Black Sheep ‘A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing’ 25th Anniversary

Release date: 22nd October 1991

Label: Mercury
Producers: William McLean, Dres

Profile (courtesy of Wikipedia):

“A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing is the debut studio album from Americanhip hop group Black Sheep, released October 22, 1991 on Mercury Records. The album peaked at number 30 on the Billboard 200 chart. By April 1992, it was certified gold in sales by the RIAA, after sales exceeding 500,000 copies in the United States. The album peaked at thirty on the U.S. Billboard 200 and reached the fifteenth spot on the R&B Albums chart. It was certified gold in April 1992. John Bush of Allmusic called the album “playfully satirical, witty, and incredibly imaginative,” and stated that “Black Sheep hit a height with their debut that few hip-hop acts would ever reach.” In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums Ever.”

Additional info:

- Listen to Chris Read’s 25th Anniversary Mixtape
- The single ‘Flavor of the Month’ appear on our Classic Material 1991 Mixtape
- The track ‘Try Counting Sheep’ appears on our 1991 Rap Megamix.
- The album comes in at #7 in Ego Trip’s Top 25 Rap Albums of 1991.
- The single ‘Flavor of the Month’ comes in at #14 in Ego Trip’s Top 40 Rap Singles of 1991.
- The single ‘The Choice is Yours’ comes in at #1 in Ego Trip’s Top 40 Rap Singles of 1992.
- Listen to samples used in the making of the album on WhoSampled.

Listen: Spotify / Youtube

Purchase: Discogs

Classic Material