Black Sheep ‎– A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing

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A1 Intro 0:49
A2 U Mean I'm Not 1:25
A3 Butt...In The Meantime
Voice [Backing Vocals] – Red Alert, The Violators
4:13
A4 Have U.N.E. Pull
Voice [Additional Vocals] – Chiali*
3:48
A5 Strobelite Honey
Backing Vocals [Back Up Vocals] – Angelique Bellamy
3:05
A6 Are You Mad?
Voice [Hard Fellows] – Baby Chris*, David L., Drexell, Sir (3)
0:43
A7 The Choice Is Yours 3:23
A8 To Whom It May Concern 4:04
A9 Similak Child 4:27
A10 Try Counting Sheep 4:24
B1 Flavor Of The Month 4:17
B2 La Menage
Rap [Featuring] – Q-Tip
3:23
B3 L.A.S.M. 2:12
B4 Gimme The Finga 4:25
B5 Hoes We Knows 4:20
B6 Go To Hail 1:02
B7 Black With N.V. (No Vision) 3:56
B8 Pass The 40
Rap [Featuring] – Chiali*, C. Lighty*, Dave Gossett, J.Jones*
4:46
B9 Blunted 10 1:56
B10 For Doz That Slept 2:39

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℗© 1991 PolyGram Records, Inc.
Manufactured and marketed by PolyGram Records, Inc.
Printed in the U.S.A.
Remastered at: The Hit Factory
Recorded at Calliope

A3 contains a sample from "I Don't Wanna Go" performed by Paul Butterfield and "Upon This Rock" by Joe Farrell
A7 contains a sample from "Big Sur Suite" (J. Hammond)
A8 contains a sample from "Love Now Is Forever" performed by Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins (C. Haskins)
A10 contains a sample from "I'm Losing You" performed by Rare Earth
B1 contains a sample from "In A Little Spanish Town" (M. Wayne, S. Lewis, J. Young). Sampled Trumpet Solo: Herb Alpert
B4 contains a sample from "I Know 've Been Wrong" performed by Mashmakan (P. Senecal)
B5 contains a sample from "Melinda" (Butler / Peters)
B7 contains a sample from "Povo" by Freddie Hubbard
B8 contains a sample from "Blue Juice" performed by Jimmy McGriff

Vocals credits for Chiali & Angelique Bellamy have been mixed up on the back cover:
Chiali speaks the intro to A4 and Angelique Bellamy does additional vocals on A5.

Cat# on the spine & sticker: 848 368-1
Cat# on the labels: 422 848 368-1

Original first pressing with ginuine "Parental Advisory" sticker attached to the cover and a red sticker on the shrink

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 422-848368-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side A): 422 848-368-1-AS-DMM-SP- SP 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side B): 422 848368-1-BS-DMM-SP SP 1-1

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
848 368-2 Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(CD, Album) Mercury 848 368-2 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
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
848 368-2 Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(CD, Album) Mercury 848 368-2 Canada 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

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arrows42

February 15, 2015

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

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.