Method Man Expected To Make Big First Week Splash

Early word from SoundScan indicates that Method Man will stun the entertainment world on Wednesday, when sales figures from last week's "Super Tuesday" are announced.

The rapper's "Super Tuesday" release, "Tical 2000: Judgement Day," is trailing only the Garth Brooks bargain-priced, double-live album in early returns, with label spokespeople estimating that Meth's album may move some 500,000 units for the week.

Method Man says the original idea for the record came while watching the 1991 James Cameron-Arnold Schwarzenegger film, "Terminator 2: Judgment Day." The rapper liked the cyborg look so much that it inspired him to begin work on the record, which began some four years ago -- just after the release of his debut solo album, "Tical."

The sci-fi, high tech look of the cinematic sequel is reflected in Meth's new video for the title track, and in an interview with MTV, Method Man said aside from the obvious inspiration, he tries to keep his videos as original as possible.

"I'm just keeping it different, original, just like whatever," Method Man said." I plan to act [like that] from now on, because, you know, it works. Right now the game is lacking a lot of originality. There are some original people out there and the shelves are showing it, but the majority don't know what they're doing. They're just aping, copycat-ing."

As we previously reported (see "Method Man, Redman Help Distribute Food To Needy" ), Method Man and Redman have hooked up with the charity organization, Food for Survival, to pass out food to families, and today the rappers are scheduled to make stops in Newark, New Jersey and Brooklyn, New York.