Noteworthy Classic..........v8 #Tical @methodman (Videos)

Tical, Method Man 1994

There haven't been many artists that exploded into hip hop as raw as Method Man did (or the Wu-Tang Clan in general).  Anybody that remembers when 36 Chambers dropped knows the high level of talent Method Man had out of the gate.  You could literally hear the spit in his mouth and it was part of his style.   Everyone in Wu-Tang was talented and showed their skills but you could see that Method Man was hungry and that he was ready to make some noise with the Method Man single on 36 Chambers.

Tical is a dark, underground classic album that wouldn't get any airplay today.  The collabo with Mary J Blige is an all time classic hip hop video.  Rooftops, cityscapes, alleys, street shots and Method Man's raw style combined with RZA's production worked to perfection.  Bring The Pain was the first single from the album, but after 36 Chambers dropped, I looked for all featuring Method Man and nobody should forget, The What? on Ready To Die (Notorious B.I.G.).  The album art and logo design were also dope.  I drew it repeatedly back then.  Method Man had the hip hop world in his hands for a good portion of the 90's and nobody should forget that.  Respect due.........

 

Ronin

Noteworthy Classic V6........Iron Man @ghostfacekillah

Ironman, Ghostface Killah 1996

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Everyone knows the summer anthems, but every now and then, amazing albums drop in the winter and they're perfect for those cold, gray moods (for all not living in Southern California).  Ironman is one of those albums and it built off the summer the summer solo success by another of WuTang's clan member and Ghostface's tag team partner Raekwon when he dropped Only Built For Cuban Links the year before.

Ironman is a hip hop classic with its dark synthesizers and dark storytelling of the organized crime/drug world, which was common for Raekwon and Ghostface in the 90's.  It's best if you get the whole album and listen to it from beginning to end.  Ironman was a strong product of the CD age (90's) and listening to cd's was an experience like reading a comic book.  You would get a broad understanding of an artists' range of talent because they wouldn't be dumbed-down to a single track.  We all know how much people love to read, so if the analogy to books doesn't hook you; maybe the fact that Blaxpoitation samples was a tool the RZA used to add to Ghostface's vivid stories does the trick.  They're used throughout the album along with audio samples from The Usual Suspects among other movies.  Check it out!

Ronin