Tical 2000: Judgement Day

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Tical 2000: Judgement Day
Studio album by Method Man
Released November 17, 1998
Recorded 1997-98
Genre Hip hop, Hardcore hip hop
Length 73:21
Label Def Jam
Producer RZA, Method Man (exec.)
True Master, Inspectah Deck, 4th Disciple, Erick Sermon, Havoc, Allah Mathematics, LB Da Life Bringa, Quran Goodman
Method Man chronology
Tical
(1994)
Tical 2000: Judgement Day
(1998)
Blackout!
(1999)
Wu-Tang Clan solo chronology
Wu-Tang Clan:
Wu-Tang Forever
(1997)
Tical 2000: Judgement Day
(1998)
RZA:
Bobby Digital in Stereo
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (choice cut) link
Entertainment Weekly A- link
Los Angeles Times 3.5/4 stars link
The New York Times Favorable link
NME 6/10 link
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars link
Spin 8/10 link
USA Today 3.5/4 stars link
Yahoo! Music Favorable link

Tical 2000: Judgement Day is the second studio album by American rapper, and Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man, released November 17, 1998, on Def Jam Records. The album's title and overall theme were heavily influenced by the apocalypse theories surrounding the forthcoming end of the 2000 millennium (2000). Judgement Day features production from RZA, True Master, 4th Disciple, Inspectah Deck, Erick Sermon, Havoc, and Trackmasters, among others. The album also features a multitude of guest appearances from artists such as Mobb Deep, Left Eye, and various Wu-Tang Clan members and affiliates such as Streetlife, who appears on seven of the album's twenty-eight tracks.

The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, and number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart,[1] while selling 411,000 copies in its first week.[2] On December 16, 1998, Tical 2000: Judgement Day was certified platinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[3] Upon its release, the album received mostly favorable reviews from music critics, though several disapproved of its over-abundance of skits.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Length
1 "Judgement Day" (Intro) Method Man 0:52
2 "Perfect World" RZA 3:00
3 "Cradle Rock" (feat. Left Eye & Booster) LB Da Life Bringa 4:13
4 "Dangerous Grounds" (feat. Streetlife) True Master 4:07
5 "Sweet Love" (skit) 0:06
6 "Sweet Love" (feat. Cappadonna & Streetlife) True Master 3:29
7 "Shaolin What" (skit) 4th Disciple 2:19
8 "Torture" True Master 3:23
9 "Where's Method Man?" (skit) (feat. Ed Lover) 1:04
10 "Suspect Chin Music" (feat. Streetlife) RZA 4:52
11 "Retro Godfather" RZA 2:50
12 "Dooney Boy" (skit) 0:15
13 "Spazzola" (feat. Inspectah Deck, Killa Sin,
Masta Killa, Raekwon & Streetlife)
Inspectah Deck 3:54
14 "Check Writer" (skit) 0:13
15 "You Play Too Much" (skit) (feat. Chris Rock) Prince Paul 1:31
16 "Party Crasher" True Master
Remixed by RZA
3:53
17 "Grid Iron Rap" (feat. Streetlife) True Master 3:23
18 "Step by Step" Erick Sermon 3:34
19 "Play IV Keeps" (feat. Inspectah Deck, Mobb Deep, Streetlife & Hell Razah) Havoc 3:33
20 "Donald Trump" (skit) 0:11
21 "Snuffed Out" (skit) (feat. Streetlife) Allah Mathematics 1:39
22 "Elements" (feat. Polite, Star) Inspectah Deck 3:58
23 "Killin' Fields" (feat. Cho-Flo) True Master 4:03
24 "Big Dogs" (feat. Redman) Erick Sermon 3:29
25 "Break Ups 2 Make Ups" (feat. D'Angelo) Qur'an Goodman, Trackmasters 3:53
26 "Message from Penny" (skit) (feat. Janet Jackson) 0:28
27 "Judgement Day" Method Man, 4th Disciple (co) 6:00
28 "C.E.O.utro" (skit) 0:04

Samples[edit]

Album singles[edit]

Single information
"Judgement Day"
  • Released: October 20, 1998
  • B-side: "Dangerous Grounds", "Big Dogs"
"Break Ups 2 Make Ups"
  • Released: January 12, 1999
  • B-side: "Suspect Chin Music"

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions[1]
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Top Canadian Albums
1998 Tical 2000: Judgement Day 2 1 5

Personnel[edit]