4:21...The Day After (2006) The title 4:21...The Day After is pothead code (4/20 being the unofficial national dope-smoking day), but the Wu Tang Clan vet and moonlighting actor Method… 2006-08-29 Method Man Hip-Hop/Rap
Music Review

4:21...The Day After (2006)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Aug 29, 2006; Lead Performance: Method Man; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

The title 4:21...The Day After is pothead code (4/20 being the unofficial national dope-smoking day), but the Wu Tang Clan vet and moonlighting actor Method Man is no mellow stoner — he spits disses at everyone, even sandal wearers (''New York, New York rock tube socks and Timbalands/ 'Cause hip-hop ain't feelin' them flip-flops/They feminine''). Producers RZA, Erick Sermon, among others, bring solid tracks; Redman and the late ODB make nostalgic cameos. Yet the hip-hop heartthrob sounds freshest on the slow jams, even when ranting over a scratchy Lauryn Hill sample.

Originally posted Sep 01, 2006 Published in issue #895-896 Sep 08, 2006 Order article reprints