4:21... The Day After

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4:21 ...The Day After
Method Man - 4-21.jpg
Studio album by Method Man
Released August 29, 2006
Recorded 2005-2006
Genre 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)
The Meth Lab
(2015)
Wu-Tang Clan solo chronology
Masta Killa:
Made in Brooklyn
(2006)
4:21... The Day After
(2006)
Ghostface Killah:
More Fish
(2006)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 65/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B[3]
PopMatters (7/10)[4]
RapReviews (8/10)[5]
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars[6]
Stylus Magazine B−[7]
Vibe favorable[8]
XXL Magazine 4/5 stars[9]

4:21 ...The Day After is the fourth studio album by American 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. 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.

Background[edit]

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."[10]

"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."[11]

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."[12]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   RZA 2:10
2. "Is It Me"   Scott Storch 3:44
3. "Problem"   Erick Sermon 3:30
4. "Somebody Done Fucked Up"   Havoc 3:18
5. "Shaolin Soldier (Skit)"     0:21
6. "Fall Out"   Kwamé 3:24
7. "Dirty Mef" (featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard) Erick Sermon, Mathematics 2:59
8. "4:20" (featuring Streetlife & Carlton Fisk) RZA, Beretta 9 4:34
9. "Let's Ride" (featuring Ginuwine) Mr. Porter 3:10
10. "The Glide" (featuring Raekwon, U-God & 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" (featuring Fat Joe & Styles P) The Chairman of the Boards 4:21
15. "Konichiwa Bitches"   RZA 2:59
16. "Everything" (featuring Inspectah Deck & Streetlife) Mathematics 3:39
17. "Walk On" (performed by Method Man & Redman) Versatile 2:49
18. "Pimpin' (Skit)"     0:39
19. "Presidential MC" (featuring Raekwon & RZA) RZA 4:30
20. "4 Ever" (featuring Megan Rochell) Kwamé 4:04
21. "O.D."   Kwamé 3:32

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[13] 8
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[14] 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for 4:21 ... The Day After by Method Man". Metacritic. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  2. ^ Marisa Brown (2006-08-29). "4:21... The Day After - Method Man | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  3. ^ Hermes, Will (2006-09-01). "4:21...The Day After". EW.com. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  4. ^  . "Method Man: 4:21... The Day After". PopMatters. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  5. ^ "Method Man :: 4:21... The Day After :: Def Jam". Rapreviews.com. 2006-08-29. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  6. ^ "Method Man: 4:21.The Day After". Web.archive.org. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  7. ^ "Method Man - 4:21…The Day After - Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  8. ^ "Vibe - Google Books". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  9. ^ "Method Man 4:21... The Day After - XXL". Xxlmag.com. 2006-08-18. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  10. ^ "// Method Man Interview (October 2006) // West Coast News Network //". Dubcnn.com. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  11. ^ "Method Man : Rap, Hip-Hop Interview". Riotsound.com. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  12. ^ "New Method Man Album 4:21...The Day After :: Review". Web.archive.org. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  13. ^ "Method Man – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Method Man. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  14. ^ "Method Man – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Method Man. Retrieved October 23, 2014.