Tical 2000: Judgement Day

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Tical 2000: Judgement Day
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 17, 1998
Recorded1997-1998
Genre Hip hop [1]
Length73:21
Label Def Jam Recordings
Producer
Method Man chronology
Tical
(1994)
Tical 2000: Judgement Day
(1998)
Blackout!
(1999)
Singles from Tical 2000: Judgement Day
  1. "Judgement Day"
    Released: October 20, 1998
  2. "Break Ups 2 Make Ups"
    Released: January 26, 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Entertainment Weekly A− [1]
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NME 6/10 [4]
Rolling Stone Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [5]
Spin 8/10 [6]
USA Today Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svg [7]

Tical 2000: Judgement Day is the second studio album by American rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man. It was released on November 17, 1998, by Def Jam Recordings. The album's title and overall theme were heavily influenced by the apocalypse theories surrounding the forthcoming end of the second millennium. Judgement Day features production from RZA, True Master, Inspectah Deck, 4th Disciple, Erick Sermon, Havoc, and Trackmasters, among others. The album also features a multitude of guest appearances from artists such as Redman, Left Eye, Mobb Deep, D'Angelo and various Wu-Tang Clan members and affiliates such as Streetlife, who appears on seven of the album's twenty-eight tracks.

Contents

Commercial performance

Tical 2000: Judgement Day debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 and number one on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, selling 411,000 copies in its first week. [8] [9] Upon its release, the album received mostly favorable reviews from music critics, though several disapproved of its over-abundance of skits. As of December 16, 1998, the album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over one million copies in the United States. [10] As of October 2009, the album has 1,605,000 copies in the United States. [11]

Track listing

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Judgement Day (Intro)"Method Man0:52
2."Perfect World" RZA 3:00
3."Cradle Rock" (featuring Left Eye and Booster)LB Da Life Bringa4:13
4."Dangerous Grounds" (featuring Streetlife) True Master 4:07
5."Sweet Love (Skit)" 0:06
6."Sweet Love" (featuring Cappadonna and Streetlife)True Master3:29
7."Shaolin What (Skit)" 4th Disciple 2:19
8."Torture"True Master3:23
9."Where's Method Man? (Skit)" (featuring Ed Lover) 1:04
10."Suspect Chin Music" (featuring Streetlife)RZA4:52
11."Retro Godfather"RZA2:50
12."Dooney Boy (Skit)" 0:15
13."Spazzola" (featuring Inspectah Deck, Killa Sin, Masta Killa, Raekwon, and Streetlife)Inspectah Deck3:54
14."Check Writer (Skit)" 0:13
15."You Play Too Much (Skit)" (featuring Chris Rock) Prince Paul 1:31
16."Party Crasher"True Master, RZA3:53
17."Grid Iron Rap" (featuring Streetlife)True Master3:23
18."Step By Step" Erick Sermon 3:34
19."Play IV Keeps" (featuring Inspectah Deck, Mobb Deep, Streetlife, and Hell Razah) Havoc 3:33
20."Donald Trump (Skit)" 0:11
21."Snuffed Out (Skit)" (featuring Streetlife) Mathematics 1:39
22."Elements" (featuring Polite and Star)Inspectah Deck3:58
23."Killin' Fields" (featuring Cho-Flo)True Master4:03
24."Big Dogs" (featuring Redman)Erick Sermon3:29
25."Break Ups 2 Make Ups" (featuring D'Angelo) Qu'ran Goodman, Trackmasters 3:53
26."Message From Penny (Skit)" (featuring Janet Jackson) 0:28
27."Judgement Day"Method Man, 4th Disciple6:00
28."C.E.O. Outro" 0:04

Personnel

Charts

Certifications

RegionCertification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada) [18] Platinum100,000^
United Kingdom (BPI) [19] Silver60,000^
United States (RIAA) [20] Platinum1,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

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