Tical 2000: Judgement Day

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Tical 2000: Judgement Day
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 17, 1998[1][2]
Recorded1997-1998
GenreEast Coast hip hop, hardcore hip hop
Length73:21
LabelDef Jam Recordings
ProducerRZA, Method Man (exec.)
True Master, Inspectah Deck, 4th Disciple, Erick Sermon, Havoc, Mathematics, LB Da Life Bringa, Qu'ran Goodman
Method Man chronology
Tical
(1994)
Tical 2000: Judgement Day
(1998)
Blackout!
(1999)
Singles from Tical 2000: Judgement Day
  1. "Judgement Day"
    Released: October 20, 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[3]
Entertainment WeeklyA–[4]
Los Angeles Times3.5/4 stars[5]
NME6/10[6]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[7]
Spin8/10[8]
USA Today3.5/4 stars[9]

Tical 2000: Judgement Day is the second studio album by American rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man. The album was released on November 17, 1998 under Def Jam Recordings. The album's title and overall theme were heavily influenced by the apocalypse theories surrounding the forthcoming end of the second millennium. Judgement Day features production from RZA, True Master, Inspectah Deck, 4th Disciple, Erick Sermon, Havoc, and Trackmasters, among others. The album also features a multitude of guest appearances from artists such as Redman, Left Eye, Mobb Deep, D'Angelo 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 two on the Billboard 200 chart, and number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart,[10] while selling 411,000 copies in its first week.[11] On December 16, 1998, Tical 2000: Judgement Day was certified platinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[12] Upon its release, the album received mostly favorable reviews from music critics, though several disapproved of its over-abundance of skits.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Judgement Day (Intro)"Method Man0:52
2."Perfect World"RZA3:00
3."Cradle Rock" (featuring Left Eye & Booster)LB Da Life Bringa4:13
4."Dangerous Grounds" (featuring Streetlife)True Master4:07
5."Sweet Love (skit)" 0:06
6."Sweet Love" (featuring Cappadonna & Streetlife)True Master3:29
7."Shaolin What (skit)"4th Disciple2:19
8."Torture"True Master3:23
9."Where's Method Man? (skit)" (featuring Ed Lover) 1:04
10."Suspect Chin Music" (featuring Streetlife)RZA4:52
11."Retro Godfather"RZA2:50
12."Dooney Boy (skit)" 0:15
13."Spazzola" (featuring Inspectah Deck, Killa Sin,
Masta Killa, Raekwon & Streetlife)
Inspectah Deck3:54
14."Check Writer (skit)" 0:13
15."You Play Too Much (skit)" (featuring Chris Rock)Prince Paul1:31
16."Party Crasher"True Master, RZA3:53
17."Grid Iron Rap" (featuring Streetlife)True Master3:23
18."Step By Step"Erick Sermon3:34
19."Play 4 Keeps" (featuring Inspectah Deck, Mobb Deep, Streetlife & Hell Razah)Havoc3:33
20."Donald Trump (skit)" 0:11
21."Snuffed Out (skit)" (featuring Streetlife)Mathematics1:39
22."Elements" (featuring Polite & Star)Inspectah Deck3:58
23."Killin' Fields" (featuring Cho-Flo)True Master4:03
24."Big Dogs" (featuring Redman)Erick Sermon3:29
25."Break Ups 2 Make Ups" (featuring D'Angelo)Qu'ran Goodman, Trackmasters3:53
26."Message From Penny (skit)" (featuring Janet Jackson) 0:28
27."Judgement Day"Method Man, 4th Disciple6:00
28."C.E.O. Outro" (skit)" 0:10

Personnel[edit]