Tical 0: The Prequel

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Tical 0: The Prequel
Tical Prequel.jpg
Studio album by Method Man
Released May 18, 2004
Recorded 2002-2004
Genre Hip hop
Length 55:11
Label Def Jam Recordings
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)Blackout!1999
Tical 0: The Prequel
(2004)
4:21... The Day After
(2006)4:21... The Day After2006
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic51/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[2]
Blender3/5 stars[1]
Mojo3/5 stars[3]
Q4/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[4]
Spin(B)[1]

Tical 0: The Prequel is the third studio album by American rapper Method Man. The album was released on May 18, 2004, by 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."[5]

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

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Intro" (featuring RZA)Yogi, Will Amaze1:01
2."The Prequel" (featuring Streetlife)Rick Rock2:07
3."Say What" (featuring Missy Elliott)Puff Daddy, Tony Dofat4:11
4."What's Happenin'" (featuring Busta Rhymes)DJ Scratch3:52
5."The Motto"Lee Stone, Nashiem Myrick3:24
6."We Some Dogs" (featuring Mr. Porter, Redman & Snoop Dogg)Mr. Porter4:30
7."The Turn" (featuring Raekwon)RZA3:01
8."Tease" (featuring Chinky)No I.D.4:50
9."Rodeo" (featuring Ludacris)Boogz2:57
10."Baby Come On" (featuring Kardinal Offishall)DJ Fafu4:01
11."Who Ya Rollin Wit" (featuring Streetlife)Jelly Roll4:26
12."Never Hold Back" (featuring E3 & Saukrates)E33:05
13."The Show"Self Service2:30
14."Act Right"Rockwilder3:17
15."Afterparty" (featuring Ghostface Killah)Q3:12
16."Crooked Letter I" (featuring Streetlife & Mr. Porter)Mr. Porter3:48
17."Ridin' for Outro" (performed by Black Ice)Yogi, Will Amaze1:01

Personnel[edit]

  • Method Man – executive producer
  • Kevin Liles – executive producer
  • Harve Pierre – A&R direction
  • Tina M. Davis – A&R
  • Mark Brown – A&R
  • Folayan Knight – A&R
  • Tyson Davis – A&R coordinator
  • Patrick "Plain Pat" Reynolds – A&R administrator
  • Tony Vanias – recording administrator
  • Chris Athens – mastering
  • Shante Bacon – marketing
  • James Ellis – management
  • Dawud S. West – art direction, design and graffiti
  • James Porto – cover illustration
  • Vurv Inc. – phoenix logo
  • Matt Doyle – photography
  • Walik Goshorn – bus photo
  • Jennifer L. Justice – legal counsel
  • Randy "Mac" McMillan – business affairs
  • Antoinette Trotman – business affairs
  • Ian Allen – business affairs
  • Chris Kellam – engineer
  • Deborah Mannis-Gardner – sample clearance agent

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[6] 2
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[7] 3
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[8] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Reviews for Tical 0: The Prequel by Method Man". Metacritic. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  2. ^ Andy Kellman (2004-05-18). "Tical 0: The Prequel - Method Man | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  3. ^ a b "Tical O: prequel CD - Rakuten.com". Buy.com. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  4. ^ "Rolling Stone : Method Man: Tical 0: The Prequel : Music Reviews". Web.archive.org. 2004-05-27. Archived from the original on May 6, 2007. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  5. ^ mtv (2006-01-06). "Method Man Drops Diddy, Seeks Clarity On New LP, 4:21 … The Day After". MTV. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  6. ^ "Method Man Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  7. ^ "Method Man Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  8. ^ "Method Man Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.