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Wolf in Sheep's Clothing Clean

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Black Sheep ~ Wolf In Sheep's

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Dres and Mista Lawnge kicked off their careers in high style as the bratty kid brothers--the, uh, proverbial Black Sheep--of the Native Tongue family. It's not a completely deserved reputation, since the pair's debut disc is a slickly produced effort with smooth rhymes and strong beats. The guest spots are kept to a minimum, though they remain choice, especially when kid MC Chi Ali raps, "pass the 40, 'cause my mother's not looking." The duo's style pulls toward humor, which they try to keep understated (in their sexual boasts), but it sometimes goes way over the top--most notably on the gangsta-rap parody "U Mean I'm Not," in which the narrator kills his sister for using his toothbrush. --Randy Silver

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Butt In The Meantime
  2. Have U.N.E. Pull
  3. Strobelite Honey
  4. Are You Mad?
  5. The Choice Is Yours
  6. To Whom It May Concern
  7. Similak Child
  8. Try Counting Sheep
  9. Flavor Of The Month
  10. La Menage
  11. Gimme The Finga
  12. Hoes We Knows
  13. Go To Hail
  14. Black With N.V. (No Vision)
  15. Pass The 40
  16. Blunted 10
  17. The Choice Is Yours (Revisited)
  18. Yes


Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 25, 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Clean
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • ASIN: B000001DUY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #492,017 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing is one of the best old school records I've ever heard. It's seriously just an awesome listen straight through, all 70 minutes of it. For reasons unknown, the Sheep never really got recognition for there amazing beats and rhymes. They were members of the Native Tongues crew, along with The Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul. Those groups are all better known than the Sheep, but they're certainly not any better. This cd has tracks with smooth beats commensurate to Tribe's best tracks on Midnight Marauders (Butt In The Meantime, Strobelite Honey), hilarious rhymes on point with De La's 3 Feet High and Rising (Pass The 40), and straight up great hip-hop tracks (Similak Child, Black With N.V. and Blunted 10), as anything from The Jungle Brother's Straight Out The Jungle. This is really a great album. I recommend it to everyone.
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Newcomers of the Native Tongue (De La Soul, Jungle Brothers & A Tribe Called Quest) family, Black Sheep drops a debut, A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing, with only one trait pertinent, lyrical skills. Dreaming to begin the album, off with a more comedic effort on "U Mean I'm Not" as more of a disrespect of gangster rap's street graphic tales. "La Ménage" featuring Q-Tip is a good song pertaining to sex as Dres and partner Mista Lawnge or alter ego Sugar Dick Daddy show you can't have a show without the DJ. A song with a down play of guitar chords looped with a subtle flute makes "Hoes We Knows" a standout. "Black With N.V. (No Vision)" is a different atmosphere for this album that was necessary as social issues are being confronted. This LP also contains both versions of the hit "The Choice Is Yours". Thoughtful, clever and quite funny interludes help to push this LP among such as "Are You Mad?", "L.A.S.M.", "Go To Hail" and "For Doz That Slept". One thing that kept this from being a classic is the fact that there are no original tracks besides the heavy sample of jazz tunes. For everything that wasn't mentioned about this album here's how to describe their personality and concepts: "...the doo-doo eating, vomit tasting, pee drinking, jelly doughnut making, hoe slapping, kitty cat licking, cesspool swimming, pre-marital sex having, you know the whole nine, so run for the hills and hide your hoes..."
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This is one of the tightest and most underrated hip-hop albums ever. I don't know why the music fan in England said the lyrics are nothing clever. In my estimation, Dres is the wittiest MC I've ever heard. I've been listening to this album since '91, and I'm still discovering new stuff. This is one of those albums where you can throw it on and just let it play. Basically, if you're on this page already, go ahead and buy it. Play it a few times and you'll be hooked.
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Just cause an album is old people are quick to call it a classic??I never got that??While dres is dope on the mic there is a handful of tracks I don't like!Classic to me means albums like criminal minded, raising hell,stunts blunts and hip hop,paid in full,breaking atoms and so on.This album is dope that's why I bought it again but its no classic.
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Time can be hard on innovation, but as old school goes this isn't bad. Some sounds and tunes are still pretty cool here. I still need to listen more but this is my opinion with a brief time to look at this album.
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The listing and cover says 22 songs, but the CD only includes 18. Has anybody else encountered this?
Most of the songs that I was looking for are there. I think the first two short tracks are missing, but that leaves two more that I have not yet identified and the track list and the CD don't fully match up.

Here are the missing tracks:
1) Intro
2) U Mean I'm Not
13) L.A.S.M.
20) For Doz That Slept
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Straight up Hip Hop....Dope beats and rhymes. Dres is an incredible MC that's been slept on....Mr long def does his job here as the beat maker/dj. The lyrics that Dres kicks on this cd are thought provoking and hilarious at times.

If your'e buying this for the 1st time, don't expect it to jump out at you on the initial listen, give it some time and it'll grow on you..
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If you know that catchphrase, then more than likely you are already up on Black Sheep and really don't need to hear me tell you how dope and ahead of their time the two man crew from NY by way of "North Cackalack" were. As members of the "Native Tongue" collective, featuring The Jungle Brothers and A Tribe Called Quest, the self described outsiders of the crew, blessed themselves with the moniker Black Sheep to further certify their oddball point of view. This move aside, the music was as dope as anything the JB'S or Tribe put out themselves. "A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing" was damn near groundbreaking in the sense that it was far left of what dominated the hip-hop landscape at the time. Incredulous beats crafted by totally underrated Mr. Lawnge coupled with clever, "can't see me" lyrics from Dres were all over tracks like "Similak Child", "Gimme The Finga", "Try Counting Sheep". I first saw these cats in the video for "Flavor Of The Month" and knew they were bringing that different fire. Their impact is still heard right now in the game. Dres' arrogance can be heard in scores of underground MCs'. and you can still hear the classic "The Choice Is Yours" in many a club. The Sheep were true innovaters, and it's a shame they didn't stick around as long as other less talented acts did. Oh, and peep the very telling intro "You Mean I'm Not" which lampooned the landscape of gangsta rap that was major at that time. Dres' yelling delivery ala Ice Cube with a NY accent gave it away off the bat! Cop this album for a blast of timeless classic 90's era hip-hop. And as a pre-teen pre-felony Chi Ali says "Pass The 40 cause my moms ain't lookin"
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