When the Wu-Tang Clan dropped their first album, a lot of people gravitated to Method Man. Method Man was my favorite from the Wu-Tang Clan and I couldn’t wait for some solo material. 25 years ago today, Method Man dropped his solo debut, Tical. Before the album was released, Method dropped his first single Bring the Pain. Bring the Pain was a straight classic and that Wu Tang music we all loved. Bring the Pain helped Tical to go platinum and making Method Man an instant star. Method Man released another single, Release Yo’ Delf and it didn’t quite hit like the first single. Method Man didn’t reappear until the spring of 1995 with another single. All I Need was the name of the track off the album. Method Man scooped up Mary J. Blige and they did a remix to All I Need.
Actually, two remixes were made and they’ve been considered all-time great hip hop records. The first was a mix with Me & My Bitch off the Notorious BIG’s Ready to Die album. The other they added some Motown flavor in the form on Tammi Terrell & Marvin Gaye. They did the remix with You’re All I Need to Get By and it’s one of my favorite joints ever. This was one of the many maxi-singles that were purchased back in the day. Overall, Tical is an incredibly dope album and one that I remember from the beginning to the end. Tical isn’t up there with the Purple Tape or Ironman, but it’s a great album. Tical features members of the Wu-Tang Clan. Check out the track listing below and it’s followed by the stream links.
- Bring the Pain
- All I Need
- What the Blood Clot
- Meth vs. Chef ft. Raekwon
- Sub Crazy
- Release Yo’ Delf ft. Blue Raspberry
- L.O. Style
- I Get My Thang in Action
- Sandman ft. RZA, Inspectah Deck, Streetlife & Blue Raspberry
- Method Man (Remix)
Where are all my Method Man fans? Do you remember his Tical album? What was your favorite track? Leave some feedback below about Tical or anything related to Method Man.