||Tical CD (1994)
Booster CD discography One of the most impressive debuts in hip-hop history belonged to the Wu-Tang Clan, who took the industry by storm with their chambers of underground artists. Among the Clan's royalty is the Method Man, the lyrical mastermind behind the group's breaking single, which happens to carry his name. TICAL, then, is basically the "return of the Wu-Tang" in the form of the Meth.
Where any Wu-Tang release is concerned, Prince Rakeem The RZA is responsible for the production, emphasizing da beats. On TICAL, he drops a discordant, two-note piano all over "What The Blood Clot," and a loud, wandering electric piano line which competes with the vocals in the mix of "Biscuits," offering a sort of hip-hop analogy for buzzing lo-fi guitars. The RZA also accents the pop feel of "Release Yo' Delf," which mischievously swipes the melody of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive," with an anthemic trumpet line that could have come from the ROCKY theme.
The anxiously-awaited TICAL humbly portrays Method Man's capability to "impregnate the rhythm with the wisdom." But his bravest move, in the midst of street-tough raps that promise to "Bring The Pain," is to offer a hardcore love song. "All I Need" is a promise of devotion to a woman ...