Studio album by Method Man


November 15, 1994


1993 - 1994


36 Chambers Records
(Staten Island, NY)
Firehouse Studios
(Brooklyn, NY)
Chung King Studios and Platinum Island Studios
(Manhattan, NY)


Hip hop, East Coast hip hop, Hardcore hip hop




Def Jam Recordings / PolyGram


4th Disciple, Method Man, RZA

Method Man chronology


Tical 2000: Judgement Day (1998)

Wu-Tang Clan solo chronology


Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) by Wu-Tang Clan (1993)


Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version by Ol' Dirty Bastard (1995)

Tical is the debut solo album by American rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man, released in November 15, 1994 on Def Jam Recordings. It was the first Wu-Tang solo album released after the group's debut, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Similar to all first generation solo Wu-Tang projects, Tical was mainly produced by de facto leader RZA, who provided a dark, murky and rugged sound. The album features guest appearances from RZA, Raekwon and Inspectah Deck, as well as several affiliates who would later appear on future group projects. The album's title is a slang term for a blunt that has been laced with an adulterant, typically a sweetener or another psychoactive substance. The album title is also a play on the word "methodical".

Tical was a commercial success, reaching #4 on the Billboard 200, and #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It was certified platinum in sales by the RIAA in 1995 after sales of one million copies. This success was driven by its two singles, "Bring the Pain" and "I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By". The album has since been hailed by several music critics as a classic hip hop album, and its success is matched by its influence as a major piece in the East Coast hip hop renaissance.

Track listingEdit

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Tical" Method Man Diggs, Smith RZA 3:57
2. "Biscuits" Method Man Diggs, Smith RZA 2:50
3. "Bring the Pain" Method Man Diggs, Smith RZA 3:10
4. "All I Need" Method Man Diggs, Smith RZA 3:16
5. "What the Blood Clot" Method Man Diggs, Smith RZA 3:25
6. "Meth vs. Chef" Method Man, Raekwon Diggs, Smith, Woods RZA 3:36
7. "Sub Crazy" Method Man Diggs, Smith RZA, 4th Disciple (co.) 2:14
8. "Release Yo' Delf" Method Man, Blue Raspberry Diggs, Ferakis, Perren, Smith RZA 4:16
9. "P.L.O. Style" Method Man, Carlton Fisk Cooney, Diggs, Smith RZA, Method Man (co.) 2:36
10. "I Get My Thang in Action" Method Man Diggs, Smith RZA 3:46
11. "Mr. Sandman" Method Man, RZA, Inspectah Deck, Streetlife, Carlton Fisk, Blue Raspberry Charles, Cooney, Diggs, Hunter, Smith RZA 3:38
12. "Stimulation" Method Man Diggs, Smith RZA 3:46
13. "Method Man (Remix)" Method Man Diggs, Smith RZA 3:16
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