Tical 2000: Judgement Day

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

The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart, and number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, while selling 411,000 copies in its first week. On December 16, 1998, Tical 2000: Judgement Day was certified platinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Upon its release, the album received mostly favorable reviews from music critics, though several disapproved of its over-abundance of skits.