2014 is the 20th anniversary of Tical, the debut solo album of Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man, released November 15, 1994, on Def Jam Records. It was the first Wu-Tang solo album released after the group’s debut, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).
Similar to all first generation solo Wu-Tang projects, Tical was mainly produced by group member RZA. The album features guest appearances from several Wu-Tang members including RZA, Raekwon, & Inspectah Deck. The album was a commercial success, reaching number four on the Billboard 200, and number one on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart. On July 13, 1995, it was certified platinum. This success was driven by its two singles, ‘Bring the Pain’ and ‘I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need to Get By’. Tical has since been hailed by several music critics as a hip hop classic and its success is matched by its influence as a major piece in the East coast hip hop renaissance.