Act a Fool (album)

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Act a Fool
Studio album by King Tee
Released November 15, 1988
Genre West Coast hip hop
Length 42:38
Label Capitol
Producer DJ Pooh
King Tee
King Tee chronology
Act a Fool
At Your Own Risk

Act a Fool is the debut album by West Coast hip hop artist King Tee. It is considered to be one of his better albums.[citation needed] Its success can be attributed to its production which is handled by DJ Pooh and King Tee himself, or the lack of guest appearances.[citation needed] King Tee is the only vocalist on the entire album—aside from Breeze and Mixmaster Spade on "Just Clowning--and his rhymes are described as "[d]efiant, angry, confrontational, and bemused" by Ron Wynn of Allmusic.[1] Act a Fool reached Billboard 200 chart position (#125). Its title track reached #29 on the Hot Rap Singles chart, and "Bass", which is remixed on this album, reached #19 on the same chart.

Five of the eleven tracks on King Tee's debut album were later included on his greatest hits album, Ruff Rhymes: Greatest Hits Collection, in 1998.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer (s) Length
1 "Act a Fool" DJ Pooh King Tee 4:16
2 "Ko Rock Stuff" DJ Pooh King Tee 3:50
3 "The Coolest" DJ Pooh King Tee 5:17
4 "Flirt" DJ Pooh King Tee 3:47
5 "Baggin' on Moms" King Tee King Tee 2:04
6 "Bass (Remix)" DJ Pooh King Tee 4:41
7 "Let's Dance" DJ Pooh King Tee 3:29
8 "Guitar Playin'" DJ Pooh, King Tee King Tee 5:20
9 "Payback's a Mutha" DJ Pooh King Tee 4:32
10 "Just Clowning" DJ Pooh Breeze, King Tee, Mixmaster Spade 4:40
11 "I Got a Cold" King Tee King Tee 0:42


Act a Fool

Ko Rock Stuff

The Coolest


Bass (Remix)

Guitar Playin'

Payback's a Mutha

Just Clowning

Album singles[edit]

Single cover Single information
"Paybacks a Mutha"
  • Released: 1987
  • B-side: "Special Thanx"
"The Coolest"
  • Released: 1987
  • B-side: "Ya Better Bring A Gun"
"Act A Fool"
  • Released: 1989
  • B-side: "Can This Be Real?"

Chart positions[edit]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Chart (1988) Peak
Billboard 200 125
Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 35


Year Song Hot Rap Singles
1989 "Act a Fool" 26
1989 "Bass" 19