Method Man
Tical 0: The Prequel


3.5
great

Review

by snoopdogg6969 USER (11 Reviews)
September 22nd, 2012 | 11 replies


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Half his critics ain't got half his skill.

Method Man has the most unique style out of all the WU-TANG members, so expecting this album to fit among great WU-TANG solo albums is unwarranted. Tical was mainly meant to be a club or dance album, which is not WU-TANG's forte. When DJs turn GZA on in a party or club it doesn’t take long before the girls are whining about someone trying to rap with too many jawbreakers in their mouth.

This album is not like most WU-TANG albums. This album is great for parties. If that was all it was good for it wouldn’t deserve better than an average rating. BUT Tical is lyrically great on most of the songs except a few filler songs such as Tease and Who You Rollin Wit. (Note: Itunes has a delete button). Method Man makes typical subjects like sex and drugs surprisingly refreshing with original/witty rhyming and wordplay. So although the album’s main focus wasn’t the lyrics, the lyrics on this album are a gigantic step up form anything you will hear in a club.

The song We Some Dogs features verses from Red Man and- that’s right bitches: Snoop Dogg! “I don’t have Yes-men that laugh when I laugh, remember we all dogs, we can kiss our own ass!” You know when your dog looks at you and shits right on the carpet? That is basically the point of the song, were dirty dogs and you pricks who don’t like it are gunna have to come off your high horse to pick up that *** that Red Man left on your lawn.

Street Life is probably the best guest on the album with his verses on Crooked Letter I. Missy Elliott’s style is surprisingly a lot like Method Man’s in the song Say What. What’s Happenin is possibly the best track on the album for the entertaining lyrics combined with fast paced rhyming typical of Bhusta Rhymes. The song The Turn features one of the lamest verses of all time from Raekwon but is more than saved by Method Man's next two verses.

What will critics say is wrong with this album? It’s lyrics are repetitive. The songs don’t differ very much in style. It’s production isn’t on par with other WU-TANG albums. Are they right? Yeah. Does that mean they aren’t being absurd by rating this album average or lower? No. Try to name a single WU-TANG album where the lyrics aren’t somewhat repetitive and the style of the songs are drastically different. And comparing nearly any producer to RZA is a joke. So please, quiit screaming“this ISNT LIQUID SWORDS!” about an album that never attempted to follow Liquid Sword’s route whatsoever.



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snoopdogg6969
September 21st 2012


419 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Criticism/praise always appreciated

KILL
September 21st 2012


72280 Comments


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September 22nd 2012


50960 Comments


"Half is critics ain't got half his skill"

I hate those pesky is critics


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September 22nd 2012


21819 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

this album sucks

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Dunpeal
September 22nd 2012


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Album Rating: 2.0


4? lol

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breakingthefragile
September 22nd 2012


2966 Comments


Not feeling this review man, this album sucks.

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VirFortis
September 22nd 2012


30 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

both the review and album suck

bloc
September 22nd 2012


35024 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I like all of his albums except this one.

snoopdogg6969
September 22nd 2012


419 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

the review might suck the album doesnt

snoopdogg6969
September 22nd 2012


419 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

not a 4 after lookin at what else i gave a 4 but this is great album cus of songs like afterparty,
whats happenin n the motto

LambsBread
December 9th 2013


3913 Comments


Can't believe Tical 2000 doesn't have a review. Borderline classic.



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