By Tracy E. Hopkins
Updated December 09, 1994 at 05:00 AM EST

Method Man proves to be one of rap’s most formidable players. On his solo outing, Tical, the Wu-Tang Clan’s standout MC wages lyrical warfare: ”Movin’ on your left/It’s the Meth/Carve my name in your chest” (”Bring the Pain”). His gripping rhymes creep out of the darkness and take listeners hostage. But without the Clan’s killer bees, this ghetto flower only blossoms occasionally. B