (feat. Ginuwine) Mr. Porter 3:10
10 "The Glide" (feat. Raekwon, U-God and La the Darkman) RZA 3:05
11 "Kids" (Skit) 0:47
12 "Got to Have It" Erick Sermon 4:13
13 "Say" Erick Sermon 3:49
14 "Ya'Meen" (feat. Fat Joe, Styles P) The Chairman of the Boards 4:21
15 "Konichiwa Bitches" RZA 2:59
16 "Everything" (feat. Inspectah Deck, Streetlife) Mathematics 3:39
17 "Walk On" (feat. Redman) Versatile 2:49
18 "Pimpin'" (Skit) 0:39
19 "Presidential MC" (feat. Raekwon, RZA) RZA 4:30
20 "4 Ever" (feat. Megan Rochell) Kwamé 4:04
21 "O.D. (UK Bonus Track)" Kwamé 3:32

Album singles[edit]

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums Top Rap Albums
2006 8 4 3

Personnel[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "// Method Man Interview (October 2006) // West Coast News Network //". Dubcnn.com. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  2. ^ "Method Man : Rap, Hip-Hop Interview". Riotsound.com. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  3. ^ "New Method Man Album 4:21... The Day After". Sixshot. Retrieved 2006-10-09. [dead link]
  4. ^ Allmusic Review
  5. ^ Blender (magazine)|Blender Review[dead link]
  6. ^ Reviewed by Will Hermes (September 1, 2006). "Entertainment Weekly Review". Ew.com. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  7. ^ Okayplayer Review
  8. ^ Heaton, Dave. "PopMatters Review". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  9. ^ "RapReviews Review". Rapreviews.com. 2006-08-29. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  10. ^ "Slant (magazine)|Slant Review". Slantmagazine.com. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  11. ^ "Stylus Review". Stylusmagazine.com. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  12. ^ Vibe (magazine)|Vibe Review. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  13. ^ "XXL Magazine Review". Xxlmag.com. Retrieved 2011-08-28.