Coolio ‎– It Takes A Thief

Tommy Boy ‎– TBCD 1083
CD, Album

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1 Fantastic Voyage (Timber Mix)
Backing Vocals – Gat*Bass, Lead Guitar – Stan "The Guitar Man" Jones*Performer ["Fantastic Voyage"] – LakesideWritten-By – Artis Ivey, Brian Dobbs*, F. Alexander, Jr.*, M. Woods, Jr.*, M. Craig*, N. Berwers*, O. Stokes*, S. Shockley*, T. Shelby*, T. McCain*
2 County Line
Performer ["Childrens Story"] – Slick RickPerformer ["Hit & Run"] – The Bar-Kays*Performer ["The Message"] – Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious FiveWritten-By – A. Jones*, A. Ivey*, B. Dobbs*, C. Allen*, C. Chase*, E. Fletcher*, F. Thompson*, H. Henderson*, J. Alexander*, L. Dobson*, L. Smith*, M. Bynum*, M. Glover*, M. Beard*, S. Guy*, S. Robinson*, W. Stewart*
3 Mama, I'm In Love Wit A Gangsta
Bass – Clinton Sands*Featuring – LeShaunPerformer ["Coolin Me Out"] – The Isley Bros.*Performer ["Mystic Voyage"] – Roy AyersWritten-By – A. Ivey*, C. Jasper*, E. Isley*, M. Isley*, O. Isley*, R. Isley*, R. Ayers*, R. Isley*
4 Hand On My Nutsac
Written-By – A. Ivey*
5 Ghetto Cartoon
Performer ["Cleo's Wood"] – Willie MitchellProducer – Rashad ColesVocals [Ragamuffin Chant] – Junior P.Written-By – A. Ivey*, A. Dewalt*, F. Perren*, W. Woods*
6 Smokin' Stix
Backing Vocals – The HomiesCo-producer – Brian G.*Performer ["You Want It You Got It"] – B.T. ExpressWritten-By – A. Feldman*, A. Ivey*, T. Conway*
7 Can-O-Corn
Backing Vocals – The HomiesHorns – Joe Blow (13)Performer ["Everlasting Love"] – Rufus & Chaka KhanWritten-By – A. Ivey*
8 U Know Hoo!
Co-producer – WCMusician – Doug RasheedProducer – Crazy ToonesScratches – Crazy Toones, Dobbs The WinoWritten-By – A. Ivey*, WC
9 It Takes A Thief
Co-producer, Backing Vocals – Spoon*Producer, Musician – CS ColemanWritten-By – A. Ivey*
10 Bring Back Somethin Fo Da Hood
Backing Vocals – The HomiesBass – Stan "The Guitar Man" Jones*Performer ["Mister Magic"] – Grover Washington, Jr.Written-By – A. Ivey*, R. MacDonald*
11 N Da Closet
Backing Vocals – Gat*Bass – Clinton Sands*Performer ["Body Talk"] – Eddie KendricksPerformer ["Inner City Blues (Makes Me Wanna Holler)"] – Marvin GayeWritten-By – A. Ivey*, F. Wilson*, J. Nyx*, K. Wakefield*, M. Gaye*
12 On My Way To Harlem
Written-By – A. Ivey*
13 Sticky Fingers
Bass, Lead Guitar – Stan "The Guitar Man" Jones*Performer ["Buffalo Gals"] – Malcolm McLarenWritten-By – A. Ivey*, B. Dobbs*, C. Chase*, E. Fletcher*, M. Glover*, S. Robinson*
14 Thought You Knew
Concept By [Original Concept By] – PS (4)Performer ["Hobo Scratch"] – Malcolm McLarenVocals [Additional] – Billy Boy, PS (4)Written-By – A. Ivey*
15 Ugly Bitches
Backing Vocals – The HomiesCo-producer, Musician – Doug RasheedWritten-By – A. Ivey*, Gold*, Deene*
16 I Remember
Bass – Clinton Sands*Co-producer – Spoon*, CoolioFeaturing – Billy Boy, J-RoPerformer ["Tomorrow's Dream"] – Al GreenProducer – Gary "G-Luv" Herd*Written-By – A. Green*, A. Ivey*, K. Gamble*, L. Huff*, Mitchell*

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Parental Advisory Explicit Lyrics edition. Clean Version available.

Features the following samples:

1) "Fantastic Voyage" by Lakeside,
2) "Hit & Run" by "Bar-Kays", "Children's Story" by Slick Rick, "The Message" by Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five
3) "Mystic Voyage" by Roy Ayers, "Coolin' Me Out" by The Isley Bros.
5) "Cleo's Mood" by Willie Mitchell
6) "You Want It You Got It" by B.T. Express
7) "Everlasting Love" by Rufus & Chaka Khan
10) "Mister Magic" by Grover Washington Jr.
11) "Inner City Blues" by Marvin Gaye, "Body Talk" by Eddie Kendricks
13) "Buffalo Gals" by Malcolm McLaren
14) "Hobo Scratch" by Malcolm McLaren
16) "Tomorrow's Dream" by Al Green

Made in the USA
Printed in Canada

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 016998108321
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): [Specialty Records Corporation logo] 43 TBCD 1083-2 RE-1 SRC**01 M2S4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): [Specialty Records Corporation logo] 43 TBCD 1083-2 RE-1 SRC**01 M2S7
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPU 2U2I
  • Matrix / Runout: (Variant 3): [Specialty Records Corporation logo] 43 TBCD 1083-2 RE-1 SRC**01 M2S10

Other Versions (5 of 21) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TBCD 1099 Coolio It Takes A Thief (Clean)(CD, Album) Tommy Boy TBCD 1099 US 1994 Sell This Version
770 Coolio It Takes A Thief(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Euro Style 770 Russia 1996 Sell This Version
none Coolio Home Aloan (Final Version)(Cass, Album, Promo) Tommy Boy none US 1994 Sell This Version
TBC 1083 Coolio It Takes A Thief(Cass, Album) Tommy Boy TBC 1083 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
TB 1083 Coolio It Takes A Thief(LP, Album) Tommy Boy TB 1083 USA & Canada 1994 Sell This Version