The Choice Is Yours (Revisited)

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"The Choice Is Yours (Revisited)"
Single by Black Sheep
from the album A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
Released October 29 , 1991
Genre Golden age hip hop,
Alternative hip hop,
Jazz rap
Length 4:03
Label Mercury/PolyGram
Producer(s) Black Sheep
Certification Platinum[1]

The Choice Is Yours (Revisited) is a single featured on the Native Tongues Posse affiliate Black Sheep's debut album, A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing.

The song samples "Keep on Doin' It" by The New Birth, "Her Favorite Style" by Iron Butterfly, "Big Sur Suite" by Johnny Hammond Smith, "Impressions" by McCoy Tyner, and "I'd Say It Again" by Sweet Linda Divine. The song quotes the Roger Miller song, "Engine Engine Number 9".

In 2008, "The Choice is Yours" was ranked number #73 on VH1's 100 Greatest Hip Hop Songs. The song was used in the video games NBA Street Vol. 2 and Aggressive Inline, as well as being featured in the films Step Up, You Got Served and Lakeview Terrace.

The song also gained a new popularity after it was featured in a commercial for the 2010 Kia Soul.[2]

Samples and Covers[edit]

"The Choice Is Yours (Revisited)" is sampled by N.O.R.E. on his eponymous debut album, on the track titled "Mathematics (Esta Loca)". It is also sampled in KRS-One's "Hip Hop vs. Rap", Home Team's "Pick It Up", and "Be Faithful" by Fatman Scoop.[3] Karmin sampled the beat in their song "Crash Your Party"

A reworked version of the song's chorus is featured in "Weapon of Choice" by Fatboy Slim. Nas also sampled the song in '90s remix to "Where Are They Now", a track where Nas laments the absence of the skilled rappers he had enjoyed in the early days of hip-hop.

Single track listing[edit]

A-Side[edit]

  1. "The Choice Is Yours (Revisited)" - 4:03 [not available on vinyl LP release]
  2. "The Choice Is Yours" (Radio Mix)- 3:23

B-Side[edit]

  1. "Have U.N.E. Pull" (Remix) - 3:38
  2. "Yes" (Everything's OK)- 3:20 [not available on vinyl LP release]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1991/92) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 57
U.S. Hot R&B Singles 21
U.S. Hot Rap Singles 1
U.S. Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 6

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