Black Sheep - A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing [2 x LP]


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Release Date: 6th August 2021

Get on Down  is proud to present A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, the debut album by Black Sheep, available again  as a double vinyl release. On the initial release of this classic it was “The Choice Is Yours” that blew the roof off with even the most of novice rap fans gravitating to the song’s energy. The cut has gone on to be featured in a long list of films and commercials (including the KIA campaign with the hip hop hamsters). Singles like “The Choice Is Yours” and “Flavor of the Month” made a perfect landing strip  for those to delve deeper into the duo’s debut.

Often humorous (“Strobelite Honey”), often serious (“Black with No N.V (No Vision)”, Black Sheep were able to craft an album that displayed their witty sensibilities while also staying conscious in true Native Tongue  form. From
the  moment  the  album  starts  with  Prince  Paul  introducing  the  “lowlifes  of  the  family  tree”  you  know  you  are  in  for  something special....and different. Mista Lawnge’s production is every bit as textured as fellow counter parts Tribe or De La, while standing out as being completely original and fresh. Tracks like “Butt in the Meantime”, “Try Counting Sheep” and “La Menage (Featuring Q Tip)” are great examples of the duo’s original style - complex layered beats (everything from Jazz, Soul and Rock all meshed together perfectly) to compliment Dres’ distinct voice and word play. With other standout album cuts like “For Those That Slept” and “To Who It May Concern” it seemed as if they had an endless bag of treats, each offering something different while preserving the groups style.

Polar opposite  to  what  other  groups  at  the  time  were  doing,  Black  Sheep  hit a  homerun  with  their  debut  that  few  hip  hop  acts  would  ever reach. VH1 called “The Choice Is Yours” one of the Top 100 Hip Hop tracks of all time and with not one  bad  or  filler  track,  this  full album certainly ranks as one of the best hip hop releases of the 90s.

a1. Intro
a2. U Mean I’m Not
a3. Butt In The Meantime
a4. Have U.N.E. Pull
a5. Strobelite Honey
a6. Are You Mad
b1. That Choice Is Yours
b2. To Whom It May Concern
b3. Similar Child
b4. Try Counting Sheep
b5. Flavor Of The Month
b6. La Menage
c1. LASM
c2. Gimme The Finga
c3. Hoes We Knows
c4. Go To  Hail  
c5.  Black  With  N.V.  (No  Vision)  
c6.  Pass  The  40  
d1.  Blunted  10  
d2.  For  Doz  That  Slept  
d3.  The  Choice  Is  Yours (Revisited)
d4. Yes