Tical 2000: Judgement Day
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Studio album by Method Man

Released

November 17, 1998

Recorded

October 1997 - August 1998

Studio

Quad Recording Studios
(New York City, New York)
Ameraycan Studios
(North Hollywood, CA)
Battery Studios
(New York City, New York)
Mirror Image
(New York City, New York)
Larrabee West Studio
(Los Angeles, CA)

Genre

East Coast hip hop, Hip hop, Conscious hip hop, Underground hip hop

Length

73:21

Label

Def Jam Recordings

Producer

4th Disciple, Divine (exec.), Tyrone Fyffe, Quran Goodman, Havoc, Inspectah Deck, Koran, LB da Life Bringa, Kevin Liles (exec.), Mathematics, Method Man (also exec.), Prince Paul, Redman, RZA (also exec.), Erick Sermon, Trackmasters, True Master

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Tical 2000: Judgement Day is the second studio album by American rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man, released in November 17, 1998 on Def Jam Recordings. Recording sessions took place at Ameraycan Studios in North Hollywood, Larrabee West Studio in Los Angeles and Battery Studios, Quad Recording Studios and Mirror Image in New York City from October 1997 to August 1998. Production was handled by RZA, Havoc, True Master, Erick Sermon, 4th Disciple, Qu'ran Goodman, Mathematics, Prince Paul, LB da Life Bringa and Inspectah Deck. It includes guest appearances by Mobb Deep, Streetlife, Cappadonna, Redman, Left Eye, Booster, Masta Killa, Killa Sin, Raekwon, Hell Razah, Polite, Star, Cho-Flo, D'Angelo, Chris Rock, Janet Jackson and Ed Lover. The album's title and overall theme were heavily influenced by the apocalypse theories surrounding the forthcoming end of the second millenium.

The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, and #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, while selling 411,000 copies in its first week. In December 1998, one month after its release, Tical 2000 was certified platinum in sales by the RIAA. Upon its release, the album received mostly positive reviews from critics, though several disapproved of its excessive number of skits. 

Tical 2000: Judgement Day spawned the singles: "Dangerous Grounds", "Judgement Day" and "Break Up 2 Make Ups".


Track listing[edit | edit source]

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Judgement Day (Intro)" - - Method Man 0:52
2. "Perfect World" Method Man Diggs, Smith RZA 3:00
3. "Cradle Rock" Method Man, Left Eye Dorsey, Smith LB da Life Bringa 4:13
4. "Dangerous Grounds" Method Man, Streetlife Charles, Harris, Smith True Master 4:07
5. "Sweet Love (Skit)" - - - 0:06
6. "Sweet Love" Method Man, Cappadonna, Streetlife Charles, Harris, Hill, Smith True Master 3:29
7. "Shaolin What (Skit)" - Bougard, Smith 4th Disciple 2:19
8. "Torture" Method Man Harris, Smith True Master 3:23
9. "Where's Method Man? (Skit)" - - - 1:04
10. "Suspect Chin Music" Method Man, Streetlife Charles, Diggs, Smith RZA 4:52
11. "Retro Godfather" Method Man Cleveland, Diggs, Miller, Reid, Smith RZA 2:50
12. "Dooney Boy (Skit)" - - - 0:15
13. "Spazzola" Method Man, Inspectah Deck, Killer Sin, Masta Killa, Raekwon, Streetlife Charles, Grant, Hunter, Turner, Smith, Woods Inspectah Deck 4:54
14. "Check Writer (Skit)" - - - 0:13
15. "You Play Too Much (Skit)" - - Prince Paul 1:31
16. "Party Crasher" Method Man Harris, Smith True Master 3:53
17. "Grid Iron Rap" Method Man, Streetlife Charles, Harris, Smith True Master 3:23
18. "Step by Step" Method Man Brooks, Jacobs, Murdock, Sermon, Shakur, Smith, Troutman, Troutman Erick Sermon 3:34
19. "Play IV Keeps" Method Man, Inspectah Deck, Mobb Deep Charles, Hunter, Johnson, Muchita, Smith Havoc 3:33
20. "Donald Trump (Skit)" - - - 0:11
21. "Snuffed Out (Skit)" - Bean, Charles Mathematics 1:39
22. "Elements" Method Man, Polite, Star Bratcher, Hayes, Hunter, Porter, Singleton, Smith Inspectah Deck 3:58
23. "Killin' Fields" Method Man Harris, Smith True Master 4:03
24. "Big Dogs" Method Man, Redman Noble, Sermon, Smith Erick Sermon, Redman (co.) 3:29
25. "Break Ups 2 Make Ups" Method Man, D'Angelo Archer, Barnes, Olivier, Smith Trackmasters, Quran Goodman, Koran (add.) 3:53
26. "Message from Penny" - - - 0:28
27. "Judgement Day" Method Man Bougard, Smith Method Man, 4th Disciple (co.), Tyrone Fyffe (add.) 6:00
28. "C.E.O.utro" - - - 0:04
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