|Tical 0: The Prequel|
|Studio album by|
|Released||May 18, 2004|
|Label||Def Jam Recordings|
|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|
|Singles from Tical 0: The Prequel|
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."
Upon its release, Tical 0: The Prequel debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart, and was certified gold by the RIAA on July 14, 2004. The album received mostly mixed reviews from critics who criticized its lack of cohesiveness, production, and overall sound. Since its release, the album has sold over a million copies in the United States.
Tical 0: The Prequel garnered mixed reviews from music critics who felt it lacked cohesiveness in its production and Meth's lyricism. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 51, based on 13 reviews.
Chris Ryan from Spin gave praise to Meth's signature hook-filled delivery being utilized well on the various "tried-and-true rap templates" throughout the track listing, highlighting his Wu-Tang features with RZA and Ghostface Killah. 's Peter Relic felt the record lacked the "astro-black ambition" that encapsulated previous Tical installments and found Meth's stoner persona devolved into a "leering grotesque of his former menacing self", saying "Tical 0 finds the thirty-three-year-old still stuck spinning doughnuts in a cul-de-sac of blunts." Scott McKeating of Stylus Magazine was heavily critical towards the album, noting the "scattered production styles" and featured guests making Meth's performance feel lacklustre, and the overall concept lacking focus due to studio interference concluding that, "There’s probably an OK Tical 0 that you could Frankenstein together from the leftovers and leaks, but he wasn’t anywhere near interested or prepared to make this album; it’s a bloody mess."Vibe writer Damien Lemon found Meth's usual brand of lyrical bars to be of diminished quality and that the only things keeping the record together are the quality beats from Rick Rock, P. Diddy and Dofat, and the collaborations with Ghostface Killah ("Afterparty") and Busta Rhymes ("What's Hapennin'"). AllMusic's Andy Kellman saw the album as having even lower interest to attract listeners than the similar but more ambitious Tical 2000 , criticizing the overabundance of guest artists and producers for making the listening experience feel "unfocused and disjointed, not diverse and well-rounded" despite commending Meth for retaining his charismatic personality and strong lyricism, concluding that "[A]s an MC, he's had nothing to prove for quite some time. Give or take a couple hot tracks, this release is not likely to play a significant role in his legacy." Rolling Stone
Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.
|1.||"Intro" (featuring RZA)||1:01|
|2.||"The Prequel" (featuring Streetlife)||Rick Rock||2:07|
|3.||"Say What" (featuring Missy Elliott)||4:11|
|4.||"What's Happenin'" (featuring Busta Rhymes)||DJ Scratchator||3:52|
|6.||"We Some Dogs" (featuring Mr. Porter, Redman, and 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 and Saukrates)||E3||3:05|
|13.||"The Show"||Self Service||2:30|
|15.||"Afterparty" (featuring Ghostface Killah)||Q||3:12|
|16.||"Crooked Letter I" (featuring Streetlife and Mr. Porter)||Mr. Porter||3:48|
|17.||"Ridin' for Outro" (performed by Black Ice)||1:01|
|19.||"Let's Do It" (featuring Redman)||Scott Storch||4:35|
Credits for Tical 0: The Prequel adapted from AllMusic.
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