A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
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Studio album by Black Sheep


August 6, 1991


September 1990 - July 1991


Calliope Studios
(New York City, New York)


East Coast hip hop, Alternative hip hop, Conscious hip hop






Black Sheep, Lisa Cortes (exec.), Dave Gossett (exec.)

A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing is the debut studio album by American hip hop group Black Sheep, released in August 6, 1991 through Mercury Records. Recording sessions for the album mostly took place at Calliope Studios in New York City during September 1990 to July 1991. Production was handled entirely by the duo themselves. It includes guest appearances by Q-Tip (of A Tribe Called Quest), Chi-Ali, Dave Gossett, Chris Lighty and Hot Dog (of The A.T.E.E.M.).

It debuted at #30 on the Billboard 200 and #15 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing spawned the singles: "Strobelite Honey", "The Choice Is Yours", "Similak Child", "Try Counting Sheep" and "Flavor of the Month". The album was praised for its satirical nature, wittiness and imagination. In 1992, it was certified Gold by the RIAA after is sold over 500,000 copies in the United States. 

Track listing[edit | edit source]

All songs produced by Black Sheep.

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Time
1. "Intro" - McLean, Titus 0:49
2. "U Mean I'm Not" Dres McLean, Titus 1:25
3. "Butt...In the Meantime" Dres McLean, Titus 4:13
4. "Have U.N.E. Pull" Dres McLean, Titus 3:48
5. "Strobelite Honey" Dres McLean, Titus 3:05
6. "Are You Mad?" - McLean, Titus 0:43
7. "The Choice Is Yours" Dres McLean, Titus 3:23
8. "To Whom It May Concern" Mista Lawnge, Dres McLean, Titus 4:04
9. "Similak Child" Dres McLean, Titus 4:27
10. "Try Counting Sheep" Dres Grant, Holland, McLean, Titus, Whitfield 4:24
11. "Flavor of the Month" Dres McLean, Titus 4:17
12. "La Menage" Dres, Q-Tip Davis, McLean, Titus 3:23
13. "L.A.S.M." Dres McLean, Perry, Titus, Watts 2:12
14. "Gimme the Finga" Dres McLean, Titus 4:25
15. "Hoes We Knows" Dres McLean, Titus 4:20
16. "Go to Hail" - McLean, Titus 1:02
17. "Black with N.V. (No Vision)" Dres McLean, Titus 3:56
18. "Pass the 40" Mista Lawnge, Chi-Ali, Hot Dog, Chris Lighty, Dave Gossett, Dres Gossett, Griffith, Jones, Lighty, McLean, Titus 4:46
19. "Blunted 10" - McLean, Titus 1:56
20. "For Doz That Slept" - Jackson, Klein, McLean, Titus 2:39
21. "The Choice Is Yours (Revisited)" Dres McLean, Titus 4:03
22. "Yes" Dres McLean, Titus 3:20
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