Tical 0: The Prequel

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Tical 0: The Prequel
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Studio album by Method Man
Released May 18, 2004
Recorded 2002-2004
Genre Hip hop
Length 55:11
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
Tical 0: The Prequel
4:21... The Day After
Wu-Tang Clan solo chronology
The Lex Diamond Story
Tical 0: The Prequel
Ghostface Killah:
The Pretty Toney Album
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 51/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[2]
Blender 3/5 stars[1]
Mojo 3/5 stars[3]
Q 4/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone 2/5 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. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro" (featuring RZA) Yogi, Will Amaze 1:01
2. "The Prequel" (featuring Streetlife) Rick Rock 2:07
3. "Say What" (featuring Missy Elliott) Puff Daddy, Tony Dofat 4:11
4. "What's Happenin'" (featuring Busta Rhymes) DJ Scratch 3:52
5. "The Motto"   Lee Stone, Nashiem Myrick 3:24
6. "We Some Dogs" (featuring Mr. Porter, Redman & Snoop Dogg) Mr. Porter 4:30
7. "The Turn" (featuring Raekwon) RZA 3:01
8. "Tease" (featuring Chinky) No I.D. 4:50
9. "Rodeo" (featuring Ludacris) Boogz 2:57
10. "Baby Come On" (featuring Kardinal Offishall) DJ Fafu 4:01
11. "Who Ya Rollin Wit" (featuring Streetlife) Jelly Roll 4:26
12. "Never Hold Back" (featuring E3 & Saukrates) E3 3:05
13. "The Show"   Self Service 2:30
14. "Act Right"   Rockwilder 3:17
15. "Afterparty" (featuring Ghostface Killah) Q 3:12
16. "Crooked Letter I" (featuring Streetlife & Mr. Porter) Mr. Porter 3:48
17. "Ridin' for Outro" (featuring Black Ice) Yogi, Will Amaze 1:01
18. "Noble Art" (featuring IAM & Redman) Akhenaton 4:59


  • 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


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


  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 for Method Man. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  7. ^ "Method Man – Chart history" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for Method Man. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  8. ^ "Method Man – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Method Man. Retrieved October 23, 2014.