Saturday, April 30, 2011

Method Man: The Tical Archives

At the time of Wu-Tang's ascension, Method Man was arguably the best and most visible member of the pioneer rap group. He was only one of two Wu artists - the other being GZA/Genius - to have a solo track on the group's debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). And like AZ's feature on Nas' opus Illmatic, Method Man was similarly the only guest emcee on The Notorious B.I.G.'s landmark debut Ready to Die. Go figure, Method Man was the first amongst the Clan to release a solo LP, the platinum-selling Tical, with Def Jam Recordings in '94. The Tical Archives serve as a companion to Mr. Mef's debut album, including his pre-Tical work, album singles (and b-sides, remixes, etc.), and post-Tical contributions and collaborations. I've also added a selection of rare freestyles ranging from '93 to '96 as a bookend of sorts. As always, enjoy... and turn it up!! Now can I get a suuuuuuuuu?!?!?