Tical 0: The Prequel

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Tical 0: The Prequel
Studio album by Method Man
Released May 18, 2004
Recorded 2002-2004
Genre Hip hop
Label Def Jam
Producer Sean "Puffy" Combs, DJ Scratch, Mr. Porter, RZA, No I.D., Rick Rock, Rockwilder, Yogi, Rich Mae, Tony Dofat, Lee Stone, Nashiem Myrick, Boogz, DJ Fafu, Jelly Roll, E3, Self, Scott Storch, Q
Method Man chronology
Blackout!
(1999)
Tical 0: The Prequel
(2004)
4:21...The Day After
(2006)
Wu-Tang Clan solo chronology
Raekwon:
The Lex Diamond Story
(2003)
Tical 0: The Prequel
(2004)
Ghostface Killah:
The Pretty Toney Album
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Blender 3/5 stars[2]
Mojo 3/5 stars[3]
Q 4/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[5]
Spin (B)[6]

Tical 0: The Prequel is the third studio album released May 18, 2004 by Hip-hop artist Method Man on Def Jam Recordings. The Album features production from Sean "Puffy" Combs and Rockwilder, among others, as well as guest appearances from Missy Elliott, Snoop Dogg, and Ludacris. Method Man would later voice his displeasure with the album, stating "On the third LP, it was suggested to bring in Harve Pierre and P Diddy. Who am I to argue? Puff knows how to sell some records. But that wasn't the direction to go in, and I know that now."[2]

Upon its release, Tical 0: The Prequel debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart, and was certified gold by the RIAA.[7] The album received mostly mixed reviews from music critics who criticized its lack of cohesiveness, production, and overall sound.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Featuring guest(s) Length
1 "Intro" Yogi, Will Amaze RZA 1:01
2 "The Prequel" Rick Rock Streetlife 2:07
3 "Say What" Sean "Puffy" Combs, Tony Dofat Missy Elliott 4:11
4 "What's Happenin'" DJ Scratchator Busta Rhymes 3:52
5 "The Motto" Lee Stone, Nashiem Myrick 3:24
6 "We Some Dogs" Mr. Porter Mr. Porter, Redman, and Snoop Dogg 4:30
7 "The Turn" RZA Raekwon 3:01
8 "Tease" No I.D. Chinky 4:50
9 "Rodeo" Boogz Ludacris 2:57
10 "Baby Come On" DJ Fafu Kardinal Offishall 4:01
11 "Who Ya Rollin Wit" Jelly Roll Streetlife 4:26
12 "Never Hold Back" E3 E3 and Saukrates 3:05
13 "The Show" Self Service 2:30
14 "Act Right" Rockwilder 3:17
15 "Afterparty" Q Ghostface Killah 3:12
16 "Crooked Letter I" Mr. Porter Streetlife & Mr. Porter 3:48
17 "Ridin' for Outro" Yogi, Will Amaze Black Ice 1:01
18 "Noble Art" (European Bonus) Akhenaton IAM, Redman 4:59

Samples[edit]

Say What

What's Happenin'

The Motto

The Turn

Tease

Rodeo

  • "If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up" by Betty Davis

The Show

  • "Nobody At All" by FM

Afterparty

Album singles[edit]

Single information
"What's Happenin'"
  • Released: March 30, 2004
  • B-side: "The Motto"
"Rodeo"
  • Released: July 27, 2004
  • B-side: "The Show"
"The Show"
  • Released: September 14, 2004
  • B-side: "The Prequel"

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums Top Canadian Albums
2004 Tical 0: The Prequel 2 1 3

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks
2004 "What's Happenin'" 65

Credits[edit]

  • Executive Producers: by Method Man, Kevin Liles
  • A&R Direction: Harve Pierre
  • A&R: Tina M. Davis, Mark Brown, Folayan Knight
  • A&R Coordinator: Tyson Davis
  • A&R Administration: Patrick "Plain Pat" Reynolds
  • Recording Administration: Tony Vanias
  • Mastering Chris Athens
  • Marketing: Shante Bacon
  • Management: James Ellis
  • Art Direction, Design, and Graffiti: Dawud S. West
  • Cover Illustration: James Porto
  • Phoenix Logo: Vurv Inc.
  • Photography: Matt Doyle
  • Bus Photo: Walik Goshorn
  • Legal Counsel: Jennifer L. Justice
  • Business Affairs: Randy "Mac" McMillan, Antoinette Trotman, Ian Allen
  • Engineering: Chris Kellam
  • Sample Clearance Agent: Deborah Mannis-Gardner

References[edit]