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Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (Clean)
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
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 ... more »
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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
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Blackberries | PA | 09/27/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"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."
Honey next day you might look like doodoo
Michael Kane | 03/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"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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Carltouis Stevenson | Angeles Mesa, Los Angeles | 10/28/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"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...""