Bring the Pain

Bring the Pain

Method Man

“Bring the Pain” is a hit track by the Wu Tang Clan’s Method Man. “B-the-P” was the first single released from Meth’s solo debut album “Tical.”

Released November 15, 1994, on Def Jam Records, “Tical” was an immediate commercial success. It reached #4 on the Billboard 200, and #1 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart. On January 18, 1995, the album was certified gold in sales by the RIAA. On July 13, 1995, it was certified platinum after sales of one million copies.

In a 1997 interview with MTV, Method Man elaborated on why the song was titled “Bring the Pain”

That’s why I named that joint ‘Bring the Pain,’ because everybody screaming they’re real. What’s real in this world really? Pain. You can’t hide pain. Once it hits you, you’re struck.

Comedian Chris Rock named his 1996 tour and television special “Bring the Pain” after this song. 2Pac also references the song in the No More Pain. Interestingly, Meth did a feature on the track “Got My Mind Made Up” from the same album, but apparently it was intended to be a Dogg Pound track at first. Death Row reworked other material they had been creating and let 2Pac use it for All Eyez on Me when he got out of jail. Apparently Raekwon and Inspectah Deck, but were dropped when 2Pac’s verse was added. Given that Meth was left on the track as well as given a shout out it would seem 2Pac was a big fan. It could have something to do with the sketchy sounding meeting he had a with Meth in LA some time later.