Tical 2000: Judgement Day

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Tical 2000: Judgement Day
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Studio album by Method Man
Released November 10, 1998[1]
Recorded 1997-98
Genre Hip hop
Length 73:21
Label Def Jam
Producer RZA, 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)
Wu-Tang Clan solo chronology
Cappadonna:
The Pillage
(1998)
Tical 2000: Judgement Day
(1998)
RZA:
Bobby Digital in Stereo
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (choice cut)[2]
Entertainment Weekly A-[3]
Los Angeles Times 3.5/4 stars[4]
The New York Times (Favorable)[5]
NME 6/10[6]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[7]
Spin 8/10[8]
USA Today 3.5/4 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 10, 1998, under Def Jam Records. 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. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Judgement Day (Intro)"   Method Man 0:52
2. "Perfect World"   RZA 3:00
3. "Cradle Rock" (featuring Left Eye & Booster) LB Da Life Bringa 4:13
4. "Dangerous Grounds" (featuring Streetlife) True Master 4:07
5. "Sweet Love (skit)"     0:06
6. "Sweet Love" (featuring 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)" (featuring Ed Lover)   1:04
10. "Suspect Chin Music" (featuring Streetlife) RZA 4:52
11. "Retro Godfather"   RZA 2:50
12. "Dooney Boy (skit)"     0:15
13. "Spazzola" (featuring Inspectah Deck, Killa Sin,
Masta Killa, Raekwon & Streetlife)
Inspectah Deck 3:54
14. "Check Writer (skit)"     0:13
15. "You Play Too Much (skit)" (featuring Chris Rock) Prince Paul 1:31
16. "Party Crasher"   True Master, RZA 3:53
17. "Grid Iron Rap" (featuring Streetlife) True Master 3:23
18. "Step by Step"   Erick Sermon 3:34
19. "Play IV Keeps" (featuring Inspectah Deck, Mobb Deep, Streetlife & Hell Razah) Havoc 3:33
20. "Donald Trump (skit)"     0:11
21. "Snuffed Out (skit)" (featuring Streetlife) Mathematics 1:39
22. "Elements" (featuring Polite & Star) Inspectah Deck 3:58
23. "Killin' Fields" (featuring Cho-Flo) True Master 4:03
24. "Big Dogs" (featuring Redman) Erick Sermon 3:29
25. "Break Ups 2 Make Ups" (featuring D'Angelo) Qu'ran Goodman, Trackmasters 3:53
26. "Message from Penny (skit)" (featuring Janet Jackson)   0:28
27. "Judgement Day"   Method Man, 4th Disciple 6:00
28. "C.E.O.utro" (skit)"     0:04

Personnel[edit]