Method Man – “Tical” – [Def Jam Recordings]
What can be said about Method Man’s first solo release “Tical”, from 1994, that has not been said before? The first solo project from a member of the original line up of the Wu Tang Clan. Album/CD goes gold and then platinum in 1995. “All I Need” remix by Puff Daddy sung by Mary J. Blige wins Grammy. Reaches number four on the Billboard 200 and number one on Top R&B/Hip Hop charts. On numerous lists of best rap albums. On two lists of the 1000 records you must hear before you die.
Phew! It’s dark. It’s heavy. Strong beats. Interesting production. Rhymes about shooting, killing, love, smoking, respect and disrespect, life, why he can’t get a record label deal. He mentions on at least three cuts that he’s from the Wu Tang Clan.
It’s almost 20 years old as of this review and it continues to hold it’s place.
Give it a spin….. late at night….’cause it’s all FCC.