Black Sheep ‎– A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing

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848 368-1, 422 848 368-1 Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(LP, Album) Mercury, Mercury 848 368-1, 422 848 368-1 US 1991 Sell This Version
848 368-2 Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(CD, Album) Mercury 848 368-2 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
848 368-2 Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(CD, Album) Mercury 848 368-2 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
314 512 147-2 Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(CD, Album) Mercury 314 512 147-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
848 368-2 Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(CD, Album) Mercury 848 368-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
848 368-2 Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(CD, Album) Mercury 848 368-2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
PHCR-1148 Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(CD, Album) Mercury PHCR-1148 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
848 368-2 Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(CD, Album, Club) Mercury 848 368-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
P2-48368 Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(CD, Album, Club) Mercury P2-48368 US 1991 Sell This Version
848 368-2 Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(CD, Album, Lon) Mercury 848 368-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
314 512 147-4 Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(Cass, Album) Mercury 314 512 147-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
848 368-4 Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(Cass, Album) Mercury 848 368-4 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
848 368-4 Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(Cass, Album) Mercury 848 368-4 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
848 368-4 Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(Cass, Album) Mercury 848 368-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
P4-48368 Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(Cass, Album, Club) Mercury P4-48368 US 1991 Sell This Version
848 368-4, C 105629 Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(Cass, Album, Club) Mercury, BMG 848 368-4, C 105629 US 1991 Sell This Version
848 368-4, 422 848 368-4 Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(Cass, Album, Dol) Mercury, Mercury 848 368-4, 422 848 368-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
848 368-4, 422 848 368-4 Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(Cass, Album, Dol) Mercury, Mercury 848 368-4, 422 848 368-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
848 368-1 Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(LP, Album) Mercury, Polygram Records 848 368-1 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
848 368-1 Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(LP, Album) Mercury 848 368-1 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
848 368-1 Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(2xLP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Mercury (2), Polygram Records 848 368-1 UK 2003 Sell This Version
UICY-6737 Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(CD, Album, RE) Mercury UICY-6737 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
GET 54066, B0020079-01-ST1 Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(2xLP, Album, RE) Get On Down, Universal Music Special Markets GET 54066, B0020079-01-ST1 US 2014 Sell This Version
848 368-1C Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Whi) Mercury 848 368-1C US 2015 Sell This Version
none Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(22xFile, FLAC, Album, 16-) Island Def Jam none US Unknown
848 368-2 Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(CD, Album) Mercury 848 368-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
848 368-2, 8483682, 042284836821 Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(CD, Album, M/Print, RP, Edi) Mercury, Mercury, PolyGram Holding, Inc. 848 368-2, 8483682, 042284836821 US Unknown Sell This Version
848 368-2 Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(CD, Album, RE) Mercury 848 368-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
848 368-2 Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(CD, Album, RP) Mercury 848 368-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
422-848368-5, 848 368-5 Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(DCC, RE) Mercury, Mercury 422-848368-5, 848 368-5 US Unknown Sell This Version
848 368-1 Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Whi) Mercury 848 368-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
848 368-1 Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(LP, Album, RE) Mercury 848 368-1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
848 368-1 Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(LP, Album, RE) Mercury 848 368-1 US Unknown Sell This Version

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zbarbera

zbarbera

January 21, 2019
referencing A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing, LP, Album, 848 368-1, 422 848 368-1

Had this on cd back in the day. Great mid-year hip hop. Back when the lyrics were playful and not dumbed down and the sampling was still very experimental and varied. Some fantastic tracks on this record.
hifienvelope

hifienvelope

May 25, 2018
referencing A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Whi, 848 368-1
Anyone else think this pressing sounds bad? I don't have the original on vinyl, this one sounds a bit dull.
CharlesBronson84

CharlesBronson84

April 2, 2018
referencing A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing, LP, Album, RE, 848 368-1

Not the best quality. Side A has some Noise on each 1/4 turn.
arrows42

arrows42

February 15, 2015
referencing A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing, LP, Album, 848 368-1, 422 848 368-1

I also agree. This is a top 5 all time hip hop album. They might not have done a lot, but this album is just fantastic. Smart, funny, serious, tough, slick; it has it all.
puzl_munkey

puzl_munkey

April 19, 2008
referencing A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing, LP, Album, 848 368-1, 422 848 368-1

Easily one of my top 5 hip hop albums of all time. There really isn't one beat, rap, or concept that I find weak on this LP. Dres is one of the smoothest MC's since Slick Rick. Very sly, intelligent, and witty. His cadence and flow still stand up today as top notch; definitely some of my favorite and most memorable raps.

Lawnge's beats are extremely underrated... he chops and layers almost as well as Premiere, and his tracks generally have more scene changes and movements than any vocal hip hop I've heard before or since. Very original sample usage. 'Similak Child' is a good example... most producers would have ran the Jefferson Airplane guitar loop throughout the track as the base. Lawnge instead combines it with a few other pieces and actually drops it out all-together for the majority of the verses; using it instead as a layer, scene change, and breakdown. Essentially, Black Sheep combined about 3 different loops that could have been 3 different songs into one song... making for a much more full and layered listening experience... it actually goes places instead of being a static loop to rhyme over (as is the case with the majority of sample-based hip hop).

Last, but not least, Black Sheep also win tons of points for their sense of humor. 'U Mean I'm Not' absolutely killed me when I first heard it back in the day. I knew of Black Sheep because of their single 'The Choice Is Yours'... so, I bought the cassette looking for more of the same.... when that track opened up, I had no idea what was going on. Hahaha... one of the funniest hip hop moments on record. Their sarcasm and sly humor is present throughout, providing a well-balanced mix with some more serious subject matter, story-driven tracks, and some of the slickest raps out there.

All-around incredible Hip Hop record... highly recommended for anyone who doesn't already own it.
ethan

ethan

October 25, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
referencing A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing, CD, Album, 848 368-2
List of major samples:
Track 3 samples Paul Butterfield's "I Don't Wanna Go"; 8 samples Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins' "Love Now Is Forever"; 10 samples Rare Earth's "I'm Losing You"; 11 features a sampled trumpet solo by Herb Alpert; 14 samples Mashmakan's "I Know I've Been Wrong"; 17 samples Freddie Hubbard's "Povo"; and 18 samples Jimmy McGriff's "Blue Juice."
Pretty underrated album that afficionados should likely reinvestigate since 1990s nostalgia is rising; BTW, "The Choice Is Yours" is a classic.